COVID 19: Resources & Referral options for patients

Wonder Years has compiled an extensive list of resources and referral options for our patients during this pandemic.

Stay safe and Healthy.

Coronavirus Info Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
• NYS Coronavirus response updates:
• CDC, updates/information:
• CDC, What to do if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19:

Crisis Situations:
• Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English; 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish
• National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
• NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1-800-942-6906
• Child Abuse Hotline: 800-342-3720
• SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (English/Spanish); TTY: 1-800-846-8517
• Veterans mental health/suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255, or text 838-25

COVID-19 Volunteering:
• Health care workers:
• General Public, NYC:
• General Public, NYS:
• Blood Donation site locator:

Peer Support:
• Veterans Peer Support Call – DAILY at 1p.m. EST: 1-800-767-1750 x99873
• NAMI-NYS helpline: 518-248-7634
• Mental Health Empowerment Project warm line for people with mental illness: 1-800-643-7462
• Alcoholics Anonymous online:

Accessing Treatment and Services:
Medicaid / Food Stamps / Cash Benefits Online Application
• Identifying Supports:
If they are in NYC, 1-888-NYC-WELL or text “WELL” to 65173
NY Connects, statewide social services finder:
The website Aunt Bertha ( allows you to locate supports by zip code. Click here for instructions on using the site.
NYS and nationwide health and human services information and referral: dial 2-1-1

• Employment-related:
Unemployment: 1-888-209-8124
COVID Emergency Paid Sick Leave:, Hotline = 1-888-364-3065
NYC Small Business Financial Relief:
Remote Jobs As Contact Tracers
Search for Medical Care / Food / Job Trainings / Work / Legal Assistance

• Homelessness:
• Food Security:
Food Help / Food Banks / Community Kitchens
Food banks/pantries locator:
Assistance with SNAP (food stamp):
WIC (Women, Infant, Children) food assistance:

• Income Related:
NYC Cash Assistance:, Infoline 718-557-1399
Social Security and COVID:
• Health/Mental Health/Substance Use:
Mental Health Treatment: OMH Customer Relations: 1-800-597-8481
Substance Use Treatment: OASAS Treatment finder
County Health Office finder:

• Call assistance for persons with hearing and speech disabilities: dial 7-1-1

• Discounted internet service:
Comcast: 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855- 846-8376)

• Seniors/Elderly:
Senior service (senior centers, meals on wheels, etc) locator for NYC:
NYC Grocery Delivery for Elderly, Disabled:
County Offices for the Aging locator (scroll down for filters):
NY Connects, statewide social services finder:
US Administration on Aging Eldercare Locator: or 1-800-677-1116
Dementia Support: Alzheimer’s Association web-page, “Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers,”

• Children:
Talking with children about Coronavirus: CDC Guidelines
Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19: NASP guidance
How To Ease Children’s Anxiety About COVID-19: NAMI guidance
Young Children and COVID – what to say, tips on home time:
Family Readiness and Child/Teen Anxiety:
Taking Care of Your Family During Coronavirus:
Free Pick-up Meals for NYC children locator:
Digital learning resources:
Brooklyn Public Library, virtual storytime:
Virtual field trips:

• Veterans:
VA facility locator: VA locator
Veterans metal health/suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255, or text 838-25

• First Responders/Essential Workers:
CDC Self-care Guidance:

• Social Distancing, Quarantine, Isolation:
SAMHSA Tip Sheet:

• Mental Health:
Anxiety management, various populations:
Mental health strategies: AFSP, Mental Health and COVID
12 Strategies for Anxiety Management during COVID:

• Meditation:
Headspace is offering free meditations on their website and on their app
The Insight Timer app has free guided meditations
NYAPRS will offer a daily meditation at 8am M-F on YouTube, access via their site:

• Online Yoga:
Yoga with Adriene on Youtube – always free online
YogaWorks – free online classes during this time

• Online Exercise:
Planet Fitness free live workout sessions – during this time
Les Mills Free Workouts – during this time
Pamela Reif on Youtube – always free
Popsugar Fitness – always free
Fitness Blender – selection of free workouts

• Online Classes:
Free courses online for adults:
Free classes in variety of subjects: Khan Academy – https://www.khanacademy.