Provider Resources for COVID-19

This section has links to updated clinical guidance, clinical websites, informational articles, and documents for patient care during COVID-19. Follow the links below for:

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS

Centers for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation
Tools to Help Advocates Reduce Social Isolation During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Information on what advocates can do to combat social isolation.

Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Patient Education Handouts
Patient Education Handouts including Deep Breathing, Guided Imagery, Mindful Meditation, and more. Most handouts are available in English and Spanish.

Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD)
COVID-19 Behavioral Health Letter
Letter to patients developed by Robin Landwehr, LPCC to address patient mental health concerns.

Mass General Hospital
Guide to Mental Health Resources for COVID-19
Curated set of resources with a particular emphasis on materials that will be of use to providers and those they serve.

Mental Health America
Mental Health and COVID-19 Resources
For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as essential to address as are the physical health effects. Resources include webinars, resources for existing mental health conditions, and coping resources among others.

Multi-Discipline Licensure Resource Project
A Professional’s Guide to Licensure
Website provides up-to-date information on emergency regulation and licensing for psychologists, occupational therapists, physician assistants and social workers. Resources include state-specific tools related to licensure, telehealth and COVID-19 as well as online and phone support.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Helpline: 800-950-6264 M-F 8AM-4PM MT / 9AM-5PM CT

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources
Information and resources for individuals focused on anxiety about various elements of coronavirus.

Updates on the Coronavirus
Information on risk assessment, tips for people with mental illness, and more.

Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (PSMHTTCN) 
Virtual Learning Guide
Resource structured as a workbook for facilitators. It includes tips, examples, and reflective questions for those who are leading online professional development and other group learning events. This guide provides technical and interactive strategies and approaches to virtual learning to support the mental  health workforce.

PsychHub
COVID-19: Mental Health Providers
Resources for mental health providers including videos, online courses, downloadable pdfs, and more.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Center for PTSD
For Providers and Community Leaders: Helping People Manage Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
Information for providers and community leaders on providing the public with accurate and calming information about COVID-19 risk, helping the public recognize signs of stress in themselves and their loved ones, teaching people how to relieve anxiety reactions, and providing individuals with resources so they can seek further help if necessary.

MEDICAL PROVIDERS

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Pediatricians Answer Questions About Kids & the COVID-19 Vaccines in NEW Video Series Presented with the American Academy of Pediatrics
A new FAQ video series about kids and the COVID-19 Vaccine featuring pediatricians.

American Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinical Guidance Repository
An open access resource for all clinicians and hospitals across the United States. The content is collected from academic medical centers (AMCs), specialty societies, and federal partners. The goal is to identify, summarize, and highlight areas of alignment in clinical practice during the pandemic.

American College of Rheumatology
COVID-19 Guidance
Guidelines for the evaluation and management of pediatric patients with suspected Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).

American Medical Association (AMA)
A Physician Practice Guide for Reopening
Resources, best practices, and other considerations for planning to reopen.

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) 
Coronavirus Resources
Focused list of resources for responding to COVID-19.

CancerCare
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Resources and support for emotional, practical, and financial concerns.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Information for Healthcare Professionals
Resources including current interim guidance, clinical care, infection control, supply of personal protective equipment, and more.

Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Clinical guidance that suggests providers consider both SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses, as well as co-infection, in patients with acute respiratory illness symptoms because of similar signs and symptoms.

Interim Guidance for Immunization Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guide to help health centers plan for safe vaccine administration during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Post-COVID Conditions: Information for Healthcare Providers
The interim guidance on evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.

Prepare to Care for COVID-19
Practical tools clinicians can use to care for patients with COVID-19. Will be regularly updated to help clinicians adapt as the outbreak unfolds. Includes patient print documents.

Print Resources
Resources including ‘15 Ways to Slow the Spread,’ ‘What to do if you are sick,’ and more in 15 languages.

Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
FSMB Statement on Supporting States in Verifying Licenses for Physicians Responding to COVID-19 Virus
Information on FSMN waiving the in-state licensing requirements for healthcare providers.

Florida Association of Community Health Centers
Information for CHC Providers about Writing Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccines
Information for CHCs whose providers are being asked to write medical exemptions from COVID vaccines for reasons not indicated by the CDC.

Health Center Resource Clearinghouse
COVID-19 Resources
List of all COVID-19 resources on the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse.

JAMA Network
JAMA Network COVID-19 Collection
Collection includes Q&A’s with Anthony Fauci and past publications on vaccine development, infection control, and public health preparedness.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&A
Free Videos and Podcasts of conversations with frontline clinicians and experts about the COVID-19 Pandemic. Free CME available.

Mayo Clinic
COVID-19 Resources for Providers
Clinical resources that Mayo Clinic providers are using to stay current on the latest guidance from expert colleagues.

Modern Healthcare
COVID-19: Clinical Guidelines
List of updated clinical guidelines regarding COVID-19.

National Academy of Medicine (NAM) 
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Compiled resources related to COVID-19 as well as consensus studies and workshop proceedings on the subject of pandemic infectious disease.

New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute (NJHCQI)
Advance Care Planning: Preparing for the Unexpected
Information to guide families toward valuable and supportive conversations, and help people express their wishes in legally binding documents.

Rise Above COVID
Rise Above COVID
A movement to find medicines for COVID-19 through the ACTIV-2 Study.  This study is for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 6 days.

Six Building Blocks
COVID-19 & Chronic Pain Management
Guide recommending telehealth for patient care regarding opioid therapy for chronic pain management.

Survivor Corps
NIH Collaboratory COVID-19 Grand Rounds: Rethinking Clinical Trials
Long Term COVID Patient Engagement: Best Practices Informed By Patients’ Experiences Seeking Medical Care.

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TREATMENT

In November 2020, the FDA issued emergency use authorizations (EUA) for monoclonal antibody therapy for the treatment of mild-to-moderate Covid-19 in adult and pediatric patients.

Click here to jump to information about the Special Projects for Equitable and Efficient Distribution (SPEED) Program including enrollment and order forms.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
COVID-19 Vaccines and Monoclonal Antibodies
Guidelines for CMS reimbursement.

Monoclonal Antibody COVID-19 Infusion
Medicare will cover and pay for mAb therapies the same way it covers and pays for COVID-19 vaccines. For FQHCs, that means mAb treatments are paid at 100% of reasonable cost through the Medicare cost report.

Healthcare Ready
Understanding COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies (mAb)
Healthcare Ready convened a panel of experts on March 2, 2021 to discuss the administration of COVID-19 mAbs therapies and the valuable role mAbs play in the fight against COVID-19 in this one hour recorded webinar.

Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)
COVID-19: The Latest on Monoclonal Antibodies (Dec. 19, 2020)
In this podcast episode, IDSA discussed the latest information on monoclonal antibodies with Dr. Eric Daar of UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Alyssa Letourneau of Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Roger Bedimo of the VA North Texas Health Care System.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics Digital Toolkit
Use the ASPR toolkit to educate high-risk patients with mild to moderate symptoms via social media and encourage them to take action.  Monoclonal antibody therapeutic products may prevent eligible high-risk adults and children (ages 12-17) from requiring hospitalization.

Outpatient Therapeutics Mini-Series
This educational mini-series, hosted by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and supported by HHS/ASPR, provides clinical education about outpatient therapies for COVID-19 including monoclonal antibodies.

Planning Considerations For Monoclonal Antibody Administration
This ASPR TRACIE document was released in February 2021 and provides background and planning information for providers to consider before implementing a Monoclonal Antibody Program.

Preparing Health Centers to Administer Outpatient COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies
This webinar video provides an overview of monoclonal antibodies and discusses the preparation for administration at health center sites, allocation of the treatment, and reimbursement.

Special Projects for Equitable and Efficient Distribution (SPEED) Program
The goal of SPEED is to assist states in identifying non-hospital facilities that serve priority populations, including federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), and allocating monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for administration to their patients. It should be noted that SPEED is separate yet complementary to the state-based mAb allocation system.

Therapeutics Distribution Treatment Locator
This web-based COVID-19 outpatient treatment locator is now available to assist healthcare providers and patients in finding potential locations for treatment with monoclonal antibody therapeutics.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Monoclonal Antibodies for Treatment of COVID-19
On February 9, 2021, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for bamlanivimab and etesevimab administered together for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age or older weighing at least 40 kilograms [about 88 pounds]) who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 and who are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19.

 

ORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
COVID-19 and Dentistry: Challenges and Opportunities for Providing Safe Care
Patient safety primer that summarizes best practices for infection control and prevention in the dental office setting.

American Dental Assistants Association
COVID-19 Resources
Letters, statements, and information regarding COVID-19.

American Dental Association (ADA)
Coronavirus Center for Dentists
Resources, updates, and ADA news on coronavirus.

Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions
Provides answers to some recent member questions regarding employer and employee issues, financial and dental benefit considerations, staff and office protection, patient communication and HIPAA considerations, and more.

COVID-19 and Lab Testing Requirements Tool Kit
Toolkit for members to help guide dentists interested in offering their patients rapid response, point-of-care COVID-19 testing within their practices.

COVID-19 Coding and Billing Interim Guidance
Guide intended to help dental offices navigate issues related to coding and billing for virtual appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Infection Rates Among Dentists
Paper published indicating that positivity rates among dentists were low. (November 2020)

COVID-19 Resources for Dentists
Resources and guidance to help dentists navigate this unprecedented time for their practices, staff, and patients.

COVID-19 State Mandates and Recommendations
State-by-state list and interactive map of regulations, recommendations, and mandates regarding the safe practice of dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Report: COVID-19 Economic Impact on Dental Practices October 5, Results
Video Summary
ADA Health Policy Institute’s results from a study that included an innovative tracking poll of dental practices.

Understanding and Documenting Teledentistry Events
Guide to educate dentists and others in the dental community on these events and their codes.

American Dental Hygienists’ Association
COVID-19 Resource Center for Dental Hygienists
Resources including guidance documents, Q&A, and more information for dental hygienists.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Dental Settings
Interim infection prevention and control guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 response.

Community Catalyst
Oral Health Care Access in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond
Policy options to consider as organizations balance public health response to COVID-19 and advocacy for a robust, affordable, and respectful dental delivery system – to respond to this crisis and to carry us forward toward a future with oral health equity.

Feldsman, Tucker, Leifer, and Fidell (FTLF)
Re-Opening Dental Practices during COVID-19: Legal Analysis
Memorandum responding to a request for information regarding dental practice considerations for re-opening during the 2019-2020 novel coronavirus pandemic.

Health Affairs
Children’s Oral Health: Progress, Policy Development, and Priorities For Continued Improvement
Paper published by James J. Crall and Marko Vujicic regarding Children’s Oral Health Policy. (October 2020)

National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources
List of resources from government agencies, national organizations, and others.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) State by State Recommendations for Dental Clinics
Chart that outlines state by state guidance from dental associations, state dental boards, and governor executive orders.

COVID-19 Webinar Slides and Recordings
This website lists several COVID-19 themed dental webinars including dental provider burnout and dental operations considerations and changes due to COVID.

Teledentistry Listening Session
Recorded webinar and slides from a listening session on teledentistry to support health centers in maintaining continuity of care in response to COVID-19. (April 1, 2020)

The Role of Dental Providers in Vaccine Delivery and Policy Recommendations
A publication describing COVID-19 vaccine delivery strategies developed by health centers using dental providers for vaccine administration. (August 3, 2021)

Oral Health Workforce Research Center
COVID-19 Impacts on Dental Health System
This site is dedicated to sharing information on immediate impacts to the dental care system in the following 4 domains: Care Delivery, Financing, Regulation, and Education.

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Toolkit
Lists of guidance, resources and regulations related to COVID-19.  They also offer a 4-part webinar starting in November providing specific infection prevention and control information in dental settings.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Dentistry Workers and Employers
Provides guidance for dentistry workers and employers. This guidance supplements the general interim guidance for workers at increased risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2.

 

PHARMACISTS

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Health Care Delivery and Pharmacists During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Perspective essay that discusses the impact that COVID-19 and the response of the healthcare system has had on services provided by pharmacists and their ability to ensure medication safety. (June 29, 2020)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Guidance for Pharmacies
Guidance for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in Community Pharmacies during the COVID-19 Response.

 

COPING RESOURCES FOR PATIENTS

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Mental Health and COVID-19
Resources including advice and guidance, public messages, resources and programs, and more.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Article with a list of things to do to take care of mental health.

The Atlantic
How to Build a Life: The Three Equations for a Happy Life, Even During a Pandemic
Article in a new column that aims to offer tools needed to construct a life that feels whole and meaningful.

Behavioral Health Bridge
COVID-19 Behavioral Health Modules
Scroll down to see the list of behavioral health modules for individuals that include information on how to manage stress effectively and seek behavioral health assistance when needed.

British Broadcasting Company (BBC) News
Coronavirus: How to Protect Your Mental Health
Article on mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

C4 Innovations
Self-Care in Overwhelming Times
Recorded webinar that explores practices can help people stay healthy in body, mind, and spirit.

Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
10 Self-Compassion Practices for COVID-19
Ten practices from the Mindful Self-Compassion program that could be helpful during the pandemic, along with brief explanations.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Grief and Loss
Resources to help deal with grief and loss during the COVID-19 pandemic

How Right Now
This webpage is part of a communications campaign and is designed to promote and strengthen emotional well-being and resiliency of populations adversely affected by COVID-19-related stress, grief, and loss.

Stress and Coping during COVID-19
Resources to help cope with stress related to COVID-19 for people of all ages.

Coping-19
About Coping-19; We’re in This Together
While you might be going through the motions, our goal is to help provide the tips, tools, and resources to move beyond those moments of “just dealing” while developing a healthy, lifelong routine for your overall well-being.

Eluna
Strategies for Thriving During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Techniques and resources to promote family wellness and help families thrive during COVID-19.

Harvard Business Review
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Greif
Article featuring an interview with David Kessler on the grief caused by the pandemic and how to potentially manage it.

How Right Now
Need Help Right Now? How are you Feeling?
How Right Now is an initiative to address people’s feelings of grief, loss, and worry during COVID-19. Support for the How Right Now initiative is provided by the CDC Foundation.

Karunavirus
Homepage
Karuna is a Sanskrit word for compassion. This website intends to amplify the voice of collective compassion – by featuring news articles of everyday people choosing love over fear.

Mental Health America (MHA)
Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and Resources
Range of resources and information to aid individuals and communities during this time.

Mindful Life Today
Mindfulness Techniques
Step-by-step, simple, brain-based Mindfulness techniques guided by Dr. Kristen Race to help you flourish in our stressed-out, fast-paced world.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
COVID-19 Resources
These resources will help you think about how an infectious disease outbreak or pandemic might affect your family— both physically and emotionally—and what you can do to help your family cope in times of public health emergencies.

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019
Resource will help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family— both physically and emotionally—and what they can do to help their family cope.

Network of the National Library of Medicine, NIH
Putting the Self Back in Self-Care: Wellness in the Time of COVID-19
Recorded webinar that shares strategies for self-care as well as tips for overcoming challenges related to (re)creating a work-life balance that can be done for free, remotely or in the building. Scroll to the bottom to find the recording link. (April 28, 2020)

Pandemic Crisis Services Response Coalition
Get Help Now
User-friendly tool that helps direct people to emergency services, local providers, and resources for coping skills to manage mental health symptoms.

PsychHub
COVID-19: Individuals
Resources for individuals including videos, downloadable pdfs, and more.

COVID-19: Mental Health Resource Hub
Resource hub to help people address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Psycom
Top 25 Mental Health Apps: An Effective Alternative for When You Can’t Afford Therapy?
Highlights the best mental health apps for 2019 and experts weigh in about just how effective they are as an alternative treatment.

Resilient American Communities (RAC)
Resilient American Communities
RAC is dedicated to collapsing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and reducing its devastating impacts on American communities, with a special focus on the most vulnerable communities. RAC offers a set of tested tools, methods, content, and guidance that can be used and adapted to respond to the needs of communities that have been affected by COVID-19.

Shine
Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Free mental health toolkit with daily mantras and meditations.

Ten Percent Happier
Coronavirus Sanity Guide
Meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks aimed at helping people build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos.

Young Invincibles (YI)
Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19
List of resources to help communities cope with the changes brought about by COVID-19.