For questions on Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Click here

Updated 3/7/22

Mask Policy: We are following mandates from The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health.  

Masks are Required.

Updated 12/22/21

**If you suspect you have been exposed or have symptoms please do not come to Mansfield Family Practice. You can call the office for medical direction.**

**Due to limited testing supplies Mansfield Family Practice is not performing in office COVID-19 testing for patients who are asymptomatic, who require tests for travel or return to work or for patients who have had an exposure to a person with covid.  We are only testing patients in the office who have symptoms and require care. We are also not ordering tests at local labs for patients we cannot personally examine.

Regarding Testing:

Testing is currently available at Mansfield Family Practice. Testing for worried people without symptoms is not available. It will be a clinical decision for medical providers to make regarding testing. For more information on alternative testing visit the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health page here

You can also see a list of testing locations near you by clicking here

This week the state has drive up testing  8am-2pm  Wed/ Friday/Saturdays at Recreation Park,  50 Main Street, in Willimantic. The Willimantic site is no appointment, drive up testing.

Next week the state is expanding hours in many of the state supported sites in Eastern Connecticut. While we don’t yet have the updated schedule for the other sites, the Willimantic COVID test site (Recreation Park, 50 Main Street, Willimantic) will be operating 6 days per week.  Below is the updated schedule:

 Monday 2 -7pm

Wednesday 8 – 2pm

Thursday 2 – 7pm

Friday 8 –2pm

Saturday 8-2pm

Sunday 8-2pm


For the latest on the State of Connecticut Travel Advisory Click here


As of May 13th, all individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible for the vaccine. 

While we hope we do get vaccine for COVID-19, we do not currently have any vaccine.   The State of CT has developed a website to keep the public informed about the most recent guidance on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans:

If you suspect you are having an adverse reaction to the vaccine you can report it at this website: If you are experiencing a medical emergency, seek immediate assistance from a healthcare provider or call 9-1-1. CDC and FDA do not provide individual medical treatment, advice, or diagnosis

FDA has granted full approval for Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY) COVID-19 Vaccine.

There are several options now to schedule your vaccination.

  • There is a COVID-19 vaccine hotline to assist patients. The CT COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224. The line will take calls on Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will offer a call-back option when all contact specialists are busy serving other callers. Starting Monday, Feb 8 the Assist line will be available 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm.  The team will aim to return calls as soon as possible, with the goal of same-day response.
  • The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health has the options listed on their site. Click here for that information. You can also schedule a vaccine through their VAMS system by registering on this site. There will be a phone number to call to schedule soon.
  • Hartford Healthcare is now offering immunization. Currently, scheduling for patients is only available through their online medical chart called MyChartPLUS. This is not our patient portal. This is Hartford Healthcare’s portal. Instructions can be found here. Hartford Healthcare also set up a hotline to answer questions about MyChartPlus: 860-972-4993. Or email If you’d prefer to schedule your appointment by phone, call the Hartford HealthCare Access Center at 860-827-7690 or toll-free at 833-943-5721.
  • University of Connecticut Health opened up their online scheduling for the vaccine. Click here to schedule. Then click in the top right corner Where it states “Schedule COVID-19 Vaccine”. They also require a MyChart account which is not our patient portal. You can also call 860-679-5589 to schedule your appointment.

Information resources:

If you have questions regarding the latest information on COVID-19 please use the following links:



If you have questions not answered by these websites please call Hartford HealthCare’s 24-hour COVID-19 Clinical Command Center hotline for Patients and community: 860-972-8100 or (toll-free) 833-621-0600.

Regarding the common cold:

The CDC recommends contacting your primary care doctor if you have:

  • Difficulty breathing or fast breathing
  • Dehydration
  • Fever that lasts longer than 4 days
  • Symptoms that last more than 10 days without improvement
  • Symptoms, such as fever or cough, that improve but then return or worsen
  • Worsening of chronic medical conditions

The CDC does NOT recommend seeing your physician to rule out for the common cold. Although there are some lab tests that can detect common viral agents like rhinovirus and respiratory syncytial virus, they are rarely used because the common cold tends to go away before a diagnostic test is necessary.

For more information on the common cold Click here

You can help prevent colds and other illnesses by doing your best to stay healthy and keep others healthy, including:

  • Washing your hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who have colds or other upper respiratory infections.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Don’t smoke and avoid secondhand smoke.