North Carolina COVID 19 Resources

State Policies

Reminder: Joint NC DMHDDSAS and DHB (NC Medicaid) COVID-19 Update for NC Providers Wednesday, April 8 20203:00 p.m. (This weekly update will resume its regular schedule on Thursday, April 16 at 3:00 p.m.) Register Here []

NC Innovations and TBI Waiver Webinar for Beneficiaries, Families and Natural Supports. NC Innovations and TBI Waiver Webinar/Call for Beneficiaries, Families and Natural Supports, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

NC DHHS COVID-19 Webpage

i2i Article – COVID-19 Waivers and Flexibilities of Federal Regulations Free Up North Carolina to Respond Effectively 

NC DHHS Letter to CMS Requesting Flexibility to meet COVID-19 Needs

COVID-19 Special Medicaid Bulletins

NC DHHS Special COVID-19 Medicaid Bulletin on Telehealth Clinical Policy Modificiations

NC DHHS Provider Resource Page

Federal Policies

CMS invites you to a Special Open Door Forum: CMS Hospital Without Walls during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.  This call will begin promptly at 1:30 PM ET on Thursday, April 9. 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. EST

Dial-in Information – 1-888-455-1397, Participant passcode: 3535324

CMS COVID 19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet

US Department of Labor COVID-19 Information

US Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Corona Virus Emergency Loan Small Business Guide and Check List from the Chamber of Commerce (shared by Stancil & Company)

State Resources

Submit behavioral health/I-DD related questions and requests for information to:

North Carolina Emergency Management Guidance on considerations of people with disabilities and other access and functional needs for COVID-19

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities Investing $75,000 in one time COVID-19 Mini Relief Fund Grants

NC DHHS Patient Guidance – What to do If You Feel Sick

Texting Tools to Access Food for Children

NC 2-1-1 by United Way of North Carolina is now available for people to call for assistance related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. NC 211 is a free statewide United Way-funded hotline that gives callers access to resources, such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs. This confidential service is available in many languages. Dial 2-1-1 or TTY (888) 892-1162 for help. You can also search for information online at look under need help.

COVID-19 text information and updates are available. To sign up, text COVIDNC to 898211.

Message from Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health & I-DD Kody Kinsley to Stakeholders as follow up to conference call 3/23.

NC COVID-19 Non-Emergency Questions – CALL 211 or TEXT COVIDNC to 898211

Promise Resource Network has a Warm-Line for anyone experiencing emotional distress, isolation, sadness or just wants to talk. CALL 833 390-7728 24/7 – We. Hear. You.

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities Resources

NC Child Care Resources for Care Givers

Federal Resources Corona Virus Webpage

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

SAMHSA Corona Virus page

SAMHSA Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network Upcoming COVID-19 Webinars

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Other Resources

Psych Hub has created a COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub – a free digital hub to help individuals and providers address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Autism Society COVID-19 Resources

Kaiser Family Foundation State by State Data on COVID-19

Social and Emotional Learning COVID-19 Resources for Caregivers, Educators and Policymakers

Health & Wellness

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

SAMHSA “Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health”

Resources for Families During the Extended School Break:

How Cornona Virus is Impacting People with Disabilities

Mental Health Expert Offers Tips for COVID 19 Anxiety

Coronavirus: The psychological effects of being quarantined