COVID-19 Resources

This web page includes COVID-19 related resources available to individuals, healthcare professionals and others providing healthcare services. If you have information you would like include, please email emmaf@vhcf.org.

Resources are organized by:
Protecting Yourself and Others From COVID-19
State Programs and Resources
Federal Information and Resources
Behavioral Health Resources
Caregiving, Housing and Food
Dental Resources
Medication Assistance
Healthcare Providers and Hospitals

Protecting Yourself and Others From COVID-19

Vaccines
Virginians, 6 months and older, are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn how to get your shot at Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-INVA. Click here for more information how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Mask Wearing

Click here for the CDC’s current guidance on mask wearing , including in areas with high community transmission.

COVIDWISE App

Virginia’s COVIDWISE app helps minimize the spread of COVID-19 by notifying the user when they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Visit VDH’s website here for more information and to get the app.

State Programs and Resources

211 Virginia

Dial 211 or click here for state and local assistance resources.

Commonwealth of Virginia’s Actions and Support

This Commonwealth has developed an easy to understand website outlining measures agencies have taken to ensure the health and safety of all Virginians. It includes actions that impact individuals, families and businesses.

Cover Virginia

Visit Cover Virginia for information about Virginia’s Medicaid programs. To apply for coverage, call 855-242-8282 or click here. Free help in other languages is available calling 804-786-7933 (TTY: 1-800-343-0634). To find one-on-one help applying for Medicaid/FAMIS, click here. Assistance will be provided by phone or video call.

COVID-19 Virginia Resources
Visit COVID-19 Virginia Resources, a mobile app and dedicated website to provide a one-stop switchboard for many of the benefits, resources, and programs related to COVID-19.

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)

DBHDS has developed resource lists with COVID-19 coping strategies for individuals, behavioral providers and healthcare workers, listed here. For information on providing DBHDS-licensed behavioral health services during this time, click here.

​​Virginia Department of Education:  Click here for information about the 2021 – 2022 school year for Virginia’s public schools (K – 12).

Virginia Department of Health (VDH)

VDH provides up-to-date information on Virginia’s response to COVID-19. Click here to view the VDH COVID-19 webpage and here for more COVID-19 resources. For a full list of VDH resources, click here.

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS)

The DMAS webpage includes information for providers and managed care organizations (MCOs) to effectively provide services for Medicaid/FAMIS members during this health emergency. Click here for their COVID-19 Resource page.

Virginia Department of Social Services (DSS)

For a full list of benefits available via DSS, click here. Some local DSS offices may be closed to the public during this time. For information about individual local offices, please click here.

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)

VEC administers workforce services including unemployment benefits. In the wake of COVID-19, VEC has expanded eligibility for individuals who are out of work and has made other program changes to make it easier to obtain benefits. Click here for information on how to file an unemployment claim in Virginia.

Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC)

VPLC provides resources and assistance to low-income Virginians regarding legal rights. VPLC’s Protections for Tenants During the COVID-19 Emergency page outlines questions concerning evictions. Are you facing an eviction or need other legal help, click here  for more information about the VPLC or call 833-663-8421 (1-833-NoEvict).

Federal Information and Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on ways to stay healthy during this time, including maintaining healthy workplaces, home environments, as well as guidance for parents with children out of school. Click here for the CDC’s COVID-19 page including information about the
COVID-19 vaccines.

Internal Revenue Service

For COVID-19 related tax relief and information, click here.

Veteran Affairs

For Veterans needing to access VA services, the VA has updated guidelines and resources for Veterans during this time. See their Coronavirus FAQ:  What Veterans Need to Know page for more information.

US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Click here for a CMS toolkit on COVID-19 with sections for clinicians, human services organizations and citizens. Click here to view the CMS page for policy and procedure changes to the Medicaid and Medicare programs during the COVID-19 health emergency.

Behavioral Health Resources

Behavioral Health Hub listserv

VHCF has created the Behavioral Health Hub listserv to connect the behavioral health community throughout Virginia for sharing resources, tips, and thoughts on providing behavioral health services and self-care during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Learn more about the Behavioral Health Hub and to subscribe to it click here.

Caregiving, Housing, and Food

Child Mind Institute

For parents wanting help caring for their children during the pandemic, including behavior resources, Child Mind provides a COVID-19 resource page with topics, like dealing with anxiety or how to explain loss to children.

Federation of Virginia Food Banks

Click here to learn more about food banks in Virginia or text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877 to find a meal site near you.

Nurture Virginia

Nurture Virginia provides assistance to expecting mothers and new parents. It has resources regarding parenting during COVID-19 pandemic, as well as questions to ask hospitals when preparing to give birth during the pandemic. Click here for more information.

Stay Home Virginia 

Stay Home Virginia is a one-stop website for housing information during the COVID-19 pandemic. The site includes information for landlords, renters, and those experiencing homelessness. Click here to learn more.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enables families to buy nutritious food with coupons and Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards at select stores. To see if you may be eligible, click here.

VirginiaNavigator

Virginia Navigator can help families find support groups, low-cost or free respite care, in-home assistance, financial assistance and other local resources for caring for an adult loved one. From their site, caregivers and families can search for what you need, by city, county or ZIP code. Or, visit the Virginia Family Caregiver Solution Center to get useful information on caregiver resources and self-care.

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

DHCD offers many resources to assist with housing needs. From housing rehabilitation to homebuyer resources, check out the many programs and resources available to Virginians.

Dental Resources

American Dental Association (ADA)

Click here to access the ADA resource page for dentists.

Virginia Dental Association (VDA)

For information on dental care and dental practice resources during COVID-19, click here.

Virginia Health Catalyst

COVID-19 resources for dental providers, specifically dental health safety net organizations.

Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) Tooth Talk

VHCF’s Tooth Talk provides a community forum for resources and assistance to those providing dental care in Virginia’s dental safety net. Click here to sign up for the Tooth Talk Listserv.

Click here to access a map of low-cost Dental Safety Net Clinics in Virginia.

Medication Assistance

RxOutreach           

RxOutreach, a nonprofit pharmacy, has provided medicines at 70% – 90% below retail pharmacy cost to low-income individuals and families, mailed directly to people’s home. RxOutreach is temporarily extending its deep discounts to individuals and families facing financial hardship because of COVID-19. To see the guidelines and to enroll, click here. Then, click on COVID-19.

RxRelief Virginia

RxRelief Virginia Medication Assistance Caseworkers help patients obtain free medications. Please contact the program closest to you to learn more availability and eligibility requirements.

Healthcare Providers and Hospitals

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Virginia Chapter

The AAP of Virginia page includes resources for including an email group for pediatricians to share information and ideas concerning COVID-19 and guidelines for outpatient services. Click here for more information.

American Hospital Association (AHA)

The AHA provides tools for hospital and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here.

Medical Society of Virginia (MSV)

For physicians looking to stay up to date on COVID-19 response guidelines, the MSV’s website provides resources related to current guidelines and recommendations.

Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA)

The VHHA page also includes information healthcare providers and hospitals may need during this time. Click here to view the full resource listing.

Last Updated on June 21, 2022