Trinity Health Of New England FURI (Fever Upper Respiratory Infection) Clinics

Purpose

Trinity Health Of New England FURI (Fever Upper Respiratory Infection) Clinics are dedicated facilities to assess, treat and reassure people, and where necessary, to triage them through the healthcare system. The idea is to divert people with upper respiratory tract symptoms and fever away from emergency departments and general practices. Not only does this reduce demand for these traditional services, it potentially limits the spread of disease among vulnerable populations, such as the elderly.

FURI clinics can assess and treat potentially large numbers of people with appropriate levels of infection control. They’re also staffed by people dedicated to this one task. So expertise is concentrated in one location.

FURI clinics are part of a broader emergency health response to the coronavirus. And different places give them different names. For instance, in NSW their official name is “pandemic assessment centers” and in China they are called “Fever” clinics.

To view the FURI Clinic operations and workflow summary, click here.

Who Does the Clinic Serve?

All patients that need to be evaluated in an ambulatory setting with fever, Cough, Runny Nose and shortness of breath. FURI clinics are NOT walk in clinics. It is “schedule only” clinic. Patients with fever and cough, runny nose and or shortness of breath would need to contact their PCP or FURI clinic by phone first for initial triage by a clinician. Minimally ill patients would be advised to stay at home with enhanced self monitoring based on clinical judgement.

Locations

Hartford
11 South Road; Suite 200; Farmington, CT 06032
860-284-9544
Hours: M-F, 8:30AM – 5PM
COVID-19 Testing at FURI Clinic: No. Patients will be referred to alternative testing site if indicated.
Radiology (CXR):Yes, Near Clinic

Waterbury
1154 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT
203-709-4825
Hours of operation: M-F, 8AM – 7PM, Sat, 9AM – 5PM, Sun, 9AM-2PM
COVID-19 Testing at FURI Clinic: Yes
Radiology (Chest X-Ray): Yes.

Springfield
395 Southampton Rd, Westfield, MA 01085
413-533-2900
Hours of operation: 8:30 AM – 5 PM, M –F
COVID 19 Testing at FURI Clinic: No
Radiology (CXR): Yes, Near Clinic

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