Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a leading source of pediatric primary care in Connecticut, and home to the largest pediatric primary care center between New York and Boston. Connecticut Children’s offers primary care services through an integrated partnership with Charter Oak Health Center, a federally qualified health center. More than 15,000 children from Hartford neighborhoods receive their primary care in Connecticut Children’s Primary Care Center, and more than 85 percent of these pediatric patients are insured by Medicaid.
A major teaching site for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center improves the health of Connecticut children by providing better access to healthcare along with preventive and diagnostic services. Our board certified primary care pediatricians offer complete health care services in English and Spanish for infants, children and adolescents, from birth to 18 years of age. Comprehensive services for our patients and families include:
- 24/7 advice by phone
- Wellness visits
- Preventive care
- Treatment when your child is sick
- Mental health support
- Screenings for behavioral disorders
- Evaluation and treatment of chronic conditions
- Referral to the emergency department or other specialists at Connecticut Children’s as needed
- Programs and services that meet the needs of special pediatric populations
A team of more than 50 experienced pediatricians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pediatric residents, nurses, social workers, and support staff are committed to providing compassionate, patient- and family-centered care along with an array of support services that can help improve your child’s overall physical, mental and emotional health. Whenever possible, each child and family is assigned a physician or team of caregivers so the same health care specialists will see your child for scheduled visits.
Preventive Health Care
During wellness visits, the primary care team will talk about important issues that may be of concern to your child and family and answer questions on topics such as behavior, development, discipline, education, nutrition, safety, and family relationships. Preventive health care also includes immunizations (shots) children need to prevent serious illnesses such as hepatitis, whooping cough and measles.