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

Save a Life: Donate Blood
The Red Cross holds blood drives throughout the state. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.
Simply 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. A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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 make them available at no charge to those private physicians’ offices and public health clinics. Find out more.


Access Health CT
Access Health CT
Connecticut's Official Health Insurance Marketplace
Open enrollment begins November 1.

Call now, or visit a help center.

  • AccessHealthCT.com Online
  • Phone: 1-855-805-HEALTH (1-855-805-4325)
  • Help through Access Health CT and their certified partners is FREE and no appointments are needed.
    Here a list of convenient locations for in-person help and more information

    There are also many Community Enrollment Partners in many towns and cities.

 

NY State of Health
NY State of Health

NY's Official Health Insurance Marketplace

Open enrollment starts November 1.


HealthCare.gov: the Federal government web site
Open enrollment starts November 1.
If you live outside of Connecticut or New York, you can find out about how to enroll in your state via the national web site, HealthCare.gov  

 

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


 

 

 

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