Covid-19 and Flu
Covid-19 Testing in Bridgeport: The City of Bridgeport Covid Testing webpage lists daily testing locations and pop-up sites. Click here for more information and available locations.
Links to Covid-19 testing information and resources from our partners:
- Bridgeport Hospital/Yale New Haven Health
- St. Vincent’s Medical Center/Hartford HealthCare
- Fairfield Health Department
- Milford Health Department
- Monroe Health Department
- Optimus Health Care
- Southwest Community Health Center
- Stratford Health Department
- Trumbull Health Department
The CT Food Bank hosts mobile and a dairy express distributions. Click here for the schedule.
United Way 2-1-1: You can visit the 2-1-1 website or call to be connected to resources including local food pantries, Covid testing, transportation, housing and much more.
Connecticut Emergency Food Resources: Click here to learn more about available assistance programs like WIC, FMNP, SNAP, Summer Meals and much more.
SNAP Ed Resources: Our friends at the University of St. Joseph/SNAP Ed continue to create new resource videos. Check out their Facebook page for more details and share them with others!
UConn Department of Extension Recipes: The UConn Department of Extension has compiled a list of recipe ideas for the items included in the USDA Food Boxes being distributed around the state. Click here for the list that is available in English and Spanish. Be sure to click on each link to view the individual recipes.
Online purchasing of food with SNAP benefits: The Department of Social Services worked with participating food retailers to offer online purchasing of food with SNAP benefits in Connecticut. SNAP enrollees are now able to use SNAP benefits available on their EBT debit-type card to purchase eligible food items online for delivery or curbside pickup at participating food retailers. Retailers approved for the initial launch are Amazon, including Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh; 12 Walmart stores and Wakefern Food Corp., with 21 participating ShopRite stores. Click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions or here for more information.
Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution (Milford): Saturday, November 28 from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM at 1455 Naugatuck Avenue in Milford hosted by Cornerstone Christian Center, Kingdom Life Christian Church and the Storehouse Project.
Stratford Health Department Food Distribution: Tuesday, December 8 from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 1950 Barnum Avenue in Stratford. This is a drive thru food pantry. Click here for more information. To stay up-to-date on the latest news from the Stratford Health Department, “like” their Facebook page.
Bridgeport Hospital Food Distribution: Every 3rd Tuesday from 5:30 PM-6:30 PM at 200 Mill Hill Avenue. The November distribution will take place on Tuesday, December 15. Click here for more information.
St. Vincent’s Medical Center Food Distribution: Next monthly distribution to take place on Friday, December 18 from 1:30 PM-3:00 PM at 2800 Main Street in Bridgeport. Click here for more information.
The Hub: The HUB has created a thorough listing of behavioral health resources within the Greater Bridgeport Region, The Hub’s Resource Guide, which lists nonprofit & public-sector services for crisis, mental health and substance use disorders, and support programs, including a listing of free peer support groups. Click here to subscribe to their weekly newsletter.
Addiction & Recovery (The C.A.R.E.S. Group): The C.A.R.E.S. Group provides education, support, resources and hope for communities, families, and individuals who are affected by substance abuse and its devastating consequences. Click here for more information about weekly support groups and more.
Diet & Nutrition (Impact on Mental Health): The quality of the food you eat can impact your overall physical and mental health. Learn more about the importance of eating nutritious foods by clicking here.
The Hispanic Health Council has launched a new Facebook page and YouTube Channel that include nutrition and physical activity education videos in both English and Spanish. Click here to view their upcoming virtual nutrition education offerings.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy at Home: The US Department of Agriculture, SNAP-Ed, has an online library of resources to help you and your family stay safe at home during this pandemic, including how to plan your weekly menu, when and how to consider food safety, receipts and more. Click here to view the resources that are available.
Dental Care Resource: Have you been delaying dental treatment due to Covid-19 fears? Click here for a helpful list of questions you can ask your dental provider to learn more about their Covid-19 safety procedures. Click here for the Spanish version.
HUSKY Health Members: It’s time to go back to the dentist, and it’s safe! Call the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership at 855-CT-DENTAL (855-283-3682) M-F 8AM-5PM or go to www.ctdhp.com for more information or help in finding a dentist. For TTY call 711.
Men’s Health Navigation Program: The Bridgeport Hospital Men’s Health Navigator program assists clients with navigation and referral to primary and specialty healthcare providers dedicated to Men’s Health, including regular check-ups and age-appropriate screenings. For more information, email KarleenM.DavisClough@bpthosp.org or call (203) 384-3606.
Energy Assistance and Emergency Fuel: Alliance for Community Empowerment offers many services for residents in the area, including energy assistance. Click here to visit their website for more information.
Rent Assistance Programs: Click here for a list of rental assistance programs.
Eviction Information: Click here for up to date information about the Federal (CDC) and Connecticut ban on evictions from CT Law Help.
Legal Assistance: For Statewide Legal Services, contact (800) 453-3320 or for the Connecticut Fair Housing Center (860) 247- 4400 or (888) 247- 4401.
Transportation Assistance Information: The Kennedy Center’s Mobility Department is available by cell (203) 512-4174 for information on public transportation including paratransit, transit district updates/modifications, etc.
Health Insurance: Project Access is partnering with Access Health CT to raise awareness of health insurance options and offer application assistance. Access Health is the CT health insurance marketplace where individuals and small businesses can shop, compare, and enroll in quality healthcare plans and the only place to qualify for financial help. Call (203) 773-0838 to schedule an in-person, phone, or video appointment for health insurance application assistance. Click here for more information in English and here for Spanish.
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