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Connecticut Health Care

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Health DepartmentThe Connecticut Department of Public Health works efficiently to improve the health and living standards of the community by implementing many health regulating services and policies. Various divisions and sub-divisions work concurrently with the department to optimize the health of the community. The department also maintains all health vital records of the people of Connecticut.

Hospitals in Connecticut


Hospitals in Connecticut are well equipped with technologically advanced facilities, efficiently staffed and provide 24-hour inpatient care, including medical, nursing, surgical, anesthesia, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy services, child care, maternity care, mental well being, and many more services. Almost all the hospitals in Connecticut make an effort to follow environmentally preferable practices.

Some of the notable hospitals of Connecticut are listed below.

Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510-3202
(203) 688–4242
www.ynhh.org

Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102-8000
(860) 545–5000
www.harthosp.org

St. Vincent's Medical Center
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606-4292
(203) 576–6000
www.stvincents.org

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
114 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105-1208
(860) 714–4000
www.saintfranciscare.com

Middlesex Hospital
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT 06457-3650
(860) 358–6000
www.middlesexhospital.org

Danbury Hospital
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810-6099
(203) 739–7000
www.danburyhospital.org

Lawrence and Memorial Hospital
365 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4769
(860) 442–0711
www.lmhospital.org

Stamford Hospital
30 Shelburne Road
Stamford, CT 06902-3628
(203) 276–1000
www.stamhealth.org
Albert J. Solnit Psychiatric Center - South Campus
915 River Road
Middletown, CT 06457-3921
(860) 704–4000
www.ct.gov/

Bridgeport Hospital
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610-2805
(203) 384–3000
www.bridgeporthospital.org

Bristol Hospital
Brewster Road
Bristol, CT 06011
(860) 585–3000
www.bristolhospital.org

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
540 Litchfield Street
Torrington, CT 06790-6679
(860) 496–6666
www.charlottehungerford.org

Connecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519-1109
(203) 974–7144
www.ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=2906&q=334596

Connecticut Valley Hospital
Eastern Drive
Middletown, CT 06457-3947
(860) 262–5000
www.ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=3519&q=416778

William W. Backus Hospital
326 Washington Street
Norwich, CT 06360-2740
(860) 889–8331
www.backushospital.org

Given below are the top 5 hospitals in ConnecticutEmergency

Yale-New Haven Hospital


Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven has been ranked as the top hospital in Connecticut and also been highly recognized in New Haven, CT metro area. The U.S News and World Report has nationally ranked the hospital in adult departments of Geriatrics, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat, Nephrology, Gynecology, Psychiatry, Urology and Pulmonology. It has been nationally ranked in pediatric departments of Cancer, Pulmonology, Neonatology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Orthopedics. The hospital has been rendering its remarkable health care services to the community and has been accredited by the Joint Commission and also been designated as high performing in Neurology & Neurosurgery and Orthopedics.

Contact Details:
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510-3202
Phone: (203) 688–4242
Website: www.ynhh.org

Hartford Hospital


Hartford Hospital has been ranked 2nd in Connecticut and 1st in Hartford, CT metro area by U.S News and World Report. The hospital has been designated as high performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Gynecology, Psychiatry, Orthopedics, Urology and Pulmonology. It is a major teaching hospital which is affiliated with the University of Connecticut Medical School.

Contact Details:
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102-8000
Phone: (860) 545–5000
Website: www.harthosp.org

St. Vincent's Medical Center


St. Vincent's Medical Center is a community teaching and referral hospital that has been ranked 3rd in Connecticut and is a very significant well recognized hospital in Western Connecticut and Bridgeport, CT metro area. The U.S News and World Report has designated the hospital as high performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gynecology, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Nephrology, Urology and Pulmonology.

Contact Details:
St. Vincent's Medical Center
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606-4292
Phone: (203) 576–6000
Website: www.stvincents.org

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center


St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center has been ranked 4th in Connecticut and 2nd in Hartford, CT metro area by U.S News and World Report. The hospital has been designated as high performing in Geriatrics, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Orthopedics and Urology. The hospital was initially opened as a 2 room hospital by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chambery.

Contact Details:
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
114 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105-1208
Phone: (860) 714–4000
Website: www.saintfranciscare.com

Middlesex Hospital


Middlesex Hospital has been ranked 5th in Connecticut and 3rd in Hartford, CT metro area by U.S News and World Report. The hospital has been designated as high performing in Geriatrics, Ear, Nose & Throat, Pulmonology, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Urology.

Contact Details:
Middlesex Hospital
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT 06457-3650
Phone: (860) 358–6000
Website: www.middlesexhospital.org

Connecticut Blood Banks and Organ Donors


Several organizations in Connecticut are dedicated to provide organ, blood and tissue to those in need. The organizations are committed and striving to meet the transplant needs of the people of Connecticut.

Blood Donors


Some of the major Blood Banks in Connecticut are-

Peoples Bank
850 Main St
Bridgeport-06604-4904

American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center
209 Farmington Ave.
Farmington-06032

Yale University School of Medicine
330 Cedar St
New Haven-06510-3218
American Red Cross Blood Services
75 Pearl Street
Hartford-06103

New Britain General Hospital
100 Grand St
New Britain-06050-2016

Hospital of Saint Raphael
1450 Chapel St
New Haven-06511-4405


Connecticut Organ, Tissue and Eye Donor


There are 2 major organizations in Connecticut that is dedicated to serving the people in need by providing organ, tissue and eye donation.

Donate Life Connecticut

Donate Life Connecticut is the state-authorized non-profit organization that is committed to provide and manage the organ, eye and tissue donations to the people in need and help save as many lives as possible. The Connecticut Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation (CCOTD) is affiliated with Donate Life America and has been diligently functioning in collaboration with many volunteers to help provide organ, eye and tissue donation to meet all transplant needs. CCOTD promotes the community to participate and support the cause and educates the people on how donation works, organ transplant waiting list, what is brain death, what organs and tissues can be donated and create awareness of the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation that saves lives.

Donor Registration

Contact Details:
Donate Life Connecticut
P.O. Box 278
Durham, CT 06422
Phone: (203) 387-1549
Email: donatelifect@gmail.com
Website: http://ctorganandtissuedonation.org

Life Choice Donor

LifeChoice is a not-for-profit, federally recognized organ procurement organization (OPO) and is a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Life Choice is accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and serves 6 counties in Connecticut and 3 counties in Western Massachusetts. All costs involved with donation procedures are borne by the OPO. The OPO renders its services in organ and tissue donation to 23 hospitals and 2 organ transplant hospitals (Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA).

Contact Details:
LifeChoice Donor Services
340 West Newberry Road, Suite A
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Ph: (860) 286-3120
Fax: (860) 286-3147
Website: http://www.lifechoiceopo.org/

Connecticut Health Insurance


The Office of the Healthcare Advocate is functioning to assist and support the people of Connecticut to provide an effective health care plans and policies. The division offers comprehensive explanations about the programs and benefits so as to provide better understanding to choose the best among the many plans available.

Contact Office of the Health Care AdvocateHealth Care Plan
P.O. BOX 1543
Hartford CT, 06144
Toll-Free: 1-866-HMO-4446 (1-866-466-4446)

Learn more: Office of the Health Care Advocate

Given below are the various types of Health insurance available in Connecticut.

Indemnity Plan


Indemnity is a fee-for-service health insurance plan in which the amount spent in health care services is reimbursed only after receiving a valid bill from the member. The indemnity plans cover more hospitals, doctors and many health care providers as compared to that of managed care plan.

Learn more: How Indemnity Works

Indemnity Plan Providers:

Aetna U.S. Healthcare
151 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06516
1-800-323-9930

CT General Life Insurance Company
900 Cottage Grove Road
Hartford, CT 06152
1-800-281-1122
First Allmerica

Financial Life Insurance Company
440 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01653

Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
501 West Michigan
Milwaukee, WI 53201
1-800-955-1586

Golden Rule Insurance Company
7440 Woodland Drive
Indianapolis, IN 42678
1-618-943-5465

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
7 Hanover Square, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10004
1-800-524-4542

John Alduranen Life Insce Company dba Fortis Health
P.O. Box 3050
Milwaukee, WI 53201
1800-328-4316
New England Life Insurance Company
8505 E. Orchard Road
Englewood, CO 80111
1-800-654-1731

PFL Life Insurance Company
9151 Grapevine Highway
No. Richland Hills, TX 76180
1-800-527-5504

Principal Mutual Life Insurance Company
711 High Street
Des Moines, IA 50392
1-800-247-4695

Protective Life Insurance Company
1805 High Point Drive
Naperville, IL 60563
1-800-922-4286

UniCare Life & Health Insurance Company
4553 La Tienda Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

United Healthcare Insurance Company
475 Kilvert Street
Warwick, RI 02886
1-800-842-2976

The MEGA Life & Health Insurance Company
9151 Grapevine Highway
No. Richland Hills, TX 76180
1-800-527-5504



Managed Care


Managed Care encompasses many forms of health insurance coverage. Managed care offers health care services of reduced cost to its members through its agreements and ties with particular hospitals, doctors and other health care providers. This plan saves you from exhaustive paper work and lesser out of pocket cost.

Types of Manage care plans-

Health maintenance organizations (HMO) - HMO are prepaid health plans.

Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOS) - PPOS is similar to indemnity plan.

Point Of Service Plans (POS) - Indemnity type option plan.

Contact Details:
Principal Mutual Life Insurance Company
711 High Street
Des Moines, IA 50392

Medicare


It is a federal healthcare coverage plan which covers residents of 65 years of age and older and also certain people with disabilities. Any individual of age 65 and is qualified for Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits may automatically be insured under Medicare.

Contact Details for any queries about Medicare:

  • CHOICES at 1-800-994-9422
  • Center for Medicare Advocacy at 1-800-262-4414
  • Consumer Affairs Division at the Connecticut Department of Insurance at 1-800-203-3447
  • United Way Infoline of Connecticut dial 2-1-1

Medicaid


Medicaid is a state operated Federal program that offers health care coverage for people with low income. The state decides the eligibility criteria to get covered under this plan. Medicaid in Connecticut is divided into three categories, namely-

  • HUSKY A
  • HUSKY C
  • HUSKY D

Contact for any queries regarding Medicaid Connecticut
Department of Social Services
Toll free at 800-842-2159
Or HUSKY/Children's Health InfoLine
Toll free at 800-434-7869

COBRA


The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) is a federal law, effective, since 1986. COBRA gives an individual and his/her dependents, the benefits to continue availing the group health plan provided by the employers even after your job ends. Depending on the strength of employees your employer employed, (20 or more employees), you may be qualified for COBRA continuation coverage after retirement, resignation, terminated, or work reduced hours. Continuation coverage covers-

  • Surviving, separated or divorced spouses
  • Dependent children
  • Children no longer dependent under their parent's plan rules.

Contact for any queries regarding COBRA:
Consumer Affairs Division
P.O. Box 816
Hartford, CT 06142-0816
Toll free at 800-203-3447
Website: www.ct.gov/CID

U.S. Department of Labor
Pension & Welfare Benefits Administration
Boston Regional Office
JFK Federal Building, Room 575
Phone: 617-565-9600

Self Insured Plan


It is a plan in which the employer bear the individual’s medical care costs on a pay-as-you-go method. The employer decides what all benefits the individual may avail from the plan. All terms and conditions for a self insured plan is governed by federal ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) law, which is handled and regulated by state legislation.

Contact for any queries regarding self insured plan:
U.S. Department of Labor
Pension & Welfare Benefits Administration
Boston Regional Office
JFK Federal Building, Room 575
Boston, MA 02203
617-565-9600

Long-term care insurance


It is a special plan initiated to cover resident's nursing home care costs. For more detailed information on long term care insurance, you may refer A Shopper's Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance or the Consumer's Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance.

Call the State Insurance Department at 1-800-203-3447 to get a copy of A Shopper's Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance.

Write to Health Insurance Association of America, to get a copy of Consumer's Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance.


555 13th Street
N.W., Suite 600 East
Washington, DC 20004

Some of Connecticut State Healthcare Programs include-

  • Charter Oak Health Plan

    55 Farmington Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06105-3730
    Phone: 1-877-772-8625

  • Health Reinsurance Association (HRA)

    Health Reinsurance Association
    628 Hebron Avenue, Suite 100
    Glastonbury, CT 06033
    Phone: 1-800-842-0004

  • Husky Health Plan

    55 Farmington Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06105-3730
    Phone: 1-877-CT-HUSKY (1-877-284-8759)

  • Medicaid

    55 Farmington Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06105-3730
    Phone: 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632)
    (TTD/TTY 1-800-842-4524 for persons with speech or hearing difficulties)

Also read:

Companies with approved Health Insurance Policies

Companies with approved Individual Health Insurance Policies

Contact Access Health CT:
Access Health CT
280 Trumbull Street, 15th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Email: questions@accesshealthct.com
Inquiries & Enrollment: 855-805-4325
Website: http://www.ct.gov/hix/site/default.asp

Connecticut Vital Records and Health Statistics


Connecticut department of public health oversees and manages the collection, and distribution of public health and vital statistics data. The department works concurrently with other state and local agencies to provide technical assistance to users to procure the vital records, sort and solve problems and upgrade to meet the emerging health trends.


Vital records


Vital Records


The State Vital Records Office maintains a uniform system of registration and manages all certified copies of vital records and all related events registered in Connecticut.

The Records that are available from the Department of Public Health State Vital Records Office include-

  • Birth Records: 1897 – present
  • Death Records: 1897 – present
  • Death Indexes: 1949 – present
  • Marriage Records: 1897 – present
  • Marriage Indexes: 1959 – present

Online Request via VitalChek

Mailing Address of State Vital Records Office:
CT Department of Public Health
Vital Records Office
410 Capitol Ave. MS#11VRS
Hartford, CT06134-0308
Fax: (860) 509-7964

State Vital Records Customer Service:
410 Capitol Ave
Hours of Operation: 8:15AM to 3:45PM Monday - Friday

For birth, death and marriage certificates:
Customer Service: (860) 509-7700
Hours of Operation: Between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm

For Paternity related questions:
Customer Service: (860) 509-7958
Hours of Operation: Between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm

City of Hartford Vital Records Office
550 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Send a request to the above given address for a vital event that took place in Hartford.

Also see: Town Vital Record Directory

Connecticut Health Statistics


The Center for Health Statistics in Connecticut maintains all vital health statistics of the state with the help of other state and local agencies.

Connecticut Population Quick Facts: [1]

  • Population, 2014: 3,596,677
  • Population, 2013: 3,599,341
  • Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014: 0.6%
  • Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013: 5.3%
  • Persons under 18 years, percent, 201: 21.8%
  • Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013: 15.2%
  • Female persons, percent, 2013: 51.2%

Contact Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: 860-509-8000
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/site/default.asp

Complete Contact Details of Various Divisions




References:


  1. Connecticut Population
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