UCONN Health Center
The Huntington's Disease (HD) Program of the University of Connecticut Health Center provides care, treatment and education to patients with HD and their families. Persons eligible include Connecticut residents who have or are at risk for HD and their family members. The HD Program is also charged with being an educational resource to health services throughout the state of Connecticut.
EVALUATION: Evaluations are provided free of charge (excluding laboratory tests and/or radiological studies) and consists of a visit with our neuropsychiatrist, psychiatric nurse, clinical social worker and neuropsychologist. In addition, a visit with our genetic counselor can be arranged for those individuals interested in pre-symptomatic testing.
TREATMENT: When assessments are completed, a multidisciplinary treatment plan is created. The treatment plan may make recommendations for further treatment regarding personal/family counseling, medical treatments, home-based and/or long term care issues. Typically, those patients who are gene positive are seen on a routine basis for follow up. Medical care unrelated to HD is not provided by the clinic.
If you'd like to know more on services, research studies, or to make an appointment with a specialist please visit UCHC Huntingon's Disease Program website. Consultation and assessments are free of charge to Connecticut residents.
Huntington's Disease Program
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Dowling North, Second Floor
Farmington, CT 06030-6204
Huntington Study Group
The Huntington Study Group (HSG) is made up of clinical researchers worldwide who care for Huntington Disease patients and families. These remarkable people are working diligently to combat this disease, launching research trials for HD throughout the calendar year. Those interested in enrolling and voluteering are greatly appreciated. The combined time and effort given in seeking treatments make a difference the lives of many. For more information call the Huntington Study Group toll-free number at 1-800-487-7671 or visit the Huntington Study Group website to learn about the different studies and trials going on now.