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Help With Your Health

Close up of woman in blue scrubs with stethoscope around her neck. Text: Healthy Libraries Program & Health Insurance Assistance

Healthy Libraries Program
Saturday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Receive blood pressure screenings, get your questions answered, & more. You will obtain reliable, evidence based information on a wide variety of health topics such as heart disease, diabetes, & understanding medications. Students who are currently training in the fields of social work, public health, library science, and physician’s assistant will be at the library to direct patrons to community resources, help fill out paperwork for social services, find housing resources, and assist with finding a healthcare provider & scheduling appointments. This program is in partnership with Stony Brook Medicine and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System and is supported in part by the American Heart Association of Long Island. No registration required.

Health Insurance Assistance
Tuesday, April 25, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Are you looking for health insurance? Health insurance enrollment assisters will be at the library to help you shop for, compare, & enroll in health insurance coverage through the NYS of Health Marketplace. This program is in partnership with the New York State Department of Health. No registration required.

We also ALWAYS offer…

Monthly One-On-One Medicare Counseling – Phone Appointment
Wednesdays, March 15 or April 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (first appointment at 10:00 a.m. and last appointment at 12:30 p.m.)
HIICAP Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program – A volunteer from the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program will meet with seniors by phone for help with Medicare health insurance information and forms.
Those interested in setting up an appointment with a HIICAP volunteer should contact Nanette Feder at Emma Clark Library at Nanette@emmaclark.org or call 631.941.4080 x. 116. Nanette will schedule an appointment for you.

Blood Pressure Monitor Kits
Would you like to monitor your blood pressure at home? We offer patrons the opportunity to borrow a blood pressure monitor for a period of 28 days. Along with the monitor, we will provide patrons with information on how to have a healthy blood pressure level, how to find heart healthy recipes and how to find follow up information on blood pressure self-monitoring.
The cuffs come in three sizes:
– Large
– Standard
– Small
Plus, one talking monitor!
Note: you cannot place a hold for these items. They must be picked up from and returned to the Emma Clark Library Circulation Desk.  More info and check availability here.
Thank you to our partners at Stony Brook Medicine and the American Heart Association for their assistance with this program.

For questions on any of these resources or services, email askus@emmaclark.org