Health & Nutrition Programs
Here’s how you can get help. These programs can help you get insurance and healthy food.
Do you need insurance? You have many options! Learn how you can get help applying for insurance such as Medicaid / HUSKY or Access Health CT.
Medicaid / HUSKY
Outreach workers work at community health centers across the state to help you apply for Medicaid. Contact the outreach worker in your area to learn more about how to apply. For more information on the Medicaid Outreach Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access Health CT
As of October 1, 2013, you are now able to buy insurance through Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT. You may be eligible for lower rates and tax credits for buying insurance through the marketplace.Community health centers have staff who can help you learn more about the plans and how to apply. Contact your local health center for more information.
Please note that CHCACT and Connecticut health centers are not affiliated with Access Health CT. Please do not FAX or otherwise send personal health information to the CHCACT office.
Get Healthy Food
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
We know that eating a healthy diet helps people be their best at home, work and school. We also know that not everyone in Connecticut has the same opportunity to put healthy food on the table.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; formerly known as Food Stamps) allows low-income residents to buy food with an EBT card at stores and farmers markets in their area. The program helps its recipients and their local economies by increasing spending at local businesses.
CHCACT is the statewide outreach contractor for the SNAP program. Working in collaboration with community health centers, CHCACT aims to increase SNAP enrollment in CT to allow more residents to access healthy food. SNAP outreach workers will regularly reach out in community areas (senior centers, churches, farmers markets and more) as well as talk to health center patients to help people learn about SNAP and how to apply. For more information call CHCACT at 860-667-7820 or email email@example.com!
SNAP Outreach Sites
SNAP Outreach Workers can be found at many different locations to help you apply for SNAP. Click here to find a SNAP outreach site near you.
To find a store or farmers market near you that accepts EBT, click on the links below:
Do I qualify for SNAP?
You may qualify for SNAP, even if you have a job, home and/or car. Income limits for most households are:
|Household Size||Gross Income|
|1||$1,815/month (about $21,600/year)|
|2||$2,456/month (about $29,100/year)|
|3||$3,098/month (about $36,624/year)|
|4||$3,739/month (about $44,136/year)|
|5||$4,380/month (about $51,636/year)|
|6||$5,022/month (about $59,160/year)|
|7||$5,663/month (about $66,672/year)|
|8||$6,304/month (about $74,172/year)|
If you think you might qualify, or know someone who might qualify, we can help. Below is a list of community sites with outreach workers who can screen for eligibility and provide application assistance for those who appear eligible.
Everyone receiving application assistance should bring proof of all sources of income (including the previous four pay stubs), proof of address, a working telephone number and the social security numbers for all members of the household. Households with someone age 60+ and/or disabled should also bring proof of out of pocket medical expenses.
Learn how you can get help applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Find a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach Site near you.
|Location||Phone Number||Dates & Times|
|New Haven County|
|Fair Haven Community Health Center 374 Grand Ave. New Haven||203-777-7411 ext. 5082||Monday-Friday 9am-5pm|
|Cornell Scott Hill Health Center WIC Department 393 Columbus Ave. New Haven||203-668-3896||1st & 3rd Tuesday, 9:30am-12pm|
|Fair Haven Community Health Center-Social Services 374 Grand Ave. New Haven||203-777-7411||1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 3pm-7pm|
|VA Connecticut 950 Campbell Ave. West Haven||203-932-5711||2nd & 4th Monday, 2 – 4pm|
|W.H.E.A.T. 674 Washington Ave. West Haven||203-931-9877||3rd Tuesday, 2 – 4:30pm|
|Branford Community Dining Room 30 Harrison Ave. Branford||203-488-9750||1st Thursday 11am-12pm|
|StayWell Health Center 80 Phoenix Ave, Suite 204 Waterbury||203-756-8021 ext. 3032||Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm|
|Elderly & Social Services 1172 Wittamore Rd. Middlebury||203-577-4166||1st Monday 10am-1pm|
|Meriden WIC 165 Miller St. Meriden||203-630-4245||Hours by appointment|
|Meriden Soup Kitchen 460 Broad St. Meriden||Meridensoupkitchen@gmail.com||Last Tuesday 11am-1pm|
|Naugatuck Senior Center 300 Meadow St. Naugatuck||203-720-7069||First Friday 9am-12pm|
|Prospect Senior Center 6 Center St. Prospect||203-758-5300||Hours by appointment|
|Southbury Jewish Federation 444 Main St. N Southbury||203-267-3177||Hours by appointment|
|Spanish Community of Wallingford- WIC office 284 Washington St. Wallingford||203-265-5866||Hours by appointment|
|Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen 16 Church St. Waterbury||Last Monday of the month, 7:30am – 1:30pm|
|Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington 469 Migeon Ave. Torrington||860-387-0448||Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm|
|Torrington Soup Kitchen Trinity Episcopal Church 220 Prospect St. Torrington||Mondays, 11:30am – 12:30pm|
|Winsted Soup Kitchen(open door soup kitchen) 160 Main St. Winsted||860- 738-2449||Fridays, 11:00am – 12:30pm|
|Family Strides Torrington WIC Office 350 Main St. Suite D Torrington||860-489-1138||1st Thursday of the month, 1pm – 3pm|
|New Milford Social Services 40 Main St. New Milford||860-355-6079||2nd Wednesday 8:30am-3pm|
|First Choice Health Center 94 Connecticut Blvd. East Hartford||860-528-1359 ext. 255||Wednesdays 8:30am-12:30pm and upon appointment|
|First Choice Health Center 265 Ellington Rd. East Hartford||860-528-1359 ext. 222||Wednesdays 9:30am-3pm|
|WIC (Bev’s Corner) 3 Elm St. Vernon||Every other Monday, 10am – 4pm|
|WIC (Enfield, CT) 31 North Main St. Enfield||Every Wednesday, 10am – 3pm|
|Mary Cheney Library 586 Main St. Manchester||Every Tuesday, 9:30am – 12:30 pm|
|East Hartford WIC 50 Chapman St. East Hartford||860-528-1359 ext. 255||Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00pm – 4:00pm|
|Community Health Services 500 Albany Ave. Hartford||860-249-9625||Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm|
|Hands on Hartford MANNA Program 1 Buckingham St. Hartford||860-528-1359 ext. 255||Every other Tuesday from 9:30am - 12:30pm|
|Amazing Grace Food Pantry 16 Stack St. Middletown||860-299-5832||Mondays (beginning on 2nd Monday of month) 12:30pm-4pm|
|Mobile Bus at Clinton Social Services 48 Main St. Clinton||860-299-5832||1st Monday 10am-3pm|
|Old Saybrook Food Pantry 366 Main St. Old Saybrook||860-299-5832||Tuesdays 3pm-4:30pm|
|Middlesex Hospital WIC 8 Crescent St. Middletown||860-299-5832||Mondays (beginning on 2nd Monday of month) 9:30am-12pm|
|Mobile Bus at Old Saybrook Food Pantry 366 Main St. Old Saybrook||860-299-5832||4th Thursday 10am-3pm|
|Westbrook Food Pantry 222 McVaegh Rd. Westbrook||860-299-5832||Tuesdays 12:30-2:30pm|
|East Hampton Senior Center 105 Main St. East Hampton||860-299-5832||2nd Thursday 1pm-2:30pm|
|CIFC- Danbury 57 North St. Danbury||203-743-0100|
|Headstart 37 Foster St. Danbury||203-743-3993||2nd Monday 8am-12pm|
|Bethel Senior Center 1 School St. Bethel||203-792-3048||2nd Thursday 8:30am-3pm|
|Reynolds Ridge Senior Housing 25 Reynolds Ridge Bethel||203-797-9909||3rd Thursday 9am-1pm|
|Danbury Senior Center 10 Elmwood Pl. Danbury||203-797-4686||4th Monday 10am-3pm|
|Danbury Commons Senior Housing 51 Main St. Danbury||203-743-4757||Last Wednesday 1-4pm|
|Danbury WIC Office 80 Main St. Danbury||203-797-4646||Hours by appointment|
|Kennedy Park Farmers Market Kennedy Park Danbury||203-313-0193||Fridays (June-October)|
|Brookfield Senior Center 100 Pocono Rd. Brookfield||203-775-5308||First Monday of each month|
|Optimus Health Care 982 East Main St. Bridgeport||203-696-3260|
|Southwest Community Health Center 968 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport||203-332-3542||Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:30am-4:30pm; Wed 8:30am-7pm; Fri 8:30am-12pm|
|WIC (Bridgeport) 1450 Barnum Ave. Bridgeport||203-333-9200||Mon 9am-6pm; Wed 1pm-5pm|
|New London County|
|Colchester Social Services 127 Norwich Ave. Colchester||860-537-7255||1st Thursday 9am-12pm; Hours by appointment only, call to schedule|
|United Community & Family Services 47 Town St. Norwich||860-822-4353||Monday- Friday 8:30am-4:30pm|
|United Community & Family Services Griswold Health Center 70 Main St. Jewett City||860-822-4353||Hours by appointment|
|Groton Human Services 2 Fort Hill Rd. Groton||860-441-6760||Hours by appointment only, call to schedule|
|Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center 27 Chase St. Pawcatuck||860-599-2604 or 860-822-4353||Hours by appointment only, call to schedule|
|Griswold Senior Center 22 Soule St. Jewett City||860-376-2604||2nd Tuesday 9am-11:30am; call to schedule|
|Generations Family Health Center 40 Mansfield Ave. Willimantic||860-450-7471 ext. 6300||Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm|
|Generations Family Health Center 42 Reynolds St. Danielson||860-774-7501 ext. 2035||Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm|
|Generations Family Health Center 202 Pomfret St. Putnam||860-963-7919 ext. 4104||Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm|