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:
- Phone: 203-863-3286
-Submit a Consumer Health Request Form (link below)
The Consumer Health Librarian is now offering video reference services!
Discuss your health concerns & learn where to find reliable health information online from the comfort of your own home!
Email email@example.com to schedule a Zoom meeting
Call Center Hours: Monday - Friday 7am to 7pm
For the community
For healthcare professionals
The Consumer Health Librarian invites patients, caregivers, and community members to participate in a variety of health literacy programs!
Upcoming ZOOM Programs:
Where to Find: Resources for Better Sleep
Thursday, May 13 l 7 - 8 pm
Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Saul Rothenberg, PhD, clinical psychologist, sleep medicine specialist
Insomnia and sleep deprivation can seriously affect your physical and mental health, as well as compromise your immune system. Learn about online resources to find researched and peer-reviewed techniques for a better night’s sleep, with recommendations for books and mobile apps. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.
Food For 50
Thursday, June 10 l 6 - 7 pm
Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Erica Christ, registered dietitian
Nutritional needs often change with age. Online resources help the "over 50" crowd find healthy recipes, locate a nutritionist, and identify diet fads and scams to avoid. Hear about nutrition programs available through the Center for Nutritional and Behavioral Health. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.
Update on COVID-19 Vaccines
Thursday, June 3 l 7 - 8 pm
Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Gavin McLeod, MD, infectious disease specialist; Ralph Cipriani, MD, internist and infectious disease specialist
Learn where to find updates on COVID-19 vaccines from reliable federal and state health websites. Find out what information has been debunked, and how to spot and stop the spread of misinformation about these vaccines. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.
Where to Find: Postnatal Immunization Resources
Thursday, August 19 l 6 - 7 pm
Speaker: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian
Don’t know what vaccines are needed for your baby, what they do or when they are due? Learn about reliable online resources to find postnatal vaccine information including how to track and receive your child’s immunization history at any time. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.
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.
|Hours:||Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm|
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As of Monday, March 8th 2021, certain departments at Greenwich Hospital will allow 1 visitor per day
(read more at GH visitor policy)
The Greenwich Hospital Medical Library is Open!
For your safety, please adhere to the following temporary library policies
(updates will be posted in accordance to CT State health guidelines):
All patients and visitors must wear face masks and
practice social distancing in the library.
Visitors and patients may access the library ONLY for appointments with the Consumer Health Librarian
(please schedule ahead of time by Email or Phone).
Visitors DO NOT have access to fax, copier or computers.
Visit our guides for more information on:
This month, we also honor:
The following health magazines are available to read when you visit the library.
We are excited to offer free online access (when using a hospital computer) to the following popular health and wellness magazines:
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.
What's on this website?
Here you will find lots of links to reliable information online about a variety of health issues. Find out more about: