Services for Mental Health Counseling & General Health Concerns
Taking care of mind, body and spirit has become even more crucial than usual in 2020. Multiple stressors born in times of crisis can reveal how important it is to prioritize one’s own well-being. Here is a comprehensive list of resources and tools — culled from colleges and other organizations — for anyone hoping to improve their mental health.
Six New Yorkers. Six weeks. Coping together.
New Yorkers are coping with a lot. Coping Circles are free six-week support and resilience groups, held by video or phone, facilitated by licensed mental health professionals.
Learn more and sign up at ny.gov/copingcircles for a Coping Circle, including specialized Circles for Healthcare Workers and First Responders, Survivors of COVID-19 Infection, Job Loss due to COVID-19, or Loss of a Loved One to COVID-19.
Feeling stressed by the COVID-19 epidemic? You are not alone. Call the NYS Emotional Support Helpline 7 days a week, 8am-10pm at 1-844-863-9314.
If you find yourself uninsured and have no access to affordable healthcare, CIGNA and Express Scripts has rolled out a program called Parachute RX, during this pandemic. This is a way to lower your costs on certain generic medications and select brand name medications.
Extra prescription savings for extraordinary times:
Express scripts is launching a temporary new savings program to maintain prescription compliance
Deep discounts on thousands of drugs:
Express Scripts Parachute Rx, offers deep discounts on thousands of widely used prescription medications
– Caps costs at $25 for a 30-day supply of select generics, and $75 for a 30-day supply of select brand-name medications.
– Medication delivered to their home from Express Scripts Pharmacy® or at more than 55,000 participating pharmacies.
This is not health insurance: You will not require an enrollment fee or commitment to participate
Find out more about the program at Parachute RX
All private insurance plans are required to cover COVI-19 treatments and vaccines and all coronavirus tests for free.
For answers to FAQ regarding Health Insurance during the COVID-19 crisis visit Assemblyman Kevin Cahill’s FAQ page.
Continuous news coverage about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is creating worry and anxiety for people across the globe. How can you be better prepared to cope with the crisis?
On today’s Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Beth Rush, a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist, shares ideas for taking care of your mental health and finding comfort amidst the uncertainty.
Over 6000 mental health professionals have volunteered their time to provide free emotional support, consultation and referral to a provider, call 1-844-863-9314
National Disability Institute (NDI) understands the devastating impact COVID-19 will have on the financial and personal health of people with disabilities and those with chronic health conditions, as well as their families and communities. This website provides you with trusted answers to your questions, including assistance to help you manage your finances. Our partnership with LifeCents gives you access to free online financial wellness training, while AFCPE offers you free professional financial counseling. The Financial Resilience Center was developed by NDI with generous funding from the Wells Fargo Foundation.
Individuals who enroll in Qualified Health Plans through NY State of Health or directly through insurers between March 16 and April 15, 2020 will have coverage effective starting April 1, 2020. Individuals who are eligible for other NY State of Health programs – Medicaid, Essential Plan and Child Health Plus – can enroll year-round. Call 1-855-355-5777 for more information.
The Institute for Family Health offers Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to patients with opioid dependence as a part of primary care. Behavioral Health treatment is also available within an integrated model. Services are currently being provided via telehealth (video and phone).
The Institute is accepting new patients. Anyone 18 years of age and older seeking to initiate MAT at the Institute for Family Health may reach out to our Kingston-based, bi-lingual MAT Care Coordinator, Julian Mercado, at 917-359-6479.
Hotline helps people talk through crisis situations & provides general support. 100% peer-run: people with their own lived experience with mental/behavioral health issues, recovery, & moving towards wellness. Confidential. 845-452-2728 x607
Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations four times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers, starting Monday, March 23. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.
Join the sessions here: https://zoom.us/j/3405656016
COVID-19 has increased stress and anxiety for everybody, and people with pre-existing mental health concerns are particularly vulnerable.
As of Mon., March 23rd, a Virtual Mental Health and Substance Use Urgent Care is now available. Therapy, psychiatry, and peer support services will be available by phone and through telemedicine, 24/7 to adults and children, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. For help, call 888-750-2266, option 2.