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Help for Health

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 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 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

Access Health CT
Connecticut's Official Health Insurance Marketplace

  • Online
  • Phone: 1-855-805-HEALTH (1-855-805-4325)
  • Walk in help centers:
    New Britain Enrollment Center: 200 Main Street, New Britain, CT
    New Haven Enrollment Center: 55 Church Street, New Haven, CT
  • If you go to an enrollment center or fair, here is all the information you need to have ready when you go. Download this checklist (in English and Spanish) so you will have everything you need to enroll in person.
Open enrollment for 2014 closed March 31. But there are some exceptions.
Call to check if you are still qualified to apply.

*If you lose your current insurance after the deadline due to unforeseen circumstances, you may still be able to apply under an exception. Check the web site or call for more information.

NY State of Health
NY's Official Health Insurance Marketplace the Federal government web site
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,  





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