The health center provides a blood drawing station staffed by expert phlebotomists from Norwalk Hospital. Specimens are sent to the hospital for analysis; results are reported through the health center’s Electronic Health Records system.
The health center, in cooperation with Norwalk Hospital, maintains a full service pharmacy on site. Staffed by registered pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other support staff this team works to provide timely cost-effective medications to all health center patients. The pharmacy is for health center patients only and is not open to the general public.
The direct telephone number for the pharmacy is 203-899-0708
The health center offers eligibility assistance for health insurance applications, including presumptive eligibility and regular visits by the state-owned bus staffed with Department of Social Services staff to assist with various HUSKY and Medicaid applications.
NCHC has partnered with West Avenue Dental, located at 520 West Avenue in Norwalk, just a few blocks from the health center. Free transportation is provided to and from the dental practice, and discounts are offered to health center patients. Children are welcome, Spanish speaking staff available.
NCHC’s mission is to provide primary care medical services to patients regardless of ability to pay. Staff will assist any needy patient in acquiring health insurance if the patient qualifies; if not, staff will assess income and assets and offer a “sliding fee schedule discount” based on ability to pay. Patients are expected to pay their portion of the bill at the time of service.
Medical Mobile Unit / Health On Wheels (HOW)
The Medical Mobile Unit, known as the Health on Wheels (HOW) Bus, began providing services in the community beginning January 2013. The HOW bus offers a full array of clinical services including medical (Pediatrics, Adult, and Women’s Health), behavioral health, dental hygienic, and eligibility services. The HOW bus provides clinical care services on-site throughout the Norwalk and Greater Norwalk communities including Open Door Shelter, Norwalk Housing Authority resident sites, and Gillespie Center, amongst others. You can schedule an appointment by calling (203) 899-1770 and/or walk-in at the bus location itself.
After Hours Coverage
If you need to speak with a provider, we have provider coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and are here to speak with you. To speak with a provider, please call the health center number, 203.899.1770, to speak with an operator. They will ask you for your name, date of birth, call back number and the reason for your call and alert an on-call provider, who will return your call within 20 minutes.
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