Information and Resources for People Experiencing "Long COVID":
Although many people with COVID-19 get better within weeks, some people continue to experience symptoms that can last months after first being infected, or may have new or recurring symptoms at a later time. People with this condition are sometimes called “long-haulers,” and this condition is commonly known as “long COVID.”
Bay Area Community Health: Over the phone medical appointments and free enrollment assistance for Medi-Cal, Covered California, HealthPAC (health insurance for the undocumented), and CalFresh (food assistance program). Call 510-252-6806 or 510-770-8040 for a confidential phone consultation and to schedule a COVID-19 test. Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Farsi, and Burmese languages available.
Covered California has extended the special enrollment period to purchase a health plan through the end of June. Anyone uninsured or who has recently had a change in their household income may qualify for financial help to lower the cost of a plan and enroll in health coverage. Apply online at www.coveredca.com/apply. You can also use Covered California’s storefront finder to find health centers close to you: https://storefronts.coveredca.com/
Washington Hospital Insurance Help: Free and confidential service that can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your health insurance, including how to access government-sponsored programs. Call (800) 770-9447 anytime from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.