COVID-19 Resources

Find support and resources during the coronavirus pandemic.

National Resources

  • COVID-19 Resource Guide
  • Suicide Prevention Call 800-273-TALK (8255)
    • If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
    • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects you with a crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. Your call will be answered by a trained crisis worker who will listen empathetically and without judgment. The crisis worker will work to ensure that you feel safe and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free.
       
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)
    • Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.
       
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline – Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
    • Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.
       
  • Crisis Text Line – Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
    • Text NAMI to 741-741
       
  • Optum Emotional Support Helpline
    • Toll-free helpline number, 866–342–6892, open 24/7
    • Optum, part of UnitedHealth, is providing access to mental health specialists trained to support people experiencing anxiety or stress following the recent COVID-19 developments. The service is free of charge, open to anyone, and will be there as long as necessary.
       
  • Manage Anxiety and Stress: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
  • Kansas Children’s Service League Parent Helpline
    • 1-800-CHILDREN
    • nationalparenthelpline.org
    • KCSL’s Parent Helpline 1-800-CHILDREN is a free, statewide, anonymous, information and referral service. It provides a trained person on the other end who will listen, empathize with your situation and offer support. There’s no question too small or problem too big. The Helpline is available 24/7 in English and Spanish and can refer you to services anywhere in Kansas. Call the Parent Helpline 1-800-CHILDREN whenever you have a question or feel frustrated, upset or confused.
       
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    • Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
    • Online support groups and resources are available at:
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    • NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
    • Online support groups and resources are available at:
  • Self-Management and Recovery Training
    • SMART Recovery is a global community of people and families working together to resolve addictive problems. In our free group discussion meetings, participants learn from one another using a self-empowering approach based on the most current science of recovery.
    • Online support and resources can be found at
  • National Council for Behavioral Health
    • Resources related to behavioral health during this time. Includes information for individuals and behavioral health providers. Topics include self-care, policy information, blog posts, news updates and more
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)
    • Tip sheet for finding and utilizing virtual resources to support recovery. Includes links to virtual recovery programs, recovery resources and supports, and tips for setting up a virtual meeting. 
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
    • Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
    • 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
       
  • Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

 

Physical Health Resources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Information
  • Healthwell Foundation COVID-19 Fund
    • Provides reimbursement to quarantine individuals for delivered food, medication and telehealth copays
    • 1-800-675-8416
       
  • Ascension Health Online Care
    • Offering video urgent care visits at a discounted rate of $20, so you can talk to a doctor from home. No insurance required. Use the code HOME
    • getascensioncare.com
       
  • State of Kansas COVID-19 Information and Updates
  • Virtual YMCA Membership
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance - Medicine Assistance Tool
  • RxOutreach
  • Rx Assist
  • WellCard Health
  • Kansas Drug Card

 

Online Support for Those Diagnosed with COVID-19

Other Resources

  • Self-Care Tools
  • Children and Youth
  • Resources for Special Needs
    • How To Talk To Children With Autism and Other Special Needs About COVID-19
    • Guide for Online Safety for People with Autism
    • COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities
    • Helping Families with Special Needs During a Public Health Crisis
    • Coronavirus and Autism: What You Need to Know
  • Kansas Prevention Collaborative
    • Resource library with information and links to a variety of topics and resources on things such as parenting, mental health, addiction, prevention, and LGBTQ and military concerns
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
    • Up-to-date information for individuals and families as well as providers of various services.
    • Includes information on mental and physical health during a quarantine, cleaning, law enforcement, health care, public utilities, health departments, hospitals, clinics and more.
  • Emergency Assistance Resources - Wichita State University
    • Guide to Kansas resources on a variety of topics including food assistance, health, technology, parenting, and housing.
  • Guide to Parenting and Family Health During COVID-19
  • Resources for Children and Teens - Association of Child Life Professionals
  • Kansas COVID-19 Response and Recovery
    • Information on unemployment benefits, job searches, and data related to the virus in Kansas.