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Health Information



Affordable Care Act: Connecticut Information

Access Health CT provides in-person help via Navigators--trusted, community-based organizations handling CT's outreach efforts. They can put you in touch with an "Assister," to help you understand all the available options and assist in the enrollment process. The Navigator organization for Fairfield County is the Southwestern Area Health Education Center (AHEC), located in Trumbull, CT:


The Greenwich Library opened its Health Information Center in October 2003. The center provides access to resources and information on a variety of health related topics.
The Health Information Center houses more than 100 reference books and two dedicated computer workstations with printers enable patrons to search for health information on the Internet.
The library owns more that 5000 circulating books on health related topics and has print subscriptions to 40 health and wellness periodicals. Community health events and services are advertised on the center's bulletin board.

Health Information Center

Free programs on health and wellness topics are offered periodically to the public. Many of these programs are cosponsored with Greenwich Hospital as well as town agencies such as the Greenwich Health Department and the Greenwich Senior Center.


Health Programs



Blood Pressure Screening

Free blood pressure screenings conducted by a registered nurse from Greenwich Hospital.

This event takes place every Monday afternoon from 11:30am until 1:30pm in the Health Information Center. No appointment necessary.


Monday, February 02, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Free Blood Pressure Screening: Greenwich Hospital Staff

On the first Tuesday of each month, a visiting nurse takes your blood pressure reading and answers your questions

Tuesday, February 03, 2015
12:15 PM

Byram Shubert Library


Tai Chi for Everyone with Ken Dolan

Tai Chi has become a frequent exercise at the library. Wear comfortable clothing.

Saturday, February 07, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Blood Pressure Screening

Free blood pressure screenings conducted by a registered nurse from Greenwich Hospital.

This event takes place every Monday afternoon from 11:30am until 1:30pm in the Health Information Center. No appointment necessary.


Monday, February 09, 2015
11:30 AM
Health Information Center
Greenwich Library


Tai Chi for Everyone with Ken Dolan

Tai Chi has become a frequent exercise at the library. Wear comfortable clothing.

Saturday, February 14, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Stress Reduction for the New You with Dr. Inessa Zaleski

This is a workshop where you will learn techniques to focus the mind and relax the body

Thursday, February 19, 2015
7:00 PM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Free CPR Demonstration for Adults with Greenwich Hospital staff

Take advantage of; this free opportunity to learn or brush up on this lifesaving skill. Limited to 12 people per class. Not for those who are required to attend a CPR course for credential.
To register, call 203-863-4444. Must register.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
10:00 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Cooking Demonstration: Healthy Weeknight Meals with Allison

Healthy and delicious week night meals using natural and organic ingredients: Alternatives to pizza, frozen foods and carry-outs

Saturday, February 28, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Presentation of the documentary film "Haze"

The Greenwich Community Health Improvement Partnership will present this documentary film about alcohol abuse. In 2008, The Gordie Foundation produced HAZE, a documentary film telling Gordie’s story and “connecting the dots” between college drinking and hazing. HAZE is a powerful educational tool that can spark in-depth conversations about the role of alcohol and “traditions” to initiate members. The film uniquely weaves together a collection of interviews, many by national experts on the subject of alcohol abuse on campuses. Evidence of the severity of the problem is presented through graphic images filmed at campus parties, during emergency medical calls, and from police files.

Facilitated panel discussion will follow after the film presentation.

Registration is suggested. Please email the Greenwich Community Health Improvement Partnership at partnership@gchip.org to register for this event.

This is a cosponsored event between Greenwich Library and Greenwich Hospital.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
7:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Please note: Links to health-related databases and sites are provided for information purposes only. Any medical decisions should be made in consultation with your qualified health care provider. The Greenwich Library will not be held liable for any complications, injuries or other medical accidents arising from or in connection with the use of or reliance upon any information in the web. Please read the Evaluating Health and Medical Information on the Internet page on this site for guidance.


Lyme Disease Information


Should you require more information about Greenwich Library's health resources, you may contact the Health Librarian.