April 24 free clinic at hospital will provide utility counseling

April 15, 2015

Families can receive budget counseling for utility bills at a free Keep the Power On clinic from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 24 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s (HOCC) New Britain General campus. Event sponsors are HOCC and Medical Legal Partnership Project (MLPP) of the Center for Children’s Advocacy.

Clinic participants will meet with pro bono volunteers to discuss their utility issues and financial challenges. Northeast Utilities and Connecticut Natural Gas staff will be on site in an attempt to enter families into affordable payment arrangements. Other organizations represented will be HRA of New Britain, 211INFOLINE, as well as Foodshare, which will be taking food stamp applications.

The event will be in Lecture Room 2 of the hospital at 100 Grand St., New Britain; Quigley garage parking validation offered. To register or for more information, please call 860.545.8581 or email broswig@connecticutchildrens.org.

The hospital and Center for Children’s Advocacy offer the MLPP in New Britain, pairing pediatricians with attorneys to help Greater New Britain’s poor and at-risk children receive optimal medical care and services.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is a 414-bed, 32-bassinet acute care teaching hospital with two campuses, New Britain General and Bradley Memorial in Southington. A member of Hartford HealthCare, HOCC services include emergency, inpatient, surgery, laboratory, outpatient, and radiology. Among specialty areas are cardiovascular care, metabolic health, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, and psychiatry/behavioral health. For more information, please visit www.thocc.org; for a physician referral, call 1.800.321.6244.