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Access Health CT

State of Connecticut's new "Official Health Insurance Marketplace."

Online sources for gathering information about the new Affordable Care Act, comparing health insurance plans, and applying for coverage.

HealthCare.gov Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and your choices under the Affordable Healthcare Act
UConn Health Center
Lyman Maynard Stowe Library
Navigating the health care system, including the Affordable Healthcare Act
GreenFILE  

2-1-1 Community Resources

2-1-1 is a free community service administered by the United Way of Connecticut and funded by the Connecticut Department of Social Services and your local United Ways. You can call 2-1-1 to get information, or to seek help in a crisis. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Simply dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-203-1234 any time of day or night.

CT Consumer Health Information

University of Connecticut Health Center Library's consumer health information program for Connecticut residents and public libraries.

Medline Plus Information on conditions, diseases and wellness, plus a medical encyclopedia, generic and brand name drugs, spelling and definitions of medical terms, access to organizations, consumer health libraries, international sites, publications and more.

Connecticut Physician Profiles

Profiles of practicing physicians maintained by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Free Internet Links You Might Want to Try
American Academy of Pediatrics

The AAP dedicates its efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The site includes: Find a Pediatrician, children’s health topics, immunization information, car safety seat information and much more.

American Medical Association The site offers health information, an atlas of the human body, public health articles, a physician finder by doctor's name or medical specialty.
Bridgeport Hospital A Connecitcut hospital located in Bridgeport.
Centers for Disease Control The lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad, providing information and promoting health.
Connecticut Dept. of Health

The State of Connecticut Public Health Dept. website offers many links to important health information including background information on all CT licensed physicians, a listing of disciplinary actions taken against licensed professionals and organizations, an on-line complaint form, links to local health departments and much more.

Families USA A national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans. Working at the national, state and community levels, they have "earned a national reputation as an effective voice for health care consumers for over 15 years."
Family Doctor

Health information about medical conditions from A to Z for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Girls' Health

Created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and other issues they may face. Sponsored by the National Women’s Health Information Center.

Griffin Hospital A Connecticut hospital located in Derby.
Health Grades

To educate and empower consumers by offering free objective ratings and in-depth profiles that allow consumers to evaluate and select health care providers.

Health Finder

Reliable health information to find the best government and nonprofit health and human services available.

Kids Health

Health information about children from before birth through adolescence with separate areas for kids, teens, and parents.

National Institutes of Health A huge selection of different methods to get the health
information you need.
Mayo Clinic Useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect
the expertise and standard of excellence of the Mayo Clinic.
PDR Health Your starting point for getting information on disease overviews, health and wellness, drug information and links to clinical trials.
Senior Health

Aging-related health information easily accessible with senior-friendly features including large print, simple navigation, a "talking" function that reads the text aloud and special buttons to enlarge the text or turn on high contrast to make text more readable.

St. Vincent's Medical Center A Connecticut hospital located in Bridgeport.
Toxicology and Environmental Health Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program, TEHIP, serves as a premier information portal to links for databases, bibliographies, tutorials, and other scientific and consumer-oriented resources.
Web M. D. A comprehensive health information site.
Women's Health

Free women’s health information on more than 800 topics. The site is  the Federal government sponsored source for women’s health information.

 


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