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COVID-19 Community Resources

Helpful Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We understand that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic go beyond physical ailments. You or other members of your family may feel alone, scared or overwhelmed. Below are links of community resources that may be helpful to you during this challenging time. View information on additional resources in Rhode Island.

You can also fill out a secure online form to request assistance with community resources, such as food, housing, transportation, utilities or other services.

As always, you can reach out to your Coastal practice with any questions or concerns. We are here for you.

Behavioral Health and Wellness

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

  • 24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for those in emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
  • Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746
  • Website:

Online Resources:

Domestic Violence/Child Safety

RI Child Protective Services 24/7 hotline: 1-800-742-4453 (1-800-RICHILD)
Investigators are able to conduct home visits on a case-by-case basis.

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) 

Health Insurance

Updated Healthsource RI info at

RIPIN Healthcare Advocates: RIPIN Call Center

  • The RIPIN Call Center offers free support to any Rhode Islander who needs help accessing healthcare, health insurance, or special education for children with disabilities.
    Learning at Home

    Scholastic: Free online courses ages Pre-K to Grade 6+

    EdHelper: Free daily workbooks for teachers to share with parents

    Substance Use

    Our clinical pharmacists will meet with you at your primary care office or over the phone, for a free medication consultation. They see patients one-on-one for medication reviews, medication teaching, medication management and collaborative chronic illness management as needed.

    Alcoholics Anonymous:

    Narcotics Anonymous:

    Parent Support Network of RI - Hope Recovery CORE Team: Naloxone home delivery

    Rhode Island's Buprenorphine Hotline: 401-606-5456

    • People with moderate to severe opioid use disorder (OUD) can access telehealth service for initiation of buprenorphine treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Department of Labor & Training COVID TDI and UI: 401-462-2020

    Benefits may also be available for you to care for yourself or a family member that has been impacted, through Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI)

    Homeless/Seeking Shelter

    Coordinated Entry System: 401-277-4316

    • If you are in need of temporary shelter, you must call the Coordinated Entry System (CES) to access shelter. As of December 8th, 2020 this hotline is operated the Coalition for the Homeless and staffed with Help Center agents who will conduct an assessment and refer to eligible resources including diversion assistance and shelter. Visit our website to view its extended hours, including nights and weekends.