Health and Nutrition Programs

Health & Nutrition Programs

Here’s how you can get help. These programs can help you get insurance and healthy food.

Get Insurance

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 ask@chcact.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)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramWe 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 ask@chcact.org!

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.

SNAP Outreach Workers are regularly available at community sites. Click to view.
LocationPhone NumberDates & Times
New Haven County
Fair Haven Community Health Center 374 Grand Ave. New Haven203-777-7411 ext. 5082Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Cornell Scott Hill Health Center WIC Department 393 Columbus Ave. New Haven203-668-38961st & 3rd Tuesday, 9:30am-12pm
Fair Haven Community Health Center-Social Services 374 Grand Ave. New Haven 203-777-74111st & 3rd Wednesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm 2nd & 4th  Wednesdays, 3pm-7pm
VA Connecticut 950 Campbell Ave. West Haven203-932-57112nd & 4th Monday, 2 – 4pm
W.H.E.A.T. 674 Washington Ave. West Haven203-931-98773rd Tuesday, 2 – 4:30pm
Branford Community Dining Room 30 Harrison Ave. Branford203-488-97501st Thursday 11am-12pm
StayWell Health Center 80 Phoenix Ave, Suite 204 Waterbury203-756-8021 ext. 3032Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Elderly & Social Services 1172 Wittamore Rd. Middlebury203-577-41661st Monday 10am-1pm
Meriden WIC 165 Miller St. Meriden203-630-4245Hours by appointment
Meriden Soup Kitchen 460 Broad St. MeridenMeridensoupkitchen@gmail.comLast Tuesday 11am-1pm
Naugatuck Senior Center 300 Meadow St. Naugatuck203-720-7069First Friday 9am-12pm
Prospect Senior Center 6 Center St. Prospect203-758-5300Hours by appointment
Southbury Jewish Federation 444 Main St. N Southbury203-267-3177Hours by appointment
Spanish Community of Wallingford- WIC office 284 Washington St. Wallingford203-265-5866Hours by appointment
Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen 16 Church St. Waterbury Last Monday of the month, 7:30am – 1:30pm
Litchfield County
Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington 469 Migeon Ave. Torrington860-387-0448Monday-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. Winsted860- 738-2449Fridays, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Family Strides Torrington WIC Office 350 Main St. Suite D Torrington860-489-11381st Thursday of the month, 1pm – 3pm
New Milford Social Services 40 Main St. New Milford860-355-60792nd Wednesday 8:30am-3pm
Hartford County
First Choice Health Center 94 Connecticut Blvd. East Hartford860-528-1359 ext. 255Wednesdays 8:30am-12:30pm and upon appointment
First Choice Health Center 265 Ellington Rd. East Hartford860-528-1359 ext. 222Wednesdays 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 Hartford860-528-1359 ext. 255Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Community Health Services 500 Albany Ave. Hartford860-249-9625Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
Hands on Hartford MANNA Program 1 Buckingham St. Hartford860-528-1359 ext. 255Every other Tuesday from 9:30am - 12:30pm
Middlesex County
Amazing Grace Food Pantry 16 Stack St. Middletown 860-299-5832Mondays (beginning on 2nd Monday of month) 12:30pm-4pm
Mobile Bus at Clinton Social Services 48 Main St. Clinton860-299-58321st Monday 10am-3pm
Old Saybrook Food Pantry 366 Main St. Old Saybrook 860-299-5832Tuesdays 3pm-4:30pm
Middlesex Hospital WIC 8 Crescent St. Middletown860-299-5832Mondays (beginning on 2nd Monday of month) 9:30am-12pm
Mobile Bus at Old Saybrook Food Pantry 366 Main St. Old Saybrook860-299-58324th Thursday 10am-3pm
Westbrook Food Pantry 222 McVaegh Rd. Westbrook 860-299-5832Tuesdays 12:30-2:30pm
East Hampton Senior Center 105 Main St. East Hampton860-299-58322nd Thursday 1pm-2:30pm
Fairfield County
CIFC- Danbury 57 North St. Danbury203-743-0100 
Headstart 37 Foster St. Danbury203-743-39932nd Monday 8am-12pm
Bethel Senior Center 1 School St. Bethel203-792-30482nd Thursday 8:30am-3pm
Reynolds Ridge Senior Housing 25 Reynolds Ridge Bethel203-797-99093rd Thursday 9am-1pm
Danbury Senior Center 10 Elmwood Pl. Danbury203-797-46864th Monday 10am-3pm
Danbury Commons Senior Housing 51 Main St. Danbury203-743-4757Last Wednesday 1-4pm
Danbury WIC Office 80 Main St. Danbury203-797-4646Hours by appointment
Kennedy Park Farmers Market Kennedy Park Danbury203-313-0193Fridays (June-October)
Brookfield Senior Center 100 Pocono Rd. Brookfield203-775-5308First Monday of each month
Optimus Health Care 982 East Main St. Bridgeport 203-696-3260
Southwest Community Health Center 968 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport203-332-3542Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:30am-4:30pm; Wed 8:30am-7pm; Fri 8:30am-12pm
WIC (Bridgeport) 1450 Barnum Ave. Bridgeport203-333-9200Mon 9am-6pm; Wed 1pm-5pm
New London County
Colchester Social Services 127 Norwich Ave. Colchester 860-537-72551st Thursday 9am-12pm; Hours by appointment only, call to schedule
United Community & Family Services 47 Town St. Norwich860-822-4353Monday- Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
United Community & Family Services Griswold Health Center 70 Main St. Jewett City860-822-4353Hours by appointment
Groton Human Services 2 Fort Hill Rd. Groton 860-441-6760Hours by appointment only, call to schedule
Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center 27 Chase St. Pawcatuck 860-599-2604 or 860-822-4353Hours by appointment only, call to schedule
Griswold Senior Center 22 Soule St. Jewett City860-376-26042nd Tuesday 9am-11:30am; call to schedule
Windham County
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. Danielson860-774-7501 ext. 2035 Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Generations Family Health Center 202 Pomfret St. Putnam860-963-7919 ext. 4104Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm

Updated 12/17/14