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COVID-19 Health & Medical Resources

• West Hartford / Bloomfield Health District (860) 561-7900  
• Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 VIRUS Page 
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) What's New - Daily Updates  
• CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs)
• CT State Department of Public Health CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)   
• National Institutes for Health (NIH) Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)   
WHO - World Health Organization | Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
CT DATA OFFICER: Connecticut's centralized data on COVID-19 emergency and response
• Interactive Map: COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
FEMA: Coronavirus Emergency Management Best Practices and Lessons Learned   
• ARTICLE: Coronavirus COVID-19: 15 Sites You Can Trust for Reliable Information  

CLASP - COMMUNITY LIFE SAFETY AND SUPPORT PROGRAM 
West Hartford's Community Support Team offers professional social workers who reassure, refer, assist, and monitor residents with physical needs, social needs, and including complex emotional needs. The team is available for senior citizens, those with medical conditions, and those who lack a support system. Whether it’s a simple weekly check-in call, assistance accessing food services, or assistance locating programs the team will address your needs. Apply here: https://westhartford.seamlessdocs.com/f/SpecialNeedsRegistry  
For more information contact: Jarrad Smith, Fire Captain, (860) 561-8309  jsmith@westhartfordct.gov
News ARTICLE from we-ha.com about CLASP (May 4, 2020) 

HEALTH CARE CENTERS  
This section last updated June 1, 2020   
Article we-ha.com (May 14, 2020): Urgent Cares and Pharmacies Now Offer COVID-19 Tests   

Hartford Health Care-Go Health Urgent Care  (860) 200-7701  
336 North Main St., Suite A   
West Hartford, CT   
Mon-Fri  8AM-8PM   
Sat/Sun  9AM-5PM   
Please schedule a virtual visit by calling.  Please do not just walk into Urgent Care.   

PhysicianOne Urgent Care (formerly New England Urgent Care)  (860) 236-3911   
21 North Main Street   
West Hartford, CT   
Mon-Fri 8AM-8PM
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 9:00AM – 5:00PM
TESTING AVAILABLE - virtual visit recommended first.

AFC American Family Care Urgent Care  (860) 986-6440
1030 Boulevard
West Hartford, CT
 Mon-Fri 8AM-8PM
 Sat/Sun  8AM-5PM
PCR SWAB AND ANTIBODY TESTING AVAILABLE

ProHealth Physicians Express  (888) 344-0007
631 Quaker Lane S
West Hartford, CT
Temporarily closed to walk-ins (only virtual visits through ZOOM)
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  

Pediatrics Urgent Care  (860) 232-5437

1459A New Britain Ave
Corbins Corner
West Hartford, CT
Noon-10PM

This Pediatrics Urgent Care office offers COVID-19 testing – serum antibody (blood).
If you would like to get screened for testing, please follow these steps:
1. Get screened using our PM Pediatrics Anywhere telemedicine mobile app. Children and young adults age 0-26 also have the option to get screened in person by visiting a PM Pediatrics Urgent Care location. You MUST be pre-approved for COVID-19 testing. Standard copays apply for an office visit, $0 copay for a PM Pediatrics Anywhere visit.
2. Once approved, a receptionist will contact you between 9AM – 8PM EST to complete a registration and to schedule a time slot for testing.
3. Results will be available in 2 – 4 business days.


Hartford HealthCare has set up a COVID-19 Clinical Command hotline staffed with professionals. To reach the 24-hour hotline, call 860-972-8100 or (toll-free) 833-621-0600.  For information, go to: https://hartfordhealthcare.org/health-wellness/coronavirus  

Yale New Haven Health has opened a call center for those concerned about COVID-19. The number is 833-275-9644. For more information, go here: https://www.ynhhs.org/patient-care/covid-19.aspx

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES  

Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services | Region 4
https://portal.ct.gov/DMHAS/Programs-and-Services/Region-4/Region-4   

HELPLINES AND SUPPORT
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency or fear for your safety, call 911. If you or someone you care about is experiencing a crisis, call 211 for more help. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals. Live web chat also available:suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat 
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454 

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline: 1-877-726-4727 Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. 

Substance Abuse Treatment Access Line: 1-800-563-4086 24/7 access line for addiction services information and referral. 

Crisis Text Line for Youth: Text “LISTEN” to 741-741, or visit crisistextline.org for info. 

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or Text 838255 for confidential support. Connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. 

Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence: 1-888-999-5545 A statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs. The Alliance works to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 Call if you or someone you care about has or is experiencing domestic or relationship-based violence and needs support, advice, and connections to a safe place. 

LGBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564
We provide a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, safer sex information, suicide, and more.  

Alcoholics Anonymous: 1-866-783-7712   

Narcotics Anonymous: 800-627-3543

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HEALTH INSURANCE 
ACCESS HEALTH CT Special Coronavirus New Enrollment Period
Call 1-855-909-2428 | Click for more information  
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to threaten public health, Access Health CT announced it has extended the NEW SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD for these exceptional circumstances for qualified UNINSURED Connecticut residents. To see if you qualify call between 8AM – 5PM, Monday - Friday at 1- 855-365-2428; TTY: 1-855-789-2428.

PHARMACIES 
(Updated May 28, 2020 - please call the pharmacy to verify before going.)

Costco Pharmacy  (860) 893-7011   (Closed Monday, Memorial Day)
405 Hartford Road    New Britain, CT    
     Mon-Fri   10am-7:00pm    
     Sat    9:30am-6:00pm    
     Sun   closed     
     [Open 9:00am-10am for ages 60 and older]
When only one pharmacist is on duty, pharmacy may be closed for 30 minutes between the hours of 1:30pm-2:30pm.

CVS COVID-19 testing in Connecticut: Registration for expanded COVID-19 testing.  CVS COVID-19 HOTLINE:  1-888-300-4419 for all CVS pharmacies. 

Governor's Announcement (5/14/2020): Opening of 12 New Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test Sites in Connecticut, including: CVS Pharmacy, 479 Blue Hills Avenue, Hartford, and CVS Pharmacy, 150 Washington Street, Hartford.

CVS   (860) 521-9877 
1240 Farmington Ave 
West Hartford, CT
     Mon-Fri  8am-8pm
     Sat 9am-6pm
     Sun 10am-6pm
Wed: reserved 9am-10am exclusively for vulnerable guests & their caregivers

CVS   (860) 561-6164 
150 S. Main St
West Hartford, CT
   same hours as above

CVS    (860) 521-5844 
976 Farmington Ave 
West Hartford, CT
     Mon-Fri 9am-8pm
     Sat 10am-5pm
     Sun 10am-2pm
     Wed: 9am-10am for vulnerable guests & caregivers

CVS   (860) 236-8181
1099 New Britain Ave 
West Hartford, CT
     Mon-Sun OPEN 24 HOURS

CVS   (860) 236-9348 
1044 Boulevard  
West Hartford, CT
     Mon-Fri  8am-8pm
     Sat  9am-6pm
     Sun  10am-6pm

CVS   (860) 231-9573 
344 North Main St  
West Hartford, CT
     Mon-Fri  8am-8pm
     Sat 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
     Sun 9am-5pm

CVS (within Target-Bishop Corner)   (860) 231-7979 
333 North Main St 
West Hartford, CT
     Monday, Thursday, Friday 10:00am – 7:00pm
     Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00am – 6:00pm
     Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm
     Sunday 12:00am – 5:00pm

CVS   (860) 521-9877
1240 Farmington Ave 
West Hartford, CT
     Mon-Fri  8am-8pm
     Sat  9am-6pm
     Sun  10am-6pm

CVS (in Target, New Britain)  (860) 348-9163
475 Hartford Rd  
New Britain, CT
     Mon 9am-7pm
     Tues/Wed 8am-6pm
     Thurs/Fri  9am-7pm
     Sat  9am-5pm
     Sun  11am-5pm


Medicine Shoppe

774 Farmington Ave 
West Hartford, CT
     Mon-Fri    9am-6pm
     Sat  9am-1pm

Suburban Pharmacy  (860) 882-1808
342 North Main St 
West Hartford, CT
     Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
     Sat 9:30am-2pm
     Sun 10am-1pm

EMERGENCY DELIVERY SERVICE:
Walgreens  (860) 523-5849 
668 Farmington 
West Hartford, CT
     Mon-Fri  9am-9pm
     Sat 9am-6pm
     Sun  10am-6pm

Walgreens   (860) 231-7665 
940 Quaker Lane S 
West Hartford, CT
     Mon-Fri  9am-8pm
     Sat/Sun  9am-6pm

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PREVENTION AND CARE 
  
Coronavirus Project: Debunking Viral Misinformation   
Clear information and advice for the public, policymakers, and reporters looking for scientist-led and evidence-based analysis from the Federation of American Scientists.

FACEMASKS
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

What's the Best Material for a Mask
https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-homemade-mask-material-DIY-face-mask-ppe.html  

Videos on the proper way to use masks and gloves:

• Cloth Mask Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGE5eny_9gA  
• CDC Webpage making and use of masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html   
• Video on storage of masks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-5RYKLYvaw   
• Video on how to donning and doffing gloves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I_kKVNrEMo

Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers: Keeping your team members safe
Conn. Department of Economic and Community Development

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Coronavirus survives on surfaces up to 72 hours. Here’s how to protect yourself

The Covid-19 virus, according to a new study, sticks around on various surfaces:

  • On plastic: After eight hours only 10% of the virus was still there, but it didn’t become undetectable until after 72 hours
  • On stainless steel: The numbers began plummeting after just four hours, becoming undetectable by about 48 hours
  • On copper: Undetectable by eight hours

  • On cardboard: Undetectable by 48 hours

The take-home message: Thoroughly wash your hands after touching surfaces that anyone else might have touched — or don’t touch them in the first place.

New York Times: Questions answered about all the places coronavirus lurks (April 17, 2020)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/17/well/live/coronavirus-contagion-spead-clothes-shoes-hair-newspaper-packages-mail-infectious.html
 

 

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Prevent the spread of the virus.
This means:
• Check your temperature in the morning and evening
• Watch for other symptoms
• If symptoms develop—Isolate yourself from household members
• Avoid going out and being in groups

For more information about what self-quarantine means please see CDC website:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html