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Old 05-13-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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Hi guys
I will be moving there with my wife and two kids (3 and 1 year old), and my health insurance will cover only this hospitals in Hartford:

Hartford Hospital
St. Vincent Hospital
St. Francis Hospital & Medical

Are those Hospital good enough? Considering that I will be there with two babys? Or there are better choices than Hartford Hos., St Vincent and St. Francis?

Thanks as usual!
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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Hartford and St Francis are the two major hospitals in Hartford, well along with CCMC (Connecticut Children Medical Center). Do you need a hospital because one of your children are sick?
Otherwise, you would use a pediatrician at a doctor office for normal checkups and vaccinations etc instead of a hospital.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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Also, St Vincent is in Bridgeport and NO where near Hartford, Just an FYI.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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Thanks God, they are healthy, just needed for normal checkups and emergency things.
CCMC is better than Hartford and St. Francis? Or the three are ok?

Thanks KH02!
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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Depends on what you are using them for. If the children have emergencies it would make more sense to go to CCMC since it is specifically a children's hospital. For you or your spouse, either St Francis or Hartford would be fine for an emergency. But again, generally hospitals dont do normal checkups.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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Great, thanks!
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:13 AM
 
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You'd better make sure that your insurance will cover outpatient visits at a pediatrician's private office. You will not like going to a clinic at Harford or St. Francis with your children. If either of your children became ill, you would need the services of CCMC. You should check with both CCMC and your insurer to make sure that they would cover CCMC at the in-network rate. If not, consider having your human resources department at your employer re-negotiate the contract to include in-network coverage for CCMC. It is not appropriate for children to go to adult ERs or adult hospitals.
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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FYI - St Vincent and St Francis are Catholic hospitals.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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FYI - St Vincent and St Francis are Catholic hospitals.
Nowadays, that doesn't mean too much, kind of like how people of all religions go to "Catholic" colleges like Georgetown, Siena, Sacred Heart, etc.

Most of the time the hospital you go to has more to do with convenience and location that its "historic religious affiliation". There are lots of "Jewish" hospitals out there and I don't think even the majority of patients at them are Jewish, let alone all. My grandma in her last years was often sent to a "Catholic" hospital (including the illness she died from) because it was 3 blocks from her nursing home, I don't think being Jewish mattered, and this was 25-30 years ago.
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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Nowadays, that doesn't mean too much, kind of like how people of all religions go to "Catholic" colleges like Georgetown, Siena, Sacred Heart, etc.
Perhaps to some people...
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