is Connecticut's health insurance plan for children.
(The letters stand for
Healthcare for UninSured Kids
It offers a full health
insurance package for children and teenagers up to age
pays for doctor visits,
prescriptions, vision and dental care, and much more.
When families enroll their children in HUSKY, they choose the doctors and other medical providers participating in one of several health plans. For most families, HUSKY is low-cost or free. But even families with high incomes can join at a group rate. HUSKY can also help parents, relative caregivers, and pregnant women, depending on income. Visit the HUSKY website
Medicaid Managed Care Council
The council advises the state Department of Social Services on the development of Connecticut's Medicaid Managed Care program, which includes HUSKY. The council consists of legislators, Medicaid consumers, advocates, health care providers, insurers, and state agencies.
Visit the Council's website
Care Clinics address mental health
Connecticut children and adults covered by the HUSKY health care plan may use any of these clinics, which provide such outpatient services as individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and medication management. They are managed by the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership. Download a list of clinic sites (PDF) | Visit the BHP website | More on mental health