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

ASL Video Resources regarding COVID-19
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=covid-19+asl+cdc 

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.

Circle Health Urgent Care
https://www.circle-health.org/care-and-services/urgent-care
Billerica - 978-323-2850
Dracut - 978-459-2273
Tewksbury - 978-323-5945
Westford - 978-323-0302
COVID-19 testing is available at all Urgent Care locations by appointment.  

CVS Minute Clinic - Drive-Up Coronavirus Test at 4 Broadway Road, Dracut, MA
https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/clinic-locator/covid-19-testing/dracut-covid-632.html
Please note that the CVS Health rapid testing site in the parking lot of the Lowell Showcase Cinema has closed as of June 27, 2020. The drive-up test at 4 Broadway Road in Dracut is by appointment only. Please use the link above to see available times. MinuteClinic performs a PCR test, which tests for active infections only. They do not administer antibody tests, which indicate whether the patient has been infected in the past.  

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.  

Stop the Spread Mobile Testing (Site will move each week)
This is a partnership between the Lowell Health Department, Lowell Community Health Center and Trinity EMS
July 20 - 24 at Lowell Health Department Parking Lot - 341 Pine St.
July 27 - 31 at Coalition for a Better Acre near 517 Moody St.
August 3 - 7 at Robinson Middle School - 110 June St.
August 10 - 14 at Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association - 465 School St.
Testing Hours
Monday & Tuesday, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
To pre-register call 978-937-9700 (between 8:30 am & 5:00 pm)

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

Stop the Spread Testing Initiative - July 10 - August 14
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread
Open to anyone. You don’t need to have symptoms and there is no cost. 

Testing locations for Stop the Spread:
Tuesday & Thursday 9 am - 1 pm - Lowell Community Health, 161 Jackson St., Lowell
Call 978-937-9700 to make an appointment. English, Spanish and other languages via interpreter services available.

Monday - Friday 12 pm - 4 pm - Life Connection Center, 192 Appleton St.
Call 978-997-0588 to make an appointment.
 

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

AA Central Service of Eastern Mass - Virtual AA Meeting Listing
https://aaboston.org/?fbclid=IwAR030CY_xGtzudXseDgJ-4LEZio9aKazxJFNvZvczbmTOSGNDUtCtmrpIsg 
617-426-9444

Beth Israel Lahey Behavioral Health Emergency Psychiatric Care & Mobile Crisis Team
978-455-3397 or 800-830-5177

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

Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime
https://www.massclavc.org
978-458-1465 (Northeast Legal Aid)
Provide legal assistance for those who are victims or survivors of crime, including housing, family law, immigration, consumer law, health & public benefits, disability law, education, employment issues, and elder law. 

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

Department of Mental Health
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-mental-health

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

NAMI Massachusetts
https://namimass.org/
800-950-6264

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)

Renaissance Club
https://www.renaissanceclublowell.org/
978-454-7944

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 07/20/2020