The state of Connecticut has rolled out its new health and human services portal – health.ct.gov.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s office said the portal is the latest development in the state’s journey toward an all-digital state government and is aimed at providing health and wellness services to Connecticut residents at every stage of life.
“It has long been our administration’s priority to offer more services online and create a digital state government where residents can easily access the services they need in one place, regardless of which particular state agency they may be interacting with,” Gov. Lamont said. “The launch of the health.ct.gov portal represents a multi-state agency collaboration to enable residents to interact with one seamless government. Our state government now offers more services online than any time before, and I look forward to expanding this progress into more areas of government.”
Some of the resources available through health.ct.gov include:
- Health benefits eligibility screener;
- Healthy living tools;
- Emergency health service information;
- Insurance and financial resources; and
- Heating and utilities assistance.
“One priority that continues to be identified in our communities is the need for an easy way for citizens to identify services available to them through the state,” Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani, M.D., said. “We now have this real-time tool in health.ct.gov that is available in an efficient and user-friendly format. This project is a win-win for the state’s health and human services agencies as well as the residents of Connecticut.”
In addition to providing info for residents seeking healthcare and wellness services, the new website also has a section for healthcare practitioners and health provider administrators. Services on the website for practitioners and providers include information about state licensing, filing complaints, and resources practitioners and providers can share with patients.
“As we continue our journey towards an all-digital government, we envision a digital experience where residents can have a single point of contact to interact and access all state services and information,” Department of Administrative Services Commissioner Michelle Gilman said. “Health.ct.gov is a step toward realizing that vision. It will allow residents and providers to access all of their health and human services needs in one accessible location. We look forward to further cross-agency collaborations to provide accessible, easy-to-use, and personalized government services – something residents have come to expect in their digital interactions.”