Health Information

Health Collection

The Greenwich Library Health Information Center provides privacy and access to resources and information on a variety of health related topics. The library owns more than 5000 circulating books on health-related topics and has print subscriptions to 31 health and wellness periodicals. The Center houses more than 100 reference books, medical databases, a health-focused bulletin board and two dedicated printer-enabled workstations.

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Blood Pressure Screenings

Free blood pressure screenings are conducted by a registered nurse from Greenwich Hospital every Monday afternoon from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm in the Health Information Center at Greenwich Library. No appointment necessary.

Medicare 101 and Beyond

Are you turning 65 or just confused about Medicare? This seminar on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 pm will educate you on the options and programs available. The first half of the discussion will cover Medicare Supplement Plans vs. Advantage Plans. The second half of the talk will cover the many laws and programs that may be relevant to your situation.

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Webinar on Aging: “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

On Monday, September 25 at 5:00 pm, Greenwich Library and At Home in Greenwich will present a webinar with Dr. Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal, a book which has created a lively national conversation about living well and ending well in older age. This will be simulcast nationally with thousands of members. Seating is limited, registration is required.

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Questions About Your Employer’s Health Care?

Have you recently acquired a new job and have questions about your employer’s health care coverage and options? Lynda.com has a helpful tutorial to walk you through the various types of health benefits available so you aren’t spending too much for you and your family.

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Watch Health & Wellness Documentaries

With your Greenwich Library card, check out Kanopy, an online movie streaming service. A broad and diverse selection of health & wellness documentaries can be found on Kanopy, from everyday health to sports and fitness and more. This list of popular documentaries is a great place to start.

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Learn Something New or Get Health Help

We are excited to offer health specific events and programming. Check out what is coming up soon!

Health Databases

Provides certification status and complete biographical and professional information about board certified physicians.

Access Database in Library

*Only accessible from library

ConsumerLab provides test results and information to help consumers evaluate health, wellness, and nutrition products including vitamins, minerals and supplements, sports and energy products and more.

Access Database in Library

*Only accessible from library

Health & Wellness Resource Center offers up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.

Access Database in Library

Remote Access

It contains pages of carefully selected links to Web resources including dictionaries, directories, organizations, news sources and health topics.

Access Database in Library

Remote Access

*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. 

Health eNewsletter

Stay up-to-date on the latest health programs by subscribing to the Library’s weekly eNewsletter.