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Healthcare

2021-11-03T13:41:27-04:00

Here are some of the links and phone numbers you might have heard on the air.


NY Health

NY’s Official Health Insurance Marketplace
The open enrollment period is through January 15th, 2022


CT Access Health Care

Access Health CT

Connecticut’s Official Health Insurance Marketplace
Open Enrollment  is now until January 15th, 2022

Check the website for further details and more help.

Call now, or visit a help center.


More help for you and your family

The CT Department of Social Services: ConneCT
Connecticut also offers adult and children’s health services (the Huskey Plan/Medicaid), food aid and other assistance for low-income families via ConneCT as well as through 12 regional offices throughout the state.

NY State Department of Health
NY state also offers state services like Medicaid, food aid and other assistance for low-income individuals and families via the Department of Health.


Save a Life: Donate Blood

American Red Cross

The Red Cross is experiencing a shortage of blood donations after thousands of blood drives were canceled around the country to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. A number of appointment-only blood drives are being organized throughout Connecticut. To make an appointment in your area, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.


Worried about public health emergencies and emerging threats like Covid-19? Ignore the internet memes and amateur advice. Get the opinion of the experts that have trained for this and know what’s really going on.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More information for Connecticut
More information for New York State


Scientific American has an excellent, rational and detailed essay on “preparedness.”

DID YOU WASH YOUR HANDS?
Yes? Well, go do it again.
Wash your hands


Healthcare

If you live outside of Connecticut or New York, you can find out about how to enroll in your state via this national website.


Vaccines for Children

The Vaccines For Children program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of an inability to pay. CDC buys vaccines at a discount and distributes them to state health departments and certain local and territorial public health agencies and makes them available at no charge to those private physicians’ offices and public health clinics. Find out more.


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