The University of Connecticut Health Center Library has put together a comprehensive resource guide with links on NAVIGATING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. Once you are on their website, click on the various tabs at the top of the page for further information.
This guide can be printed and also subscribed to via RSS. The areas covered are: the Affordable Care Act, Obtaining Health Insurance, Evaluating Health Care Providers, Evaluating Hospitals, Communicating with your Doctor, Comparing Managed Health Care Plans, Understanding the Medicare System, Organizations That May Help, Hospital Care Information, Long Term Care Options, Gathering Background information, End of Life Decisions, Privacy Rights, Special Needs Planning, Searching For Additional Information.
Access Health CT (AHCT) has launched its toll-free call center, providing consumers with a new and easy way to get information about health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Consumers can speak with a call center representative by dialing
1-855-805-HEALTH (4325) Monday-Friday, 8:00am-8:00pm and Saturday, 11:00am-3:00pm.
Obamacare: Big changes ahead for some in Connecticut (article, describing various scenarios)
You also find in our library a display next to the TotemTom Column with handouts, flyers and books about the Affordable Care Act.
Check out our Library's health weblinks.
In addition, our library provides access to the database FOLIO's PHYSICIAN's DIRECTORY which also lists health care facilities.
Check out our new book arrivals in the 610s in the new nonfiction section in the library, or subscribe to our