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YNHHS offers free COVID-19 antigen home test kits

Yale New Haven Health is offering employees and medical staff free CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Home Test Kits, while supplies last. Test kits (two kits per employee or medical staff member) are available through the YNHHS COVID testing sites. While the test kits are marked with an expiration date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises that people may use the test kits for an extended period, until Sept. 1, 2022. Testing continues to play an important role in monitoring and curbing virus activity. Use the home test kit as a screening test if you or a family member are experiencing symptoms that suggest COVID-19. Find testing locations.

Summer blood drives scheduled

The American Red Cross will hold summer blood drives at the York Street Campus, 7 am - 5 pm, Tuesday, July 19, Wednesday, Aug. 3 and Thursday, Aug. 11 at the 55 Park St. auditorium. Parking vouchers will be available upon request. To make an appointment, visit and use YALENHHOSP as the sponsor code. Walk-ins are also welcome.

YNHH Auxiliary Notes at Noon concert series returns

Notes at Noon, the annual summer music concert series sponsored by the Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary, returns July 14 after a two-year pause. The concerts, which feature local musicians, will be noon-1 pm in the Hunter Courtyard, at the corner of York and Cedar streets in New Haven (weather permitting):

  • Thursday, July 14: Bernie G, keyboard and guitar/rock and soul 
  • Thursday, July 21: Don Gioiella, guitar/classic rock
  • Friday, July 29: 102nd Army National Guard Band
  • Thursday, Aug. 4: Whabendos, acoustic trio/country and classic rock 

For details, contact the YNHH Auxiliary at 203-688-5717 or [email protected]

New Epic link connects clinicians with librarians 

Yale New Haven Health clinicians are just one click away from a wealth of library resources, thanks to the new Ask a Librarian link in Epic. The link can be found on the Epic landing page and in the library services tab. It directs users to a contact form that can be used to request various library services, such as literature searches. The Ask a Librarian service is monitored by librarians at each YNHHS delivery network’s medical library and Yale School of Medicine’s Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 8 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday. All requests for services will be answered by the local librarian within one business day. For details, visit the Ask a Librarian link in Epic, or email [email protected].