CTtransit now goes to hospital's cancer center

October 02, 2015

The bus stops here! 

Area residents can now board a CTtransit bus that stops at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute (HHCCI) at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and the adjacent Medical Arts Center.

Bus stop at HOCC Cancer Center

CTtransit Route 503 makes hourly stops to the cancer center at 183 North Mountain Road in New Britain Monday through Saturday from approximately 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. (until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday). The route travels between the Bank Street bus hub in Downtown New Britain and Tunxis Community College in Farmington. Connections to this route are available in Downtown New Britain from CTfastrak and at Tunxis from the CTtransit Route 66 from Hartford.

“Ease of access to both our cancer center as well as imaging services and other offerings at this campus is very important to us and we are very pleased that CTtransit is now making regular stops here six days a week,” says Kristoffer Popovitch, director of the HHCCI at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. “We’re very appreciative of this partnership with CTtransit.”

The new cancer center is home to the cancer program at HOCC. The cancer center features medical oncology, radiation therapy, infusion center, GYN oncology, surgical oncology, laboratory services, rehabilitation and physical therapy, a resource center, integrative medicine, nurse navigation services and a boutique. Outside the cancer center is a healing garden with walking paths.

The Medical Arts Center offers imaging services, Comprehensive Breast Health Center, orthopedics and hematology oncology offices. Patient ambassadors are readily available at the center’s entrance to assist patients and visitors toward their visit locations.

For exact bus route and schedule information, please visit www.cttransit.com/RoutesSchedules and click on the New Britain service area. A trip planner is available on the CTtransit website where you can input your starting address and time/date of travel to find your most convenient travel options. Also, all CTtransit routes are in Google Transit. When getting directions at google.com/maps, you can get bus directions by clicking on the transit icon.

For more information about the HOCC cancer center or Medical Arts Center, please call 1.844.205.3312 (toll free) or 860.827.4170. Information about the cancer center is also at thocc.org.

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute (HHCCI) offers cancer patients across Connecticut a single standard of world-class care based on superior clinical expertise, compassion and support for patients and access to leading-edge advances in technology, clinical research and protocols. The Institute is the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, a pioneering partnership established to bring the very latest advances in cancer research and treatment to broader populations of patients and communities. The HHCCI includes the cancer centers at Backus Hospital, Hartford Hospital, MidState Medical Center, The Hospital of Central Connecticut and Windham Hospital.