COVID-19 Resources for Providers
Resources for Mental Health Providers
Illinois Governor Pritzker's Executive Order on Telehealth
On March 19, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker issued an executive order requiring state-regulated health insurers to cover in-network telehealth services the same as they do in-person services for the duration of the crisis. "Telehealth services" was defined as "the provision of health care, psychiatry, mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and related services to a patient, regardless of their location, through electronic or telephonic methods, such as telephone (landline or cellular), video technology commonly available on smartphones and other devices such as Facetime, Facebook Messenger Video Chat, Google Hangouts video, or Skype, and video conferencing, as well as any method within the meaning of 'telehealth services'" already covered within the law. The full executive order is available here.
Helping Patients During COVID-19
Information about reimbursement, best practices, ethical questions raised by the COVID-19 health crisis, and more are covered here.
The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress has resources for helping patients concerned about COVID-19 for mental health providers and other healthcare professionals. Information about supporting patients during quarantine or isolation and supporting families of healthcare providers exposed to COVID-19 is also available.
Sustaining Well-Being for Healthcare Providers
The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress put together information about healthcare providers can sustain their own well-being during the COVID-19 crisis.
Epocrates Guidelines for COVID-19 for Patients
Available here in a step-by-step format.
APA Webinar Series on Providing Telepsychology
The American Psychological Association's telepsychology webinar series is available free of charge currently. You can access the full webinar series here.
National Register Telepsychology Resources
The National Register put together an excellent collection of information about telepsychology and COVID-19 here.
Student Loan Interest Waiver and Payment Suspension Information from APA
The APA answers some questions about how the 60-day student loan payment suspension and student loan interest waiver could impact psychologists with student loans. Available here.
Advice for Medical Providers Offering Telemedicine During the Pandemic
This article is intended for all medical providers and includes information about how to offer virtual visits, including technology options for providers that are both HIPAA compliant and only compliant during the current crisis, and reimbursement options. The full article from Medscape is here.
How to Respond to Negative Speech in this Health Crisis
APA's guide to addressing xenophobia and bias is here.
In this article, Medscape looks at common myths and how medical providers can address them.
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreak
APA's tips for self care are available here.
Here you can download flyers in English and Spanish from SAMHSA that provide information about coping with stress, indications a person may want to get further help, and resources for people who need help managing their stress and anxiety.
CDC Resources for Older Adults
A collection of COVID-19 resources for older adults and long term care facilities is available from the CDC here.
APA Complete Resources Guide
The American Psychological Association's complete list of resources is available here.