Health Resources

World Health Organization (WHO)
https://www.who.int/ 
You can view this website in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
You can view this website in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish

Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 Updates and Information
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information
Printable facts sheets in multiple languages at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-printable-fact-sheets

Lowell Department of Public Health
https://www.lowellma.gov/1401/Coronavirus-COVID-19

Information in Khmer - https://www.lowellma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11596/Coronavirus_City-of-Lowell_Info-Page_Khmer?bidId=
INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL [INFORMATION IN SPANISH]

Lowell General Hospital  
https://www.lowellgeneral.org/news-and-media/news/important-information-on-covid-19-coronavirus 
978-942-2850

Lowell Community Health Center 
https://www.lchealth.org/covid19 
978-937-9700
If you do not have a physician, you may contact the Lowell Community Health Center for a referral.

COVID-19 Symptoms
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
https://www.mass.gov/how-to/check-your-symptoms-for-covid-19-online

Please contact the Lowell Health Department for questions related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) at 978-674-4010. 


Please leave a detailed message regarding your concern if your call is not answered immediately. 

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing Sites in MA 
https://www.mass.gov/doc/ma-covid-19-testing-sites/download 
If you believe you may need a COVID-19 test, first contact your health care provider. You need a referral and may need to undergo an additional eligibility screen before you can be tested.

CVS Minute Clinic
https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing
CVS Health rapid testing site in the parking lot of the Lowell Showcase Cinema. The site is drive-through only, and produces on-the-spot results for patients in approximately 15 minutes. The site is open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm on Saturday and 10am-3pm on Sunday. Symptomatic individuals seeking a test are required to pre-register. 

Lowell Community Health Center
https://www.lchealth.org/covid19 
978-937-9700
Testing is now available by appointment only Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Testing is drive-up or walk-up. Contact 978-937-9700 to make an appointment.  

Resource List for all Massachusetts Testing Sites as of May 13, 2020
https://www.mass.gov/doc/ma-covid-19-testing-sites/download 

Insurance

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, an extended enrollment period for health insurance is available through May 25, 2020, for qualified Massachusetts residents who are uninsured.

MassHealth
https://www.mass.gov/topics/masshealth 
1-800-841-2900 - TTY: (800) 497-4648
COVID-19 and MassHealth - https://www.mass.gov/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-and-masshealth
Massachusetts Health Connector - https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ 

Mental Health, Emotional Health and Well-Being Resources

Center for Hope and Healing
https://chhinc.org/ 
978-452-7721
24-hour hotline 800-542-5212

CDC Stress and Coping Suggestions
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Crisis Text Line
https://www.crisistextline.org/
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor - Free 24/7 support at your fingertips. 

Lowell House
978-459-8656
http://lowellhouseinc.org/

Massachusetts Government Maintaining Emotional Health & Well-Being 
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/maintaining-emotional-health-well-being-during-the-covid-19-outbreak

Network of Care
https://massachusetts.networkofcare.org/mh/content.aspx?cid=9261

Recovery Cafe Peer Support Groups
http://facebook.com/recoverycafelowell 
Rich (978-735-3734) or Jaime (978-770-8919)

What to Do if You or Someone You Know is Sick

CDC Suggestions in English
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

CDC Suggestions in Spanish
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet-sp.pdf

CDC Suggestion in Chinese
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet-chinese.pdf

National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Suggestions
https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

CDC Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/living-in-close-quarters.pdf

Nursing Home Resources Related to COVID-19
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/nursing-home-resources-related-to-covid-19
Nursing Home Family Resource Line 617-660-5399


If you have any questions about this resource guide, please contact the Pollard Memorial Library Reference Department for more information at 978-674-4121 or email adultref@lowelllibrary.org.


Edition 05/19/2020