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Information on COVID-19 vaccines and testing information can be found here. For the latest information on COVID-19 and health recommendations please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and/or World Health Organization (WHO).

Prevention

COVID-19 is still spreading through Arizona communities, and to slow the spread of the virus it is important that we continue to follow CDC recommendations including:

  • Wearing a mask or face covering when in public spaces.
  • Staying home when you are sick and avoiding sick individuals.
  • Maintaining social distancing of at least six feet when in public spaces.
  • Washing your hands regularly.
  • Disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as cell phones.

You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second shot for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and two weeks after the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You can read the CDC’s guidance for fully vaccinated people here.

Health Coverage

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

President Biden has issued an executive order extending the open enrollment period to purchase health insurance on the ACA marketplace through August 15, 2021.  Additionally, the American Rescue Plan included a provision to ensure that individuals who have health insurance through the ACA marketplace don’t pay more than 8.5% of their income on insurance premiums.

You can shop for a plan and enroll here.

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

You can see if you qualify and apply for AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program, online or by calling 602-417-4000.

You can learn more about KidsCare, Arizona's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), here

Medical Facilities

You can find an interact map of hospitals, health care facilities, and COVID-19 testing sites in Arizona here.

Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA has published guidance on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also call the SAMHSA hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for free, confidential 24/7 treatment referral and information service in English and Spanish.

Crisis Text Line: Text "START" or "HELLO" to 741741 for free 24/7 support.

Contact the Suicide Prevention Resources Center by calling 1800-273-8255 (TALK).

The National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI has published a guide to help those struggling with mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as resources for frontline workers. You can contact the NAMI HelpLine Monday through Friday, 10 am–8 pm, ET at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org.

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Contact the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence by calling (602)279-2900 or toll free at 1(800)782-6400. You can also email them through their website.

Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1(800)799-7233 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1(800)656-4673.