Adult Primary Care is a program that provides comprehensive medical care services. Staff includes board-certified internists and APRNs who also have admitting privileges at Backus Hospital. Services include assessment, diagnosis and treatment of illness, physical examinations, health promotion, immunizations. On-site testing includes EKG, blood sugar testing and referral for diagnostic testing.
The Adult Primary Care Program participates in the CT Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Women without insurance may receive a physical, Pap smear and mammogram at no charge.
How to make an appointment
What to bring for your first visit
Please bring your insurance card and documentation of income (2 pay stubs) for participation in the sliding fee scale. You may also bring records from your previous physician if applicable. If there is a guardianship the authorized individual is responsible for signing consent forms.
UCFS accepts most insurance plans. UCFS staff obtains health insurance authorization and reauthorizations as needed. Staff assistance is available for people interested in applying for Medicaid, HUSKY or Healthy Start.
Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 8 am – 7 pm and Friday from 8 am – 5 pm. There is a 24-hour on-call system that can be reached by calling 860-892-7042 and asking answering service to be connected with the on-call Adult Primary Care physician.
Chronic Care Management
What is Chronic Care Management (CCM)?
CCM is a care coordination service that is completed outside of your regular visits with UCFS Healthcare. In collaboration with your care team, we will develop a care plan to address your chronic conditions. UCFS healthcare can help coordinate your visits with other doctors, facilities, lab, radiology, or other testing; we can talk to you on the phone about your symptoms; we can help you with the management of your medications; and we will provide you with a comprehensive care plan.
Who is Eligible?
If you have Medicare and live with two or more chronic conditions, i.e., hypertension, arthritis, asthma, depression, diabetes, etc., you are eligible. We will bill Medicare and if you have a secondary insurance for these services during any month that we have provided at least 20 minutes of non-face-to-face care of you and your conditions. If you do not have a secondary insurance you will be responsible for a small cost share. You must provide your consent to participate once a year.
What are the benefits?
- Development of a comprehensive care plan with you to work toward your health and quality of life goals.
- Nurse follow-up throughout the month to check in, offer health education and connect you to additional resources if needed.
- Help you avoid health events such as trips to the emergency department, a fall or worsening health.
- Coordinated care means you will get personal attention and help from a healthcare provider you know and who knows about your health conditions and helps to keep you healthy.
To discuss if CCM would be a benefit to you and your healthcare needs, please call 860-822-2802.