Useful Websites
Health & Safety

Berlin-Peck librarians curate these lists with you in mind! These websites are free to use, but some may include advertisements or paid options.

Health & Safety

Find a doctor, research health and safety issues, and get treatment.

Community LiaisonWant to talk face-to-face? Our Community Liaison is here for you!

Tara is available on Thursdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, call 860-716-2098 or email Tara.Skiparis@hhchealth.org.

Berlin Crisis Hotline: 860-747-8719
National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Substance Abuse / Mental Health Helpline: 1‑877‑726‑4727
Addiction Help: 1-800-563-4086

If you think you’re experiencing a severe or life-threatening condition, call 911 or go directly to an emergency center.

 

Find a doctor

healthfinder.gov
Research health topics and find health services near you.

License Lookup
Look up licenses, permits, certification, and registration by name, address, license number, or specialty.

American Medical Association DoctorFinder
Professional information about virtually every licensed physician in the United States.

Find a Treatment Center
Find a therapy treatment center or program.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
Find treatment facilities for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems. Confidential and anonymous.

 

Medical transport

Town of Berlin Senior Bus
For reservations and cancellations call: # (860) 828-7006.

Way to Go Connecticut (Berlin)
A list of accessible transportation available in Connecticut and Berlin.

 

Health information

MedlinePlus from the U.S. National Library of Medicine
Reliable, up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
HHS programs, services, grants, laws, and regulations.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Information on diseases, conditions, heathy living, and more.

Mayo Clinic Patient Care and Health Information
Get information on diseases, conditions, symptoms, tests, procedures, drugs, and supplements.

National Institute on Aging
Health information for seniors and caregivers.

Central Connecticut Health District
Local health department serving the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield.

 

Food and drug

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Drug information sorted by emergency preparedness, approvals, safety, development, and research.

FoodSafety.gov
Food safety, recalls and alerts, information about food poisoning, and more.

Prescriber’s Digital Reference
Find medical information and resources by drug name, health condition, or disease.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Information on diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

HHS Household Products Database
Health and safety information on a wide range of household products.

Lab Tests Online
A public resource on clinical lab testing from the laboratory professionals who do the testing.

 

Healthcare coverage

HeathCare.gov
Enroll in a medical insurance plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Benefits.gov
Find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive.

Medicare.gov
The official U.S. Government site for Medicare information and resources.

Medicaid.gov
The official U.S. Government site for Medicaid information and resources.

Department of Labor Disability Resources
Information on disability benefits, civil rights, community, education, and employment.

 

Mental health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Find help, treatment, and information on substance abuse and mental health services.

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Services for mental health and addiction.

Find a Treatment Center
Find a therapy treatment center or program.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Research

University of Connecticut Health Sciences Library
Search online databases and contact Health Center librarians.

U.S. National Library of Medicine
Online databases, information, and news.

 

Workplace safety

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Safety and health information, regulations, complaints, and more.