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: September & October 2021
Where to Find: Food Safety Facts
Tuesday, September 14 l 6 - 7 pm
Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Tushaar Shrimanker, MD, resident physician
Proper storage and cooking techniques can prevent food poisoning, a potentially fatal illness. Learn about online resources to find food safety tips, how to recognize the symptoms of food poisoning and gastroenteritis, and the four steps to safely prepare and preserve food whether at home or traveling. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.
Where to Find: Prostate Health Updates
Tuesday, September 21 l 6 - 7 pm
Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Will Jowsey, MBBS, resident physician
Learn what to expect at a prostate cancer screening, when to begin and how often to follow up. Plus, get recommendations for online and print resources for men’s health information. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.
Where to Find: Managing Chronic Pain
Tuesday, September 28 l 6 - 7 pm
Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Michael Foti, MD, resident physician
When you're in constant pain, any advice may seem like good advice. Learn to sort fact from fiction and where to find current, reliable information to get you on a path to pain relief and management. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.
Where to Find: Hospital Preparation Suggestions
Tuesday, October 12 l 6 - 7 pm
Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Umar Hasan, DO, resident physician
Learn how to prepare and what to expect during a hospital visit or stay; get an overview of health literacy and resources to help you become a more informed patient. Join in for a chance to win prizes while learning medical terminology during a fun medical word trivia game. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.
Where to Find: Palliative Care Resources
Thursday, October 21 l 7 - 8 pm
Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Mitzi Liotta, LCSW, palliative care social worker
Finding financial advice, treatment options and caregiver assistance can be overwhelming when caring for a loved one on a daily basis. Get an overview of the Palliative Care Center at Greenwich Hospital, and available services and community resources. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.
Community Health Library
Greenwich Hospital’s Medical Library is open to the community by appointment only. To schedule an in-person or Zoom appointment with the consumer health librarian, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-863-3286.
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|
||Greenwich Hospital Medical Library
5 Perryridge Road
Watson Pavilion, 1st Floor
Greenwich, CT 06830
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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: