COVID-19

Resources

Access resources regarding COVID-19 such as information on telehealth, childcare options, and local safety recommendations.

 
 

Regional COVID-19 Updates:

General Resources:

CDC: How to wear a cloth face covering

Federal Emergency Management Agency: How to Help: Info regarding donations and volunteer opportunities

IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief

King County Public Health: Anti-stigma poster

Kitsap Public Health Department: Printable COVID-19 fact sheet.

Mental Health First Aid: How to care for yourself while practicing physical distancing

North Portland Area Indian Health Board: Tribal COVID-19 Resources

Red Cross: One thing people can do to help is to donate blood. Many blood drives have been cancelled, impacting the supply. Blood donation centers have the highest standards of safety and infection control. To find where you can donate blood, visit redcross.org.

University of Washington, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: COVID-19 projections

Washington State Health Care Authority:

Washington State Employment Security Department:
Unemployment resources: FAQ and one-pager regarding difference between standby, shared, and partial work and how to provide benefits during this time.

The White House: Video: How Can You Keep the Most Vulnerable Safe from Coronavirus?

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Delta Dental: Financial support programs for member dentists

Washington State Department of Health:

Washington State Health Care Authority:

Washington State Hospital Association:

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

 

Washington State Health Care Authority:

  • FAQ document provides guidance to support opioid treatment program (OTP) medical directors relating to the COVID-19 situation in Washington.

  • Behavioral Health Telehealth Policy and Billing FAQ

    Behavioral Health providers should submit the appropriate service modality code (CPT or HCPC code) from SERI with CR Modifier and POS indicator as if the patient was seen face to face. The Place of Service (POS) code submitted will continue to follow HCA’s Facility and Non Facility setting payment differential pursuant to HCA guidelines.

    OR, Providers can submit any HCA covered audio-only or online digital code listed in the HCA COVID-19 Fee Schedule. Services submitted with these HCA covered telehealth codes will be reimbursed at the published rates.
     

  • Medicaid behavioral health policy and billing during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • HCA reimburses providers for telemedicine services as related to RCW 74.09.325. Refer to the HCA's one pager for policy info and customer service numbers for Managed Care Organizations.

  • Announcement: Behavioral health providers are essential businesses

  • Announcement: For behavioral health providers with urgent financial needs or concerns

  • Integrated Managed Care support during COVID-19 pandemic.

Washington State Department of Health:

  • Waiver of certain behavioral health agency licensing and certification requirements.

 

Managed Care Organizations:

 

Amerigroup:

  • LiveHealth Online is offered to Medicaid in Washington state at no cost.

  • The Nurse HelpLine is available 24/7 and can be accessed by the number on the back of member ID cards.

  • For Providers: COVID-19​ resources​

 

Coordinated Care:


Molina Healthcare:

 

United Healthcare:

 

Other Telehealth Info:

 

Washington State Health Care Authority:

 

Center for Connected Health Policy:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:

NW Regional Telehealth Resource Center:

The Health Benefit Exchange has announced an extension to the special enrollment period for individuals who do not have health insurance and do not qualify for Washington Apple Health or Medicare. Those who qualify now have until May 8 to submit an application and select a plan. Coverage will start May 1, 2020 for customers who enroll after April 8.

YMCA of Olympic Peninsula is continuing licensed childcare from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday at Dry Creek Elementary School in Port Angeles and Salish Coast Elementary School in Port Townsend, with a priority on children whose parents are first responders or medical professionals.

YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties

  • Working closely with school districts to provide needed childcare for our families with first responders and healthcare workers at no cost to these families. Stay up to date by visiting their news page.

  • They also have capacity to offer meals to community members who are unable to access food due to financial (or perhaps physical) barriers. Contact Susan Buell (sbuell@ymcapkc.org) to get connected to meals prepared by Camp Seymour.

Kitsap County: Free meal calendar for Spring 2020

Homebound in Poulsbo? To request assistance with grocery deliveries, prescription pickups, or meals, call (360) 517-5037. Are you able to assist? Call the volunteer hotline (360) 517-5037.

Coffee Oasis Youth Centers- Still Open!
The youth centers are still open and serving at-risk of homeless and homeless youth.

  • Bremerton: Center/Shelter is open 7 days a week currently from 8am - 9pm at night.  This offers a day room, hot meals and snacks.

  • Port Orchard: Center is open 5 days a week (Monday - Friday) from 12pm - 5pm.  This offers a day room, hot meals and snacks. Also open 6pm - 9pm for a hot meal on Friday Nights.

  • Poulsbo:  Center is open 5 days a week (Monday - Friday) from 12pm - 5pm.  This offers a day room, hot meals and snacks.  Also open 6pm - 9pm for a hot meal on Friday Nights.

Do you have helpful resources to share?

Send them to OCH@olympicch.org and we will add them to the resource page.