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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, December 29, 2014
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, January 06, 2015
12:15 PM

Byram Shubert Library


Trending Monthly - Health

Health and wellness for seniors using the technology you already have. Join the discussion and see demonstrations of current hot new items currently trending in Technology - ranging from productivity, personal and family use, safety and security. All designed to improve the quality of life through technology.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015
11:00 AM
Training Center
Greenwich Library


"The Nia Technique" a sensory-based movement class with Kristin DeGroat

Nia is a sensory-based movement class combining body movements from the martial arts, dance and healing arts including Duncan Dance, Tai Chi and Yoga

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


Tai Chi for Everyone with Ken Dolan

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

Saturday, January 17, 2015
10:30 AM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Maximizing Your Child's Athletic Potential: Expert Advice on Training Smarter

'Maximizing Your Child's Athletic Potential: Expert Advice on Training Smarter and Preventing Injuries'.

Join the Junior League of Greenwich and the Greenwich Library for a discussion moderated by two-time NBA all-star Allan Houston and featuring a panel of experts from the NBA and NFL on the prevention of adolescent sports injuries.
Do you wonder if your kids in sports are a stride, a catch, or jump away from an injury? Do you have unanswered questions about how your kids' sports practice prevent an injury? How would you like to spend an evening with some experts who work with pro athletes to find out answers to your questions?

The top-notch panel of experts includes Andy Barr - Director of Performance and Rehab, NY Knicks Mubarak Malik - Head of Strength and Conditioning, NY Knicks Dr. Demetris Delos - Orthopedic Surgeon, ONS (Greenwich Hospital) and formerly of the NY Giants.

There will also be an open session at the end where audience members may ask questions.

Registration is suggested. Please register online below.

This is a cosponsored event between the Junior League of Greenwich and Greenwich Library.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
7:00 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library


Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich: "Be Smart-Don't Start" Program

A community forum to inform 13-15 year olds about the dangers of smoking and tobacco products

Thursday, January 22, 2015
7:00 PM
Community Room
Byram Shubert Library


Cooking Demonstration: "Comfort Foods" for the Winter with Miguel & the Friends

Miguel and the Friends of the Byram Shubert Library will share their favorite 'Comfort Foods' and recipies for the winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015
10:30 AM

Byram Shubert 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.