This page was updated on August 29, 2020.
There is so much information available online about COVID-19, and we’ve shared some relevant links and COVID-19-related content below. We cannot emphasize enough the need for the basics of infection control:
- Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitizer,
- Avoid touching your face,
- Maintain as much social distance as you realistically can from others, and
- Stay home and call if you are ill (fever, cough, shortness of breath, or flu-like symptoms).
VERY IMPORTANT: If you have a fever and cough and are not having difficulty breathing, call your primary care provider so they can assess if you need to be seen or if you can should stay at home.
We are adjusting our procedures in all services and Navigation Center (888-793-3500) to screen for illness, and we will maintain services by phone and in person in the timeliest, most appropriate means possible.
- Changes to hours and services
- COVID-19 Testing at Wheeler. NOTE: COVID Testing for EVERYONE is available in Hartford and Waterbury. COVID Testing for Wheeler patients is available at our four Family Health & Wellness Centers in Bristol, Hartford, New Britain, and Waterbury.
- Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
- Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
"Talk It Out" Hotline to Help Parents and Caregivers
Parents and caregivers who need help managing the stress and increased needs resulting from caring for their children during the COVID-19 crisis are invited to call Connecticut’s new “Talk It Out” hotline.
An initiative of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, the hotline provides support from a network of trained professionals, including Wheeler, who will listen and speak with people about their concerns and, if additional help is needed, make referrals to responsive services, including Mobile Crisis Intervention Services.
COVID-19 and Basic Needs Resources for Individuals Served by Wheeler Community Justice Programs
New Britain Area COVID-19 Resource Guide
Intimate Partner Violence Resources
General COVID-19 Resources and Information from Wheeler
The content below includes perspectives and insights from Wheeler clinicians, administrators, case managers, and other professionals to help individuals, families, and communities to navigate during this challenging time.