Access to Healthcare and Services

Access To Healthcare and Services
The Town of Fairfield provides a number of services that help to improve access to health care. The information provided below is not an all-inclusive list but provides resources on several important health topics.

Blood Pressure Screening
The Health Department hosts "Know Your Numbers" screenings which includes blood pressure, weight and height (BMI), blood sugar and cholesterol. Be sure to check the Health Department's news for upcoming screenings or call the Public Health Nursing Office at 203-256-3150 for more information or to make an appointment.

If checking your blood pressure at home, be sure to view our informational video.

Additionally, pharmacies around town also provide blood pressure screening services. Please view the list below, which may not be all-inclusive and may be subject to change.
Pharmacy Name Contact Information Additional Information
CVS Pharmacy 330 Grasmere Avenue203-255-0060 Blood pressure taken with assistance of staff.Daily: 9 AM - 9 PM
Walgreens Pharmacy 414 Kings Highway E203-336-3551 Blood pressure taken with assistance of staff.Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 9 PM; Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM; Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM
CVS Pharmacy 1968 Black Rock Turnpike203-366-8070 Self service machine.Open 24 hours.
CVS Pharmacy 961 Black Rock Turnpike203-331-4731 Self service machine.Daily: 9 AM - 9 PM
Rite Aid Pharmacy 1619 Post Road203-256-2353 Self service machine.Monday- Friday: 8 AM - 9 PM; Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM; Sunday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Stop & Shop Pharmacy 1160 Kings Highway Cutoff203-254-8583 Self service machine.Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM; Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM; Sunday: 9 AM - 3 PM

Transportation to Non-Emergency Healthcare Visits
Fairfield's Bigelow Center for Senior Activities provides low cost transportation for healthcare appointments for seniors age 60+, people with disabilities, and veterans - click here for information
Husky and Medicaid Members can obtain free transportation to healthcare appointments - click here for more information

The Health Department provides a school-based oral health program for students in the Fairfield Public Schools. Students enrolled in the program receive one screening and cleaning per year, identification of cavities and other dental issues, as well as referrals to dentists.

Services are provided free of charge if eligibility requirements are met. Click here for more information. School-based dental forms are available on the Fairfield Board of Education website. Low Cost Dental Care Service in the area - University of Bridgeport Fones Dental Hygiene Clinic

Health Education Programs
To get more information on health education programs like diabetes prevention, support groups, smoking cessation, matter of balance, and many more, please visit this webpage.

Health Insurance
For general health insurance open enrollment information and plan information, please visit Access Health CT.
Open enrollment for Medicare typically starts mid-October and ends by the first week of December. During the open enrollment period, there are several educational sessions and events in Town to help those both old and new to Medicare. For more information about these sessions, please visit the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging (SWCAA).

The Bigelow Center for Senior Activities host hearing screenings and clinics throughout the year. The clinic includes evaluation; wax inspection, hearing aid cleaning and repair; and hearing aid information.  Please check the Bigelow Center calendar for the dates and times or call 203-256-3166 to make an appointment.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse
For contact information, screening tools and resources, both nationally and locally, regarding mental health and substance abuse, please visit this page. To get involved, please visit Fairfield CARES page.

The Health Department clinic provides mandatory pediatric vaccines required by the State of Connecticut to attend public school. These include: rubella and mumps, varicella (chickenpox), pneumococcal, hepatitis A, Tdap, meningococcal, and influenza. Vaccines are provided through appointment only with a small administration fee. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Public Health Nursing Office at 203-256-3150. For more information please visit this page.

Annual flu shots are also provided for anyone over the age of 3 years. Most major health insurances are accepted. For more information on upcoming clinics or to schedule your flu shot appointment, please call the Public Health Nursing Office at 203-256-3150. Translation services are available free of charge.

Durable Medical Equipment Library/Donations
If you are in need of durable medical equipment or have equipment you are looking to donate, please contact Wheel It Forward.  This volunteer-run, not-for-profit community library enables anyone to easily borrow or donate durable medical equipment - think wheelchairs, rollators, hospital beds, knee scooters, crutches and more.