HealthPoint is collecting a list of helpful resources for our patients and families facing tough times because of coronavirus. We will regularly update this page with information. It is a good idea to check the agency website and/or call before visiting to make sure services are offered.
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Public Health Seattle & King County Recommendations
Sign up for health insurance
Washington Healthplanfinder has extended the Special Enrollment Period to sign up for health insurance through May 8. If you enroll after April 8, coverage begins on May 1. If you lost your job or insurance because of coronavirus, you are eligible for a Special Enrollment event even after the May 8 deadline.
A HealthPoint Client Service Representative can assist you in signing up--call your clinic to speak to a CSR. Or you can call Washington Healthplanfinder's Customer Support Center between 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1-855-923-4633; TTY: 1-855-627-9604.
Free meals and resources for students
Childcare and community centers
Boys & Girls Club of King County is offering extended programming.
YMCA Y Break Camp - The Y is offering full-day break camp at most of our YMCA branches throughout King County.
First responders and health care providers of direct services will have $0 fees for this program. Please send an email to email@example.com before registering to receive your special coupon code or learn about financial assistance options.
Daily fee is $45 and includes full-day programming, morning and afternoon snack, lunch, and possibly swimming. Financial assistance is available. First payment is required at the time of registration.
Caring for children while school's out - Guidance from Seattle & King County Public Health https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus/schools/closures.aspx
If you feel afraid or unsafe in your home because of another person, there is help available. Call HealthPoint to speak to one of our Behavioral Health providers.
If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
Here are a few resources that may be helpful:
DAWN hotline: 425-656-7867 or toll-free 877-465-7234
The National Domestic Violence Hotline, 24 hours everyday, 800-799-7233 or 800-787-3224 (TTY)
Teen Dating Violence Hotline, LoveIsRespect.org – call, chat, or text, 24 hours everyday, 866-331-9474
The StrongHearts Native Helpline, 9am-5:30pm M-F, 844-762-8483
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Deaf Services, 855-812-1001(videophone) or 800-787-3224 (TTY) anytime. Live Chat every day 7am – 2am.
King/Snohomish/Pierce County Deaf Hotline, 24 hours everyday, 206-812-1001 (videophone)
A variety of agencies in the area offer assistance, including confidential shelters, counseling, child therapy and legal help. For a list of resources, visit the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence's website. www.wscadv.org
Khan Academy - Free online learning platform for students from pre-kindergarten through high school
Vroom - Free brain-building app for fun science learning!
Employment and financial assistance
Financial help in King County
Visit the Employment Security Department website for information on what benefits you may be eligible for if you are out of work
The Seattle Office of Economic Development is offering small businesses in Seattle financial support if:
The business owner must have a low- or moderate-income (≤80% of the Area Median Income).
The business must have five employees or less.
The business must have a physical establishment.
The business must have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19.
Federal Disaster Loan Assistance for businesses, nonprofits, homeowners, and renters
List of rental assistance programs in King County created by the Rental Housing Association of Washington and the Washington Multifamily Housing Association
Seattle City Light will not interrupt service for those impacted by coronavirus. Customers can set up payment plans with either service provider by calling 206-684-3000 or by email.
2-1-1 — You can call 2-1-1 from any phone to be connected to a list of statewide resources for everything from food and diapers to rental assistance and bus fare. You can also search their online database.
Mental health and substance use
During uncertain times, it's normal to feel anxious or depressed. It can be challenging to manage recovery or be tempted to use alcohol or drugs to cope. HealthPoint is here to help you get through. Call HealthPoint to speak to one of our Behavioral Health providers.
Here are a few resources that may be helpful:
Washington Recovery Helpline —1-866-789-1511 — 24-hour for support for substance use disorders and mental health.
Disaster Distress Helpline – 1-800-985-5990 — A 24/7/365 helpline that provides crisis counseling for people going through both natural disasters. It’s free, multi-lingual and confidential. You can also text TalkWithUs to 66746.
TeenLink — A helpline for teens, by teens. You can call 1-866-TEENLINK (833-6546) to talk by phone from 6-10 p.m. nightly or text from 6-9:30 p.m. every night.
Crisis Connections – 866-427-4747 — This 24/7 number provides immediate support and resources for people in emotional crisis and will help you determine if you or your loved one needs professional help. They provide immediate translation into 155 languages.
Seniors and At-Risk People