TESTING & IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE:
- Drive Through Testing – No-cost covid-19 testing in the North Atherton Walmart parking lot. Registration required one day in advance. Patients will be notified of results by email within 24-48 hours of testing. You can quickly check if you qualify here. Details in this article.
- Covid-19 is free on Penn State student health insurance. Call advice nurse at 814-863-4463.
- Mount Nittany Health Covid-19 Hotline – Call 814-231-7111 from 7AM-11PM.
- PA Dept. of Health Symptoms & Testing – Includes map of testing locations in PA. For Centre Co. (as of 4/12) they include: Mount Nittany Health (1700 Old Gatesburg Rd) and State College Urgent Care Center – MedExpress in State College, 1613 N. Atherton; Geisinger in Bellefonte, 174 Buckaroo Lane. Testing sites may require pre-registration or a doctor’s script in order for a test to be taken, so please check with your health care provider before going to one of the testing locations.
- How to get tested for COVID 19 in PA
- Paying for Tests: The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health are currently performing tests without charge for COVID-19. Hospitals, providers, and labs may bill insurance companies for the fees associated with testing. Many insurers will cover medically appropriate COVID-19 testing, but check with your insurance company.
- **Pennsylvanians receiving Medicaid coverage will not be expected to pay a co-pay for any testing relating to COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
- Center for Community Resources – Available for walk-in and telephone services from 8AM-4PM! Call 844-360-4372 to speak with one of our Information & Referral Specialists. Crisis services are available 24/7 by calling 1-800-643-5432, by texting #63288, chatting here, or at the physical location: 2100 E. College Ave, Suite A, State College, PA. The statewide Support and Referral Line is 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio – 1-888-628-9454
- PA Mental Health Crisis Text Line – Text “PA” to 741-741
- PA Dept of Human Services 24/7 Hotline – Support for Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety during the COVID-19 emergency – 1-855-284-2494.
- Prevent Suicide in PA – Support for Pennsylvanians coping with thoughts of suicide
- Substance Use Disorder Helpline – 1-800-662-4357
- Mental Health in PA – A list of crisis helplines
- Mental Health in America – A list of resources for coping with mental health, anxiety, and financial stress related to COVID-19
- Community Mental Health Committee – A list of local resources, including what is often referred to as “the purple book”
- TheTrevorproject.org – A great resource for young people who identify as LGBTQ+
- CDC – Helping children cope with emergencies
- Coping with COVID Stress – Guidance from the CDC on dealing with stress and anxiety
- Ready.Gov – Guidance for coping with disaster.
- Resources for Coping with Working Remotely/Social Distancing – includes a variety of online entertainment options, resources for coping with anxiety, fitness classes, ways to connect with people, and more.
- Centre Safe – Provides emergency shelter, a 24-hour hotline, and other resources for different forms of violence. 814-234-5050 and Toll Free 1-877-234-5050
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – Text LOVEIS to 22522, chat online, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY for the Deaf).
- PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence – 1-800-932-4632 (in PA) or 1-800-537-2238 (national)
- Report Child Abuse or Neglect – Call ChildLine at 1-800-932-0313
- Huntingdon House provides services, including emergency shelter, for people dealing with domestic violence.
CONNECTING WITH OTHERS & GENERAL WELLNESS:
- Path to Calm: Free videos on yoga and meditation as well as a live free Facebook session every Tuesday at 7pm EST (@pathtocalm)
- UCLA Health Free Guided Meditations
- Culture Exchange group – online group events (ex. Puerto Rican cooking and book discussions)
- Resources for Coping with Working Remotely/Social Distancing – includes a variety of online entertainment options, fitness classes, and ways to connect with people.
LOCAL HEALTHCARE RESOURCES:
- Centre County Health Center–PA Dept of Health 2580 Park Center Blvd. State College, PA 16801;Phone: 814-865-0932; Fax: 814-863-6504
- Centre Volunteers in Medicine – Free medical and dental care. See website for current appointment procedures.
- Mount Nittany Health Coronavirus Preparedness
- COVID-19 Hotline – Call 814-231-7111 from 7AM-11PM.
- State College Public Health and Safety Resources
- Feminine hygiene supply kits – Go with the Flow is distributing kits to SCASD students during SCASD free lunch pick at all locations. Contact Isabelle Snyder email@example.com
- I lost my health insurance. How can I make sure my family and I are covered?
- Healthcare.gov – Loss of job-based coverage qualifies individuals for a special health insurance enrollment period for adults and children.
- Centre Volunteers in Medicine – Offers telehealth for those without insurance (limited hours/call ahead)
- Dr. Paul’s Clinic – Has free clinic hours for those who are sick and struggling financially; Mon-Sat 12-3 pm, 1516 Martin St., State College, PA 814-424-2095
PREVENTION AND UP-TO-DATE COVID-19 INFORMATION:
- World Health Organization COVID-19
- Center for Disease Control COVID-19
- Penn State Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics – Submit a COVID-19 question to AskCIDD@psu.edu.
- Pennsylvania COVID-19 Dashboard – Interactive map of reported cases.
- PA Department of Health – Covid-19 Information
Case totals, prevention (including how to make a mask), translated materials, and more.
- Buy locally made masks from Tait Farm
- PA Department of Health – Hospital Preparedness Dashboard
- Governor Tom Wolfe Facebook Page – Regular updates on policies, guidelines and state responses.