Insurance and Healthcare

Insurance

Insurance information for GA students, including information on enrolling spouses and dependents: http://hr.uconn.edu/ct-partnership-health-benefits/

University healthcare plan for students, which is an option for non-GA students: http://shs.uconn.edu/insurance-information/

Connecticut healthcare exchange: https://www.accesshealthct.com/AHCT/LandingPageCTHIX

Several insurance plans, including the HUSKY/Medicaid program, are available with different levels of coverage and income-based subsidies

Generations Family Healthcare in Willimantic can help walk you through applying for HUSKY and using the Access CT system http://genhealth.org/patient-information/insurance

Local Healthcare

Graduate students are eligible to use Student Health Services on the Storrs campus (http://shs.uconn.edu/) but family members are not. There are many local primary care providers or pediatricians in Mansfield and the nearby towns; your insurance provider’s listings may be a first place to look to ensure you find an office that takes your insurance. For GAs on the university-provided insurance plan, the search form for doctors and dentists can be found here: https://www.oxhp.com/secure/provider_roster/content_doctor.html

There are several nearby urgent care centers and hospitals:

UConn Health Urgent Care in Storrs Center

Med-East Walk-in Clinic, with locations in Willimantic and Tolland

Windham Hospital

Manchester Memorial Hospital

Backus Hospital, Norwich

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford

Care for Children with Special Needs

Primary services for children with special needs in Connecticut are handled by several different agencies:

Early-intervention Birth to Three Program

Local public schools: contact your school district’s special needs director as soon as possible

State Department of Developmental Services

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center is a private advocacy organization with policy and resource information for parents of special needs children: http://www.cpacinc.org/

Resource page compiled by a state government site: http://www.ct.gov/kids/cwp/view.asp?A=4072&Q=478300

There are a variety of specialists, therapy providers, and caregivers, particularly as you get closer to Hartford, but Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (which has facilities in downtown Hartford and around the state) is a place to start as they offer a wide range of services: http://www.connecticutchildrens.org/

UConn’s Psychological Services Clinic (part of the Psychology Department) also offers evaluations and some counseling services for special needs children: http://psychservicesclinic.uconn.edu/