|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 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.
Access Health CT
Connecticut's Official Health Insurance Marketplace
Open enrollment for 2016 is November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016.
- AccessHealthCT.com Online
- Phone: 1-855-805-HEALTH (1-855-805-4325)
- Walk in help centers (in case the web sites confuse you):
New Britain Enrollment Center: 200 Main Street, New Britain, CT
New Haven Enrollment Center: 55 Church Street, New Haven, CT
There are also many Community Enrollment Partner in many towns and cities.
- 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.
NY State of Health
NY's Official Health Insurance Marketplace
HealthCare.gov: 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, 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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