At Hartford HealthCare's Ayer Neuroscience Institute, we’ve taken the concept of a second opinion to a new level:

Each week, all our specialists—neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neurointensivists, and neuro-critical care nurses—meet to review each individual case. Together, they pool their knowledge and experience to give you the most advanced treatment plan possible.

We are the only system in the region that operates this way. We also have the region’s only neurological intensive care unit.

Epilepsy Center

As a top destination for epilepsy care, we see people of all ages with a wide range of conditions. Almost 50 percent of the time, the problem isn’t epilepsy itself but a mood or conversion disorder — equally debilitating, but demanding a different course of care.

Headache Center

A comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating patients with head and/or face pain: The Headache Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of many types of headaches.

Movement Disorders

Where patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders can find a path to improved quality of life.


Our neurosurgery capabilities include the region’s only dedicated neurology Intensive Care Unit, staffed 24/7 by APRNs, and strong behavioral health support from neuropsychologists.

Stroke Center

We bring together top specialists for every facet of your illness. They have the latest technologies for the most advanced care possible, including a dedicated Stroke Intensive Care Unit.

Acute Care Locations:


Hartford Hospital

Hartford Hospital is an 867-bed Level 1 Trauma Center & regional referral center that provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. It is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England.


The Hospital of Central Connecticut

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC) is a 414-bed, 32-bassinet, acute-care community teaching hospital with campuses in New Britain and Southington.


MidState Medical Center

MidState Medical Center is a 156-bed acute care hospital located in Meriden, Connecticut, with satellite offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Southington.