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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

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Everyone at Harbor Health wants our patients to stay healthy, safe, and supported.  We will continue to keep this page updated with resources to help everyone in our community.

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For frequently asked questions about coronavirus/COVID-19, click the button below.

Coronavirus Information

Healthcare

Please visit hhsi.us/patient-information/coronavirus for updates on Harbor’s services.

Need help applying for insurance?

Harbor’s community health workers and financial counselors can help you apply for MassHealth over the phone. You can call a health center location to make a phone appointment. Find a location

Uninsured Massachusetts residents can now apply for health insurance through the Health Connector up until April 25. In order to get coverage for April 1, residents need to apply and have submitted all documentation by March 23. For more information, visit mahealthconnector.org

MassHealth early refills and 90-day prescriptions

Harbor’s pharmacies are offering curbside pick up or will send you your prescription in the mail.  You can call a health center location to make a pharmacy request. Find a location

Mutual Aid Organizations

Mutual Aid Directory

Resource Map

MEMA COVID-19 Public Resources Map

Food Assistance

The Food Pantry at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center is offering extended hours on Tuesdays, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.  The food pantry is open to everyone in our community in financial need. Learn more

Our community health workers can help you apply for SNAP over the phone!  SNAP is a monthly benefit that helps families pay for healthy, nutritious food.  Call Jessica Espiritusanto at (617) 533-2267 or Camila Barbosa at (508) 778-5413 to find out if you qualify for SNAP and apply.

Harbor’s Dorchester South/South Boston WIC can help you with applications over the phone.  Learn more about WIC

Emergency Meal Resources

If you or your family is facing hunger right now, you can call Project Bread‘s FoodSource Hotline at (800) 645-8333.

You can also visit the Greater Boston Food Bank’s Food Finder.

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Nutrition

Staple foods like brown rice and whole wheat pasta are wiped out at grocery stores across the country, forcing many of us to branch out beyond our usual cooking routine and give some lesser-known grain foods a try.  Learn how to make use of the unusual grains left at the grocery store – see recipes from the Whole Grains Council.

Childcare

Gov. Charlie Baker announced that 300 facilities throughout the state will be open for emergency childcare.

For a complete listing of all the child care facilities in the state that will be open please go to the following link: https://eeclead.force.com/resource/1584817665000/EEC_EmergencyProviderList

Parent/Caregiver Resources

Comcast is giving up to 2 months of free internet to low-income families to respond to the many school closings and widespread plans for online classes. Sign up through this website: internetessentials.com

Find free online learning apps including ABCmouse for students whose schools have closed as a result of COVID-19! A teacher or representative from a child’s school needs to apply and they will then provide information to impacted students.  To apply, visit ageoflearning.com/schools

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New Parent Resources

Do you need help breastfeeding? Enter your zip code to find support near you at zipmilk.org

Elder Resources

Harbor Health’s Elder Service Plan continues to enroll and care for participants in our Massachusetts PACE program.  Learn more about PACE

AARP Mutual Aid Organization Resource

People Living With HIV

Resource Guide:  COVID-19 and People Living with HIV Frequently Asked Questions

Mental Health

The behavioral health team at Harbor’s community health centers are now offering telehealth visits over the phone.  New patients are welcome!  Call the health center to make an appointment

The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 is a national hotline for immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress from a disaster including the COVID-19 outbreak. It is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, all year.

Boston Emergency Services Team: 1-800-981-4357

South Shore Crisis Team: 1-800-528-4890

Child & Family Services Mobile Crisis- Plymouth: 1-877-966-3154

Bay Cove Emergency Services – Hyannis: 1-833-229-2683

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Hotline: 1-800-327-5050

8 Signs You Are Mentally and Emotionally Exhausted

Substance Use

Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline

Fuel, Utilities, and Financial Assistance

Unemployment

The State of Massachusetts will host daily virtual unemployment town hall presentations that people can sign up for. Registration is required no later than the night before the daily town hall.  Learn more

The quickest way to file a successful unemployment claim is through the UI online portal. The one week waiting period is waived.  For more information on filing for unemployment assistance:

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Additional Resources

Dial 211 on your phone or visit Mass211.org. They will provide you with updated information on COVID-19. They also offer interpreting services.

For more information about how you can protect yourself from COVID-19 and what to do if you think you are sick, visit hhsi.us/patient-information/coronavirus.