Connecticut Children’s Care Alliance With Hartford HealthCare Connecticut Children’s and Hartford HealthCare have a history of collaboration, from newborn care to care for chronic illnesses and adult congenital heart disease. Our Care Alliance takes this commitment even further: We’re partnering to help families navigate every step of their healthcare journey. We want every child and family in the region to have access to expert care – for a lifetime. Learn about all of Connecticut Children’s Care Alliances > The Best of Both Worlds From birth and through adulthood, we want every member of your family to get the care they need, even as those needs change and evolve over time. By combining Connecticut Children’s and Hartford HealthCare’s expertise and reach throughout nearly 400 locations, we’re making care more accessible to everyone. This includes health, social and emotional support programs across both health systems. Partnering Through the Pandemic Our two health systems have pledged to work together to bring the best pediatric care closer to every family in the region – and with a COVID-19 vaccine now authorized for ages 12 to 15, that includes convenient access to vaccine clinics throughout the state. Walk-ins are welcome – or if you prefer to schedule an appointment, you can do so through Hartford HealthCare. View clinic locations and information. Nationally-Ranked Newborn Care Closer to Home Connecticut Children’s flagship Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Hartford Hospital is already a hub for newborn care throughout the region: Connecticut Children’s neonatology team is named one of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report, includes nationally-ranked nurses, and leads important research. Our Care Alliance will bring NICUs staffed by Connecticut Children’s specialists to more Hartford HealthCare locations – so communities throughout the region have access to this same high-quality neonatology care. Making Sure Your Care Is in the Right Hands No matter where your family’s health journey leads, we’re your partners on it. Connecticut Children’s and Hartford HealthCare will continue to listen and respond to your needs, connecting your family with the right care, wherever that may be across our health systems. Whether it’s a newborn who needs to spend time in the NICU; a child who needs a pediatric specialist; or an older teen who is transitioning to adult care, our teams will work together for a safe, well-planned transition of care.