COVID-19 Resources

Behavioral Health Resources

  • Adults seeking mental or behavioral health support should call BH Link at 414-LINK (5465). For services for children, call 1-855-543-5465.
  • People with moderate to severe opioid use disorder (OUD) can access telehealth service for initiation of buprenorphine treatment at 401-606-5456.

COVID Testing

  • Until everyone can be vaccinated, testing is vital to Rhode Island’s attack on COVID-19
  • Rhode Island has one of the most robust testing programs in the nation
  • Please visit the RIDOH Testing page to learn more, there are multiple options to fit every schedule including locations that do not require an appointment

Vaccine Information

  • The Vaccination process can be frustrating for many different people.
  • Please continuously check the Department of Health Vaccination Webpage.
  • This article from WPRI’s Eli Sherman is also extremely helpful in answering various vaccine questions.

Business Support

  • The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center at URI is a great resource for local business to reach out to with questions.
  • Business Assistance from Rhode Island Commerce: for business economic support, constituents should visit www.commerceri.com, call Commerce RI at 401-521-4357 (HELP), or email them at info@commerceri.com.
  • Financial Support: Resources have been directed into the RI community through both federal and state programs. This includes the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans dispersed by the Small Business Administration. For questions on this, please email ppp@commerceri.com.
  • PPE for Small Businesses: Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees can access about a month’s worth of face masks and disinfectant solution from local chambers of commerce and business associations free of charge. Visit https://commerceri.com/covid-19-business-resources/ [commerceri.com] to find the contact information for your local chamber of commerce or business association.

Department of Business Regulations COVID-19 guidance documents and business assistance can be found on https://dbr.ri.gov/. COVID-19 questions or complaints can be asked at https://dbr.ri.gov/critical/.

Child and Family Assistance

Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCPs) are the Department of Children, Youth and Families’ primary prevention resource for the state. FCCPs partner with families and communities to raise healthy children in a safe, caring environment. The Department recognizes that all families struggle and need supports they can turn to from time to time. These supports range from basic needs to bridging family rifts with the overarching goal of increasing the overall well-being of families. FCCP agencies, which are part of DCYF’s network of prevention-focused providers, brings community-based services to children and families to build a stronger, brighter futures. For more information, or to contact your local FCCP, please visit http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/fccps/.

COVID Guidance in Multiple Languages

Employment Support

  • Unemployment Insurance: Constituents seeking assistance with filing a COVID-19 unemployment claim should first visit dlt.ri.gov for information, applications, and fact sheets. Contact the Department of Labor and Training at 401-234-4280 or dlt.covid19@dlt.ri.gov. The phone line is staffed Monday to Friday during business hours.
  • Employment: Jobseekers should visit www.EmployRI.org to find jobs as well as other important resources including information on unemployment insurance, résumé tips, and other COVID-19 updates.

Food and Medication Delivery Services

  • RI Delivers: Through the Office of Healthy Aging, RI Delivers connects those in quarantine or isolation with access to food and medication delivery services. If you have a question or need further guidance, call 2-1-1 or the Point at 401-462-4444. Visit www.RIDelivers.com for a complete list of delivery options.

Housing Assistance

  • Renters and Homeowners: For constituents seeking housing-related information and resources, RIHousing’s COVID-19 webpage includes important updates and information for renters and homeowners: https://www.rihousing.com/covid-19/.
  • Housing Help RI: A statewide homelessness prevention initiative to assist Rhode Islanders who are experiencing housing insecurity. The program provides emergency housing assistance to very low-income renters who have been severely affected by the COVID-19 emergency and are at immediate risk of homelessness. Information and FAQs can be found online at https://www.housinghelpri.com/.

Medical Assistance

  • Primary Care Physicians: Constituents seeking a primary care physician can access a list of physicians at https://health.ri.gov/find/primarycare/ or contact their community health center for assistance:
  • Family Health Services of Coventry, Phone: 401-828-5335
  • East Bay Community Action, Riverside, Phone: 401-437-1008
  • Wood River Health Services, Hope Valley, Phone: 401-539-2461
  • Tri-County Community Health Center , Phone: 401-519-1940
  • East Bay Community Action Program, Phone: 401-848-2160

Transportation to Testing Sites

  • Constituents seeking transportation assistance to testing sites can contact the following services: MTM has support in place to transport those enrolled in Medicaid and people who qualify for the Elderly Transportation Program. Eligible individuals call: 1-855-330-9131 (TTY: 711) *This service is only available if no other transportation options are available.

Violence Prevention Support

  • Safe at Home: The Rhode Island State Police launched Safe at Home in concert with leading community organizations to raise awareness of the threat of increased violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safe at Home is focused on connecting with those who may be facing violence at home and providing all Rhode Islanders with resources to identify and help those at-risk.
  • Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence and member agencies are open, as are domestic violence shelters. Those seeking help can call 1-800-494-8100.