Though not comprehensive, this list has been compiled to assist our research community in providing resources to participants for the study of COVID-19 and associated topics. DO NOT use this page or link directly to this page as your resource list.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus (COVID-19)
World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public
COVID-19 Testing Information
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms be tested. The symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, chills, runny nose or stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, or diarrhea.
If you think you may have symptoms, first call your healthcare provider. If your provider thinks you should be tested but is unable to offer a test at their health care facility, your provider will provide a referral to be tested at test site near you. An appointment is necessary.
Families and Children
Kids' Link RI is a behavioral health triage service and referral network for children and youth in need of mental health services.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019
The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence () and all of its member agencies are open, as are domestic violence shelters.
Rhode Island: 800-494-8100
National Hotline: 800-799-7233 / TTY 800-787-3224
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) Managing Family Conflict While Home During COVID-19: Intimate Partners
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Stress and Coping
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
American Psychological Association mental health support resources
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress mental health support resources
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline connects trained crisis counselors to those who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This hotline offers toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support to all residents in the US and its territories.
800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Virtual recovery Resources
Behavioral Health (BH) Link connects behavioral health providers to those in need of mental health or substance use assistance.
The Hope and Recovery Support Line is open all day, every day.
FOOD ACCESS: Rhode Islanders seeking food assistance may locate their local food pantry online through the RI Community Food Bank or call to find a pantry near you.
HOMELESSNESS: For those in our community experiencing homelessness, you can call the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless coordinated entry system hotline.
EMPLOYMENT: The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training COVID-19 Assistance Line provides support regarding COVID-19 and employment issues. The phone line is staffed Monday to Friday during business hours.
HEALTH CARE: If you have lost your employer-sponsored coverage due to job loss, or if you have experienced another qualifying life-changing event, you may qualify to sign up for coverage through HealthSource RI. You must sign up within 60 days of your qualifying life event.
Resources for healthcare workers
American Psychological Association resources for healthcare workers
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress resources for healthcare workers