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COVID-19 Information and Resources

Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic

Helpful Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We understand that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic go beyond physical ailments. You or other members of your family may feel alone, scared or overwhelmed. Below are links of community resources that may be helpful to you during this challenging time. For information on additional resources in Rhode Island, click here.

As always, you can also reach out to your Coastal practice with any questions or concerns. We are here for you.

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Behavioral Health and Wellness

BH Link
      - 24/7 support to Rhode Islanders 18+ experiencing mental health and substance use crises
         or for adults experiencing any mental health or substance use crisis that may be made
         worse by COVD-19 pandemic.
      - 24/7 Crises Line: 401-414-5465
      - 24/7 Text Line: 741741
     BH Kid's Link
           - 24/7 support for those under 18: 855-543-5465

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
      - 24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for those in
         emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
      - Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746
      - Website:

Online Resources:

Domestic Violence/Child Safety

Child Protective Services 24/7 hotline: 1-800-742-4453 (1-800-RICHILD)
Investigators are able to conduct home visits on a case-by-case basis.

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV)

The RICADV's network of member agencies provides comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.


Health Insurance

Updated Healthsource RI info:

  • Offering limited in-person enrollment assistance, and virtual information sessions
  • November 1, 2020: Open enrollment begins
  • December 23, 2020: Deadline to picka and pay to ensure coverage is active by January 1, 2021 and avoid a delay in receiving your ID cards.
  • December 31, 2020: This is the very last day to pick and pay for coverage that begins January 2021. Your ID cards will be delayed.
  • January 23, 2021: Open Enrollment ends — this is your very last day to pick and pay for 2021 health coverage. Coverage purchased in January will be effective on February 1, 2021.

RIPIN Healthcare Advocates:

  • The RIPIN Call Center offers free support to any Rhode Islander who needs help accessing healthcare, health insurance, or special education for children with disabilities.
Learning at Home

Scholastic: Free online courses ages Pre-K to Grade 6+

EdHelper: Free daily workbooks for teachers to share with parents

Substance Use

Our clinical pharmacists will meet with you at your primary care office or over the phone, for a free medication consultation. They see patients one-on-one for medication reviews, medication teaching, medication management and collaborative chronic illness management as needed.

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Narcotics Anonymous:

Parent Support Network of RI - Hope Recovery CORE Team: Naloxone home delivery

Rhode Island's Buprenorphine Hotline: 401-606-5456

  • People with moderate to severe opioid use disorder (OUD) can access telehealth service for initiation of buprenorphine treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Department of Labor & Training COVID TDI and UI: 401-462-2020

Benefits may also be available for you to care for yourself or a family member that has been impacted, through Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI)

Homeless/Seeking Shelter
Coordinated Entry System: 401-277-4316
  • If you are in need of temporary shelter, you must call the Coordinated Entry System (CES) to access shelter. As of December 8th, 2020 this hotline is operated the Coalition for the Homeless and staffed with Help Center agents who will conduct an assessment and refer to eligible resources including diversion assistance and shelter. Our hotline has extended its hours to include nights and weekends.