Healthcare Resources

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.”

 

For the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the White House published a comprehensive package of resources for people with disabilities, including people with long COVID. The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has compiled a list of information sources addressing long COVID:

·     Resource guide for how our disability and aging networks can help people with long COVID (published by ACL).

·     COVID-19 and Long COVID-19 resource page from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor.

·     CDC's COVID-19 resource site has a page with information on post-COVID conditions.

·     Guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice explaining that some individuals with long COVID may have a disability under various civil rights laws that entitles them to protection from discrimination.

·     A resource from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Long COVID under Section 504 and the IDEA: A Resource to Support Children, Students, Educators, Schools, Service Providers, and Families.


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.