Vermont Health Connect provides consumers with a place to:
- Learn about private and public health plans in Vermont, including Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur
- Find out what health insurance plans you’re eligible for;
- Compare costs and benefits; and
- Apply for coverage.
- For more information about Vermont Health Connect, call 1-855-899-9600 or visit http://healthconnect.vermont.gov/
Healthy Babies, Kids and Families
Healthy Babies Kids & Families is a benefit of Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur health insurance programs. Nurses and family support workers provide education and help to connect parents with high quality health care and support services in the community.
Family, Infant & Toddler Program
The Family, Infant & Toddler Program provides early intervention services to children aged birth to three who have developmental delays or who have conditions that may lead to developmental delays. Services include specialty clinics, care coordination services, family supports and limited financial assistance for authorized medical services. For more information, call 800-660-4427.
Children’s Integrated Services
CIS is a resource for pregnant or postpartum women and families with children from birth to age six. It can help pregnant and postpartum women with questions or concerns about a condition or risk that could impact a mother or her child’s health or safety. CIS also provides help to families seeking to provide a stable, healthy environment for their children. Parents of children age 6 or younger who suspect their child may have a development delay or condition can also receive guidance. For more information about the program, dial 2-1-1 toll free from anywhere in Vermont or visit http://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd/cis.
Attendant Services Program
The Attendant Services Program is a Consumer Directed Personal Care program that supports independent living for adults with disabilities who need physical assistance with daily activities. For more information, visit their website or call (802) 241-2431; TTY: (802) 241-3557.
Traumatic Brain Injury Program
The Traumatic Brain Injury Program helps people 16 years of age or older who are receiving traditional Medicaid and have recent moderate to severe brain injury requiring one-on-one instruction focusing on independent living with a goal of returning to vocational activities. Call (802) 241-2186 or visit the TBI Program online for more information.
High Tech Home Care Services
The High Technology Home Care Program is an intensive home care program administered by the Adult Services Division (ASD). For more information on ASD, visit the program website or call 802-871-3044. For information about similar services for children, click here.
Choices for Care
Choices for Care is Vermont's Long-Term Care Medicaid Program. For eligibility requirements and additional information, please visit the program website or call 1-800-479-6151.
AHS Screen Door
Screen Door is the Agency of Human Services’ on-line referral service. Using basic family information this tool helps you determine which programs you might be eligible for.
Long Term Care Ombudsman
The Vermont Long Term Care Ombudsman Project protects the health, welfare and rights of people who live in long term care facilities including nursing homes, residential care homes and assisted living residences. They also help people who receive long term care services in their homes through Choices for Care. For more information, call 1-800-889-2047 or visit the Long Term Care Ombudsman online.
Health Care Ombudsman
Ombudsmen investigate complaints made by, or on behalf of, individual residents in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. They also answer questions about the quality of care or financial, physical, or mental abuse in residential facilities. For more information, call 800)-917-7787 (Voice/TTY).
Vermont 2-1-1 is a statewide health and human service information and referral program of the United Ways of Vermont. Vermont 2-1-1 also provides a web-based information at www.vermont211.org.
Area Agencies on Aging
Area Agencies on Aging provide support to people 60 and older in their efforts to remain active, healthy, financially secure, and in control of their own lives. For information on the agency in your area, visit the AAA online.
Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)
AHEC is designed to encourage universities and educators to look beyond institutions to partnerships that promote solutions which meet community health needs. In Vermont, AHECs are administered by the University of Vermont School of Medicine. For more information, visit AHEC online.
Adult Day Care Centers
Adult Day Centers provide an array of services to help older adults and adults with disabilities to remain as independent as possible in their own homes. Adult day services provide programs during the daytime. Programs include activities, social interaction, nutritious meals, health screening and monitoring, personal care, and transportation. Respite for family caregivers is also available. For more information, visit the Department of Aging and Independent Living's online.
Special Interest & Advocacy Groups
- Access for the Elderly (Senior Help Line): 800-642-5119
- ALS Association of Northern New England: 866-257-6663
- Attorney General (Consumer Assistance): 800-649-2424
- Division of Licensing & Protection: 800-564-1612
- Adult Protective Services: 800-564-1612
- Governor’s Action Line: 800-649-6825
- Green Mountain Care Board: 802-828-2177
- Medicaid: 800-987-2839
- Medicare A (Anthem): 800-522-8323
- Medicare B (National Heritage Ins. Co.): 800-447-1142
- Medicare Information Line: 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4273)
- Mental Health Emergency Service: 800-622-4235
- Multiple Sclerosis Society Vermont Chapter: 800-344-4867
- Prevent Child Abuse Vermont: 1-800-CHILDREN (800-244-5373)
- Social Security & Supplemental Security: 800-772-1213
- VNAs of Vermont Ombudsman: 800-713-0893
- VT AIDS Hotline: l-800-882-AIDS (800-882-2437)
- Vermont Alzheimer’s Association: 800-272-3900
- VT Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (Voice and TTY): 800-639-5861
- VT Center for Independent Living: 800-639-1522
- VT Department of Aging & Independent Living: 800-564-1612
- VT Health Connect: 855-899-9600; TTY-TTD: 888-834-7898
- VT Legal Aid Assistance: 800-769-9164
- VT STD Hotline: 800-244-7639
Key Phone Numbers in Vermont State Government
- Agency of Administration 802-828-3322
- Agency of Commerce & Community 800-622-4553
- Agency of Commerce and Community Development: 802-828-3211
- Governor’s Hotline (Information & Referral) 800-649-6825
- Governor’s Office 802-828-3333
The State of Vermont Website is: www.vermont.gov.
Hospice and Palliative Care Council of Vermont
Hospice and Palliative Care Council of Vermont is committed to assuring access to high quality hospice and palliative care including caregiver support and bereavement services for all Vermonters. For more information, visit http://www.hpccv.org/or call 802-229-0579.
Vermont Ethics Network
The Vermont Ethics Network website contains information and resources on advance directives, health care decision making, and current topics related to health care ethics, end-of-life care, palliative care and pain management. For more information, visit http://www.vtethicsnetwork.org/ or call 802-828-2909.