COVID-19 Resources: Healthcare

Health and Safety

MA Department of Public Health


City of Waltham, 3/13/20

If you feel that you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have testing concerns you need to contact your primary care physician who will work with the MA Department of Public Health to authorize testing. If you suspect that you have symptoms of COVID-19, do not go to your doctor's office or the ER without first calling. 

Newton Wellesley Hospital, 3/17/20
Will screen patients and visitors for symptoms, travel history and exposure to potential COVID-19 cases.


COVID-19 Multilingual Resources:


Call 211 to reach the Massachusetts State information line follow the language prompt and then select option 26 for COVID-19 information.


MassHealth, 3/15/20

MassHealth will cover all coronavirus testing and treatment. MassHealth is allowing early refills and 90-day supplies of medicine. Telemedicine is covered, and telehealth services have been expanded.

If you meet MassHealth's income standard, need COVID-19 testing, and do not have health insurance, you will automatically be enrolled in MassHealth.

Counseling and Support

Samaritans Talk Support Text Line 24/7


Mental Health Hotline

1-800-273-8255 24 hours

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Existing clients: support continuing online or by phone. New clients: submit a request online or call 617-492-8306.  Hotline:  24/7 1-800-841-8371, and online 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. at

Wayside Youth and Family Support Network

Operating remotely, helping clients using Tele-Health. Contact them at

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence

Operating remotely. For help, call REACH at 1-800-899-4000.