What Women Should Know About COVID-19

We’re listening, and we’re hearing that many Women’s Health Connecticut patients feel inundated with information about the novel coronavirus, or COVID...

Your Questions About COVID-19 Answered

A lot of information surrounding COVID-19 has been circulating online, and it can feel overwhelming. Our medical experts want to make sure you are inf...

How to Use Telemedicine for Your ObGyn Needs

As your primary ObGyn resource, Women's Health Connecticut and its 250 health care providers want to let you know that you can continue to access us f...

Obstetrical Patients From Outside CT

Every day, during this Coronavirus pandemic, we encounter pregnant women who have valid concerns about bringing their child safely into the world and...

Women’s Health Connecticut Face Mask Recommendations

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Women’s Health Connecticut is working hard to adapt the latest health recommendations to keep our patients and our provi...

Giving Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Being pregnant and giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic raises a lot of new challenges, fears, and questions for families. Perhaps one of the har...

Postponing Your Well-Woman Exam Due to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our practices have instated specific protocols to reduce the possibility of COVID-19 transmission for our patients and o...

Doc Talk: Annual Exams and COVID-19

May 11 is National Women's Checkup Day, an effort started by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to remind women across the country to pe...

Doc Talk: Telehealth Lactation Support

The benefits and advantages of breastfeeding have been widely advertised, but for many mothers, breastfeeding can present significant challenges. In t...

8 Reasons Women Should Practice Yoga

With so much going on in the world, maintaining your physical and mental health is more important than ever. Enter yoga, along with increased flexibil...

Doc Talk: Get The Facts on Chronic Pelvic Pain

We sat down with Dr. Amanda Rostkowski of Fine and Gillette, a Women's Health Connecticut practice, to talk about chronic pelvic pain, its causes, and...

Video: Are My Periods Normal?

Introducing Women's Health Connecticut's Teen GYN video series. "Are My Periods Normal?" will answer basic questions you might have about menstruation...

Video: Am I Ready for Sex?

Deciding to have sex for the first time is kind of a big deal. Two Women's Health Connecticut Adolescent GYNs discuss tips for healthy relationships a...

Video: What Tests Do I Need?

So you just started seeing a GYN, but what medical tests should you expect to have at what age? Dr. Frederick Rau and Dr. Kelley Sturrock of Gynecolog...

Doc Talk: Get the Facts on Pregnancy and Exercise

We sat down with Dr. Iris Moore of Middlesex Obstetrical & Gynecological Associates to talk about common myths, safe activities, and overall approach...

Doc Talk: Get the Facts on Urinary Incontinence

We sat down with Dr. Robert K. Gildersleeve of Mansfield Ob/Gyn Associates, a Women's Health Connecticut practice, to talk about urinary incontinence,...

Doc Talk: Holistic Health Counseling and Hypnosis Therapy

Women’s Health Connecticut offers multifaceted solutions to achieving health and overall wellness. One of these pathways includes holistic health coun...

Doc Talk: Learning About Minimally Invasive Surgery & Treating Endometriosis

We sat down with Dr. Roa Alammari of Mansfield Ob/Gyn Associates, a Women's Health Connecticut practice, to talk about her specialty in minimally inva...

LGBTQ Fertility Care and Family Planning Support

There are many options and services available for LGBTQ individuals, or couples to become parents. Our Women’s Health Connecticut network of providers...

Practicing Self-Care to Feel Your Best During Your Period

It’s no secret that our body changes during menstruation,  and while it varies from person to person, it’s often associated with negative symptoms. Fo...

Three Simple Ways to Protect Your Cervical Health

Not long ago, cervical cancer was once one of the most common cancers affecting women. Cases in the US decreased significantly with the introduction o...

Video: Birth Control 101

There are so many methods of birth control out there, how do you know which one is right for you and your lifestyle? Two Adolescent GYNs from Women's...

Video: What Happens at My First Visit?

It's recommended that most girls have their first visit with a GYN between ages 13 and 15. This type of visit allows you to develop a good relationshi...

Video: What's Endometriosis?

Introducing Women's Health Connecticut Teen GYN series. You may have heard about endometriosis, but what should you do if you think you might have it?...

No Scalpel Vasectomy Overview

Considering a vasectomy as long-term birth control? Dr. Scott Matson of Women’s Health Connecticut explains a no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy – a simp...

No Scalpel Vasectomy Risks

In this non-graphic video, Dr. Scott Matson of Vasectomy and Male Infertility Center of Connecticut, a division of Women’s Health Connecticut, helps y...

Women's Health Connecticut is Now Offering Telemedicine Visits

To deliver safe and supportive care to our patients, Women’s Health Connecticut is now offering telemedicine visits where you can speak with your prov...

A Statement From Women's Health Connecticut

Devoted to Women We, the physicians, collaborative providers, staff, and leadership of Women’s Health Connecticut, stand in support of  Black American...

Frequently asked questions about Women's Health Connecticut

My Doctor's Office

How do I contact my doctor's office?

Women’s Health Connecticut is comprised of over 40 practices throughout Connecticut and Central Massachusetts. You may contact your provider’s office via phone or online through the Patient Portal. To find your doctor’s office’s phone number, please search for your provider here.

Where can I find my doctor’s fax number?

You can find your provider’s office’s fax number by searching for your provider or your provider’s office.

What are your hours?

Women’s Health Connecticut is comprised of over 40 practices throughout Connecticut and Central Massachusetts. Hours may vary depending on where you wish to be seen. Please search for your provider’s office here to find specific hours of operation related to your desired location. Many offices offer evening and weekend hours for extra convenience. Please check with your provider’s office for full availability.

Do you accept my insurance?

Women’s Health Connecticut practices accept most insurance plans offered in Connecticut and Massachusetts. We are familiar with most carrier provisions and will always do our best to obtain proper pre-authorization approvals and referrals on your behalf.

Please be sure to bring your insurance information to every appointment for verification. To view a list of the plans your provider accepts, please search for your provider’s office here and view the “Insurance” section on their page.

My Visit

How do I make an appointment?

There are several ways to request an appointment:

  • Fill out a Request Appointment Form online.
  • Log in to your Patient Portal account and select “Appointments.”
  • Call your provider’s office to speak with a member of our team. Find the desired phone number by searching for your provider’s name here.

How do I cancel or reschedule my appointment?

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we ask that you call your provider’s office to let them know in advance. Your provider may have additional guidelines regarding cancellation. Please find your provider’s office here. Cancellation policy information can be found in the “Your Visit” section.

 

Where is the medical records release form?

The medical records release form and other forms can be found below. Your doctor’s office may have additional forms available on their practice location page. Please search for your doctor’s office here and refer to the “Forms” section on their page.

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy (PDF)

Confidential Communication Request (PDF)

Language Services (PDF)

Individual's Rights to Access and Copy PHI (PDF)

Medical Records Release (PDF)

Notice of Privacy (PDF)

Registration Form (PDF)

Recording Policy (PDF)

How do I create a Patient Portal account?

The Patient Portal allows you to access your health records, pay your bill, fill out forms before coming in, confirm normal test results, double-check appointment dates/times, and more. Enroll now.

How do I pay my bill?

You can easily pay your bill online through the Patient Portal.

My Health Concerns

How do I ask my doctor a question?

We understand that there will be instances where you have a quick question for your doctor that may not warrant a visit. Our providers and office staff are here to answer your questions and to provide guidance related to your specific care plan. To ask a question, you may contact your provider’s office via phone or online through the Patient Portal. To find the correct phone number, please search for your provider here.

 

I just got my period. Should I reschedule my visit?

For most routine and problem visits it is not necessary to reschedule your appointment due to the start of your menstrual period. Several specialty visits and procedures may be more difficult at the time of a period. If you are unsure about keeping your appointment, please contact your Women's Health Connecticut provider and we will be happy to help guide you.

 

I think I might have a UTI or an STD. What should I do?

If you are experiencing any unusual or unpleasant symptoms, we encourage you to contact your provider’s office to schedule a problem visit so that your provider can examine you and administer the appropriate tests. Office staff will do their best to accommodate you as soon as possible. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, always call 911.

 

I think I might be pregnant. What’s the first step?

Pregnancy can be a happy or scary time in a woman’s life, and sometimes a combination of both. Whatever your feelings about your current pregnancy, please contact your Women's Health Connecticut provider. We will be happy to guide you with decision making about the appropriate time to schedule a visit, interpreting symptoms as routine or concerning, and guiding you about making the appropriate decisions regarding medications. Our team is here to help you.

 

I’m pregnant and something feels off. Should I call the doctor?

While many symptoms during pregnancy are routine, knowing which ones are not common is just as important. If you are experiencing any of these warning signs call your provider’s office immediately. Our offices have a provider on call to handle emergencies 24 hours a day. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, always call 911.