Resources for Patients- COVID-19

Martha Saucedo
Martha Saucedo
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A nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources such as Clubhouses, crisis prevention/respite services, drop-in Centers, employment resources, housing, peer case management and support. The website maintains a search function for directory of local CDS (consumer driven services).

NAMI Resource Library
Provides an extensive list of in-person and online support groups, and other mental health resources.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: (800) 985- 5990
Provides 24/7, 365-day-a- year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disaster

CDC’s page on Stigma and Resilience
Discusses COVID-19’s impact on mental health, and how we can reject stigma and build resilience during this time.

Phone Support
Emotional Support Warmlines
A warmline is a confidential, non-crisis emotional support telephone hotline staffed by peer volunteers who are in recovery.

NAMI Dane County Support Line
NAMI Dane County will be checking voicemails and responding to calls at our support line: 608-249-7188.

NAMI HelpLine: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Available Monday through Friday, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm EST for mental health resources.

General Financial Assistance
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Need Help Paying Bills
Provides information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and resources that provide help paying bills, mortgage and debt relief (financial, rent and government assistance).

Aunt Bertha
An online resource that connects users to free and reduced cost local resources such as medical care, food, housing, transportation and much more. Website also offered in Spanish[  ]

An online service that connects users to over 350,000 listings nationwide of private and public resources for food pantries, stores that accept food stamps, assisted living facilities, domestic violence and homeless shelters, mental health & substance use treatment, free clinics, legal and financial assistance.

Help with Bills
Provides information about government programs that help with bill payment, temporary assistance, jobs/unemployment, credit, etc. Website and Helpline also offered in Spanish.

Medical Care / Hospital Bills
The Assistance Fund
For those who qualify for financial support, service provides patient advocates to assist in securing financial assistance for co-payments, prescriptions, deductibles, premiums and medical expenses. Spanish-language translation service also available

Rise Above the Disorder
Connects users with resources for finding a therapist, answering mental health questions and applying for grants to cover the cost of therapy.[  ]

Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN)
Provides underinsured patients with financial assistance through disease-specific funds that provide access to progressive therapies. Spanish-language calls accepted.[ ]

Patient Advocate Foundation
Helps federally and commercially insured people living with life threatening, chronic, and rare diseases. Offers co-pay relief program to provide direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for needed prescriptions and/or treatment. Their website also has many other resources and services. Website also offered in Spanish.

HealthWell Foundation
Provides financial assistance for the underinsured to afford critical medical treatments through “Disease Funds” (note, typically for chronic physical diseases - not mental health conditions). Website also offered in Spanish.