Hartford Hospital Community Health

Doctors and nurses at Hartford Hospital’s Community Health have been providing high-quality medical care to patients in the Hartford area for over five decades.

We’re dedicated to keeping people in our community healthy and well, regardless of the ability to pay. At our clinics, we care for the whole person. That means we take care of medical needs and health issues, but also offer services that address mental health, nutrition and social service needs, too.

About Community Health

In 1969, we opened our doors as the Brownstone Clinics to provide primary care services to those in need in the Greater Hartford area. Today, we offer a wide array of health services beyond primary care.

Hartford Hospital’s Community Health welcome all in need. We see over 40,000 patients every year for medical care, and over 17,000 for dental care. We are also home to the largest HIV facility in the state.

When you come to us for care, you can take pride in knowing you will be seen by some of the best doctors in Connecticut - all affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

We’re also recognized for excellence by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. That means we have met the highest standards for a healthcare provider.

Primary Care Services

We build lasting relationships with our patients and enjoy caring for them throughout the many stages of their lives. We provide yearly physicals and regular check-ups, flu shots and other immunizations, and nutritional counseling.

Taking care of a patient’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. At our Clinic, patients also have access to social support and can meet with social workers to discuss any behavioral health needs.

Providers also help patients with ongoing management of any chronic health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

At Hartford Hospital Community Health, patients have a whole team of professionals behind them.

Primary Care Locations

  • Hartford Hospital Community Health – Jefferson Street
    132 Jefferson Street, Hartford
    Call 860.972.0200 to make an appointment
    Open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Care After HoursGoHealth Urgent Care

If you need care for minor illnesses or injuries outside of our normal primary care hours, you can visit our partner, Hartford HealthCare-Go Health Urgent Care.

With many convenient locations throughout Connecticut, and extended hours seven days a week including holidays, Hartford HealthCare GoHealth Urgent Care is here for you and your family.

Is it Urgent or an Emergency? If a medical condition is life- or limb-threatening, or involves severe wounds or amputations, patients should go to the ER. If the medical condition is non-life-threatening, GoHealth Urgent Care offers experienced providers who are ready and waiting for you.

Find a Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care center near you and save your spot online today. Walk-ins are always welcome!

Can’t make it into one of our urgent care centers? No problem! Learn more about online video care via virtual visits

Specialty Care Services

If the need arises, providers at our Clinic can connect patients to a variety of specialized doctors who treat and manage health conditions that affect the following:

  • Breast
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Endocrine problems
  • Eye problems
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Heart
  • Hernias
  • Hormone system
  • Movement disorders within the Spanish speaking community
  • Neurological issues
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Stomach or colon problems
  • Urinary issues

A referral from your primary care doctor is required for specialty care services. For more information about how to access a specialist, please call 860.972.2791.

We are open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Specialty Care Locations

  • Hartford Hospital Community Health – Retreat Avenue
    (Brownstone Building)
    2nd and 5th floors
    79 Retreat Avenue, Hartford

The Community Care Center

The Community Care Center, part of Hartford Hospital’s Community Health, opened in 1992 as part of the Brownstone Clinics. It provides a wide range of services for patients with suspected or established infectious diseases as well as primary care services.

These services include travel medicine; evaluation and treatment of all infectious diseases including: tick-borne illnesses, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, fever of unknown origin, tuberculosis, and evaluation of immunocompromised patients.

It is also a (Ryan White) Center of Excellence, with one of the largest HIV facilities in the state, serving approximately 500 patients. We provide comprehensive care for persons living with HIV including substance use disorder management, psychiatry, and have access the Hartford Healthcare’s referral network for any subspecialty needs.

Our Center for Gender Health creates a welcoming, supportive environment for gender diverse individuals to receive comprehensive healthcare and has access to experts in endocrinology, gynecology, plastic surgery, behavioral health and primary care.


  • Hartford Hospital Community Health – Jefferson Street
    132 Jefferson Street, Hartford
    Open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Community Health Locations

  • Primary Care

    132 Jefferson Street

    For appointments call 860.972.0200
    Open Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Specialty Care

    79 Retreat Avenue, Floors 2 and 5

    A referral from your primary care doctor is required for specialty care services. For more information about how to access a specialist, please call 860.972.2791.

  • Community Care Center

    132 Jefferson Street

    For appointments call 860.972.9300
    Open Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.