Resources

General Health Resources

If you are experiencing symptoms and are concerned about COVID-19, please call your primary care provider. If you do not have one, call the Pennsylvania Department of Health hotline at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (724-3258).

Visit the United Way COVID Hotline for questions about COVID-19 or about getting resources you need to take care of your family during the pandemic.  You may also dial 211 or 1-888-553-5778 to talk with a 211 resource navigator or text your ZIP code to 898-211.

Review information on the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Division of Community Health Resource Guide.

General COVID-19 information

Learn more about cloth masks and how to make them. Video instructions from Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams.

Talking with Children and Teens about COVID-19

American Academy of Pediatrics Articles from HealthyChildren.org

Anti-Racism Resources

Sucide/Crisis Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7 free and confidential lifeline for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources for people or their loved ones.
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
    • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
    • For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.
    • Lifeline online chat (If there is a wait, call.)
  • Resolve Crisis Network (Allegheny County): 1-888-796-8226
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor for any crisis situation.  A live, trained crisis counselor will respond.
  • Trevor Lifeline: provides 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25 at 1-866-488-7386. TrevorText is available by texting START to 678678.

Your Child's Physical and Mental Health Needs

If your child is experiencing symptoms and you are concerned about COVID-19, please call your primary care provider. If you do not have one, call the PA Department of Health hotline at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (724-3258). 

Many pediatricians, therapists, counselors, and psychiatrists are now offering telemedicine visits and telephone visits. Please call your child’s doctor for any questions about illness, development, behavior, mental health, sleep, ongoing medical issues (like asthma or ADHD) or any other concerns. 

To find a counselor, behavioral health specialist, or psychiatrist, call your child’s doctor or the number on the back of your insurance card, or look in this online directory to find options. You can limit your search to online counseling and virtual therapy options.

General Health Resources

Mental & Emotional Wellness

American Academy of Pediatrics articles from HealthyChildren.org, available in English and Spanish:

Apps to help children and teens with focus, calm, mindfulness, and stress:

Resolve Crisis Network (Allegheny County): 1-888-796-8226

Your Physical and Mental Health Needs

General Health

If you are experiencing symptoms and are concerned about COVID-19, please call your primary care provider. If you do not have one, call the PA Department of Health hotline at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (724-3258). Many doctors, therapists, counselors, and psychiatrists are now offering telemedicine visits and telephone visits. Call your doctor for physical or mental health needs.

If you want to start care with a new therapist or psychiatrist, you can call the number on the back of your insurance card or look in this online directory to find options. You can limit your search to online counseling.

COVID-19 infection or antibody testing through LabCorp is available.

Mental, Emotional, and Physical Wellness

Hotlines

  • Pennsylvania Support and Referral Helpline “available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs”:  1-855-284-2494 (TTY: (724) 631-5600).
  • Resolve Crisis Network (Allegheny County): 1-888-796-8226.
  • Other Allegheny County Crisis Hotlines
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Linea Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
  • Crisis Text Line: Text PA to 741-741
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
  • Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990
  • Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders) 1-800-662-4357 (HELP)
  • Concerns about child abuse or neglect: (412) 473-2000 or 1-800-932-0313. This number is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls can be made anonymously.  
  • Concerns about the well-being of a person over the age of 60, please call (412) 350-6905 or 1-800-344-4319. This number is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls can be made anonymously.  
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or text LOVEIS to 22522, if you’re unable to speak safely.
  • Crisis counseling for victims of domestic and sexual violence through the Blackburn Center or call 1-888-832-2272 or (724) 836-1122.
  • Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222

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Utilities

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Families and Relationships

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