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Community Health Resource Section servicing Greenwich Hospital patients, their families/caregivers, and the community at large.

Welcome to the Consumer Health LibGuide of Greenwich Hospital!

Hello! My name is Veronica and I am the Consumer Health Librarian at the Greenwich Hospital Medical Library.

If you have a health-related question, literature request or want to recommend a resource to add to this guide:

- Email:

- Phone: 203-863-3286

-Submit a Consumer Health Request Form (link below)


Call Center Hours: Monday - Friday 7am to 7pm 


For the community

  • One-on-one consultations: Discuss your informational needs in a private setting.
  • Health-related literature searches: Learn strategies for conducting health searches and determining which information is reliable.
  • Comfortable reading area: Relax in one of the four lounge chairs available.
  • Reference collection: Check out our consumer health books covering a wide range of medical topics.
  • Computers and printer
  • Wireless internet access

For healthcare professionals

  • Health fairs: Support by compiling and acquiring informational materials.
  • Patient education: Help develop consumer health information collections and patient education materials.
  • Patient support: Provide consumer health information at the medical library or at the bedside of patients per request.

The Consumer Health Librarian invites patients, caregivers, and community members to participate in a variety of health literacy programs!


Upcoming Programs: 

Searching the Internet for Medical Solutions (Register by calling              888-305-9253 or visit

2/5, 2/19 & 3/4, 3/11

1:00 to 2:00 pm

Health misinformation, especially on the Internet, is becoming more prevalent every day. Learn how to find reliable and accurate health information online. This hands-on demonstration shows you how to search medical procedures, medications, terminology and other health information using the free online database MedlinePlus, a service of the National Institutes of Health and U.S. National Library of Medicine. Participants may bring a laptop or mobile device to follow along.

The Community Health Resource Section, staffed by a consumer health librarian, is dedicated to meeting the information needs of Greenwich Hospital patients, their families/caregivers, and the community at large. 

Our mission: To encourage and enable people to make informed decisions about their healthcare.
Please note: Information found in these guides is for educational purposes only.
Always ask your doctor for any medical advice.
Phone: 203-863-3284
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Hospital Medical Library
5 Perryridge Road
Watson Pavilion, 1st Floor
Greenwich, CT 06830

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MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You: A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH National Institutes of Health

MedlinePlus is the National Institute of Health's website for patients and families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information anytime, anywhere for free.


Symptom Checker

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Not sure if you need to see a Doctor? Click the Family icon to check your symptoms for free!
The Family website provides users with accurate medical information and guides them to appropriate health care providers.
User-friendly, easy to understand, and contains little to no ads.


March is

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Visit the following websites to get information on portion control, healthy weight loss, recommended dietary guidelines, and recipes for any type of diet!


Eat Right - Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

The Community Health Resource will be holding a weekly raffle where participants answer a series of nutrition based questions. Prizes for correct answers will be given at the end of each week (questions & prizes change weekly)!


Raffle/Trivia Questions for Week 3:

 1. Foods rich with Omega-3 fatty acids can be mood-lifting. Name THREE Omega-3 foods.

       2.What type of tea has shown to be effective for mental alertness and reducing risk of heart attack?

       3. TRUE or FALSE: aerobic excerise is best for relieving stress  


Visit our guides for more information on:

This month, we also honor:


 Available in the Library

The following health magazines are available to read when you visit the library.

Diabetes Forecast

Diabetes Forecast

Prevention Magazine


Nutrition Action

Nutrition Action

Consumer Reports On Health

Consumer Reports
On Health

Available Online New!

We are excited to offer free online access (when using a hospital computer) to the following popular health and wellness magazines:

  • Consumer Reports On Health
  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Eating Well
  • Family Circle
  • Food & Travel
  • Gluten-Free Living
  • Pain-Free Living
  • Parents
  • Reader's Digest
  • Shape
  • A Wellness Update

If you are using a public computer in the library, please see a librarian for the username and password and log in here to read them.
If you are using a network computer anywhere in the hospital, click here to read them.

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