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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
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
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
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.
Emergency Meal Resources
You can also visit the Greater Boston Food Bank’s Food Finder.
- Emergency Meal Site Map: boston.gov/departments/food-access/map-meal-sites-boston#map–409806
- Full List of Meal Sites: boston.gov/departments/food-access/map-meal-sites-boston
- School meal and food distribution for families: https://www.plymouth.k12.ma.us/Page/4158
- Food pantries on Cape Cod: http://www.capecodhungernetwork.org/Food-Pantries
- Food Service Cape Cod Sites: http://eosfoundation.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cape-Cod-Sites-Serving-Meals-updated2.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1PIjfAE24GE9z_4yzMSzWGnf4rDzgweEpRQA_I95Jf_lr1iuBMavwButI
- Barnstable Public Schools: Breakfast and lunch to ANY child https://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/Page/4894
- Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District: Breakfast and lunch to students/children https://www.dy-regional.k12.ma.us/district/covid-19-coronavirus-information
- Cape Cod Tech: Breakfast and lunch for students https://www.capetech.us/cms/lib/MA01907514/Centricity/Domain/4/Covid-19%203-15-2020.pdf
- The Family Pantry of Cape Cod: Food distribution process https://www.thefamilypantry.com/News-Events
- Barnstable Council on Aging: “Grab & Go” breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri 10-12pm https://townofbarnstable.us/coa/
- Elder services of Cape Cod: Meals on Wheels, 508-394-4630 https://www.escci.org/
- Vincent De Paul food pantry: Open Tuesday & Friday 10am-12pm 21 Cross St Hyannis, MA 02601
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.
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
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
New Parent Resources
Do you need help breastfeeding? Enter your zip code to find support near you at zipmilk.org
Harbor Health’s Elder Service Plan continues to enroll and care for participants in our Massachusetts PACE program. Learn more about PACE
People Living With HIV
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
Fuel, Utilities, and Financial Assistance
- Fuel Assistance by Mass Save
- Discounted Utilities by National Grid
- Discounted Rate Assistance by Eversource
- T-Mobile Customers – Free Access to Phone and Internet
- Columbia Gas Assistance
- Fuel Assistance Agencies
- The Greg Hill Foundation Restaurant Strong fund
- South Shore Community Action Council Fuel Assistance
- Cape Cod Needy Fund
- Vincent De Paul financial assistance program (Cape Cod), (508) 775-3073.
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:
- Visit mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-unemployment-benefits
- Visit https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-unemployment-and-coronavirus-covid-19
- Call (617) 626-6800 or (877) 626-6800
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.