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Covid-19 Vaccine, Testing & General Information
Covid-19 vaccination eligibility:
- Scheduling NOW: 16 and older (Please Note– Pfizer is currently the only vaccine approved for use in those 16 & 17, so you will need to schedule those appointments where Pfizer is being offered).
Ways to register for your vaccination appointment:
- Online: A form can be accessed online at ct.gov/covidvaccine that allows individuals to schedule an appointment through the web-based Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).
- Telephone: Those without internet access can call Connecticut’s COVID Vaccine Appointment Assistance Line at 877-918-2224.
- Are you homebound? Click here to learn more about how to access a vaccine.
- Still need help? Click here for more information on CT’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line.
Covid-19 Vaccine Facts:
- Click here for facts about the vaccine in English and Spanish from CT Department of Public Health.
- What to Expect after a Covid-19 Vaccination: Here is a quick video from the CDC that explains what you need to know.
- The COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative, led by the Ad Council, COVID Collaborative and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched https://getvaccineanswers.org/ for answers to all your vaccine questions. Visit https://DeTiDepende.org for Spanish. Other languages also available at the website.
City of New Haven Covid-19 Updates: Click here to visit the City of New Haven Covid-19 Hub.
Connecticut Covid-19 Resources: Click here to visit Connecticut’s official Covid-19 website.
United Way 2-1-1: You can visit the 2-1-1 website or call to be connected to resources including local Covid-19 testing sites.
HUSKY Health Testing Resource List: HUSKY Health has put together a list of sites where you can get a free test for Covid-19. Click here for more information.
For Covid-19 updates closer to home, visit your local health department’s Covid-19 information page:
- East Shore District
- New Haven
- West Haven
- Quinnipiak Valley Health District
- United Way 2-1-1: You can visit the 2-1-1 website or call for more information on resources including local food pantries, Covid testing, transportation, housing and much more.
- The CT Food Bank hosts several local mobile food pantry and milk/dairy express distributions each month. Click here to view the latest schedule. Check the CT Food Bank website often, as the schedule does change frequently.
New Haven Food Resources: Click here for more information on food resources in New Haven.
Hamden Food Assistance Resource Guide: Click here for an updated list of the available food resources in the Hamden area.
SNAP Call Center Hours for Older Adults: End Hunger CT can offer assistance to older adults in need of help with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Reach out to the EHC! Call Center to schedule an appointment during their new designated older adult hours: Monday-Friday, 8 AM-10 AM toll free at (866) 974-7627. If you leave a voicemail, state that you need an older adult appointment and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
Mental and Behavioral Health
Child Health and Development Institute Map of Treatments: CHDI has updated their map of trauma-informed treatments for children. These evidence-based treatments are disseminated or supported by CHDI with major funding from the Department of Children & Families, Judicial Branch’s Court Support Services Division, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and RWJ Foundation. Click here to view the map or to search for treatments by zip code.
How to Talk About Vaping- A Discussion Guide for Parents: This guide was developed as a collaboration with several CT prevention Councils. Click here for the full guide.
Clifford Beers: Clifford Beers provides over 16 programs and services to help meet a variety of mental and emotional needs for children and families. Click here to view all of their online resources and click here to see their Covid-19 related resources. To access their new statewide, free support line dial 1-844-TALK-4CT or text “CTTALK” to 30241
Diet & Nutrition (Impact on Mental Health): The quality of the food you eat can impact your overall physical and mental health. Learn more about the importance of eating nutritious foods by clicking here.
2-1-1 Resources for Mental Health: The 2-1-1 website has comprehensive, up-to-date information on programs and services that can assist with mental health care. Click here for more information.
Teen Substance Use Resources: Click here for the extensive SURGE teen substance use resource guide for providers in the Greater New Haven region. This guide includes a list of support groups, telehealth options, emergency needs and much more.
Wellness Resources and Supports or Hamden Families: Click here for more information on resources available for Hamden families that include suicide prevention, domestic violence resources and more.
Connecting to Care CT: CONNECTing Children and Families to Care is intended for families, providers and anyone else interested in enhancing CT’s children’s behavioral health system. Click here to view their website.
Healthy Lives Connecticut: Get information, tools, and screening for maintaining or achieving wellness, including emotional wellness, physical wellness, holistic wellness, financial wellness, and addiction recovery. Click here for more details.
Children’s Behavioral Health Plan: Find out how Connecticut is improving and integrating children’s behavioral health services, systems, and support into a comprehensive network of care. Click here for more details.
Get Healthy Walk ‘n Talk with a Doc (New Haven): Yale New Haven Hospital will begin their weekly Walk and Talk with a Doc program again on Saturday, May 8 at 9:00 AM. Walks will be held weekly through Saturday, September 25. Please arrive by 8:45 AM and park in the lot of New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church, 280 Starr Street, New Haven. The walks will last about an hour, and we will be following COVID safety guidelines- please wear a mask. Click here for more details.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: There are free early cancer detection services available for women who meet the eligibility requirements. Click here to view more details.
- Click here for a collection of nutrition education materials developed by dietetic interns from Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Nutrition and Wellness just for Get Healthy CT.
Cancer Action Prevention & Engagement (CAPE): The Yale Cancer Disparities Firewall Project provides free health navigation by phone to those living in local communities. They will work with you to understand and address your day-to-day needs, help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, help you stay up to date on cancer screening tests and will connect you to free and low-cost health and social services to help you reach your health goals. Call (203) 200-3030 or click here to follow CAPE on Facebook.
SNAP-Ed Resources: Our friends at the University of St. Joseph/SNAP-Ed continue to create new resource videos. Check out their Facebook page for more details and share them with others!
Dental Care Resource: Have you been delaying dental treatment due to Covid-19 fears? Click here for a helpful list of questions you can ask your dental provider to learn more about their Covid-19 safety procedures. Click here for the Spanish.
HUSKY Health Members: It’s time to go back to the dentist, and it’s safe! Call the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership at 855-CT-DENTAL (855-283-3682) M-F 8AM-5PM or go click here for more information or help in finding a dentist. For TTY call 711.
Virtual Classes from the YMCA: The Y is here for you, even when you’re home! Community members are welcome to take advantage of free classes with some of our favorite Central Connecticut Coast Y instructors live on Zoom or try classes offered by Y instructors across the country anytime. Click here for more details.
Fit 5 Portal: Special Olympics Connecticut continues to find ways to keep athletes engaged and active in the absence of sports practice and competition. The Fit 5 Portal provides health and fitness resources that athletes can utilize to stay fit and active at home. Health and fitness content includes healthy recipes, 30-minute workouts, and mental/emotional wellbeing activities. The portal is designed for those with disabilities, but everyone is welcome to utilize it. Click here to access the portal.
Health Insurance through Access Health CT: Thanks to a new federal law was passed in March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act has changed the way Access Health CT calculates financial help for customers for 2021 and 2022. Many more customers will now qualify for financial help to make plans more affordable. Whether a first-time shopper, or an existing customer, there could be big changes ahead for households who qualify, and we want to make sure everyone knows how to take advantage of the new financial help available. Please call 1-855-805-4325 for more information.
UniteCT Rental and Utility Payment Assistance: The Department of Housing and State of Connecticut have developed UniteCT to help provide rental and utility payment assistance to qualified Connecticut households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All applications must be made online and the portal is now open and accessible through any computer or smartphone. To see if you qualify, click here or on these links for more details in English and Spanish.
State of CT Homeless Prevention Resource: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Connecticut has created a program to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless. Click here for more details in English and Spanish.
HAVEN Free Clinic List of Resources: Click here to view a list of resources related to many different topics that was compiled by the Social Services Department at HAVEN. Topics include: finance, education, food assistance, housing, energy assistance and much more.
Community Action Agency of New Haven (CAANH): CAANH provides emergency assistance to families as well as ending long term generational poverty. Their services include energy assistance, homelessness support, a diaper bank and much more. Click here to access their website for more details on all their programs.
United Way of Greater New Haven: The United Way of Greater New Haven website features a Community Resources page that includes local information on where to access food, education, financial, health and other resources. Click here to access that page directly.
Free Tax Preparation Assistance Information: United Way 2-1-1 has compiled information on tax services on their website. Click here or dial 2-1-1 (option 3, then 6).
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