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 click here.
Dr. Dynasaur is low-cost or free health coverage for children, teenagers under age 19 and pregnant women. For more information, call 800-250-8427 or click here.
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.
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 their website.
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.
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 click here 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, click here or call 802-871-3044. For information about similar services for children, click here.
Choices for Care is Vermont's Long-Term Care Medicaid Program. For eligibility requirements and additional information, please click here or call 1-800-479-6151
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 click here.
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 online information.
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, click here.
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, click here.
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, click here.
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
- VT AIDS Hotline: 1-800-882-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
- Agency of Administration: 802-828-3322
- Agency of Commerce & Community Development: 802-828-3211
- Governor’s Hotline (Information & Referral): 800-649-6825
- Governor’s Office: 802-828-3333
Hospice and Palliative Care Council of Vermont is committed to ensuring access to high quality hospice and palliative care, including caregiver support and bereavement services for all Vermonters. For more information, click here or call 802-229-0579.
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, click here or call 802-828-2909.