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Behavioral Health Resources (COVID-19)

Resource List

Charles County Covid-19 Call Center 301-609-6717

Maryland Crisis Hotline– 211 press 1 or text Zip code to 898-211

SAMSHA National Helpline 1-800-622-4357

SAMSHA Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Text TalkWithUs to 66746

Use your preferred relay service to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990

TTY 1-800-846-8517

Spanish Speakers

Call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2”

From the 50 States, text Hablanos to 66746

From Puerto Rico, text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline– 1-800-273-8255(English); 1-888-628-9495(Spanish)

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

NAMI Helpline 1-800-950-6264 (M-F 10a to 6p)

Prescription Medication

  • NAMI Getting Help Paying for Medications page: https://www.nami.org/findsupport/living-with-a- mental-health-condition/getting-help-paying-formedications
  • PhRMA’s Medicine Assistance Tool: www.medicineassistancetool.org

A search engine for many of the patient assistance resources that the pharmaceutical industry offers.

  • Needy Meds: (800) 503-6897 / www.needymeds.org Offers a Helpline and website information on financial assistance programs to help defray cost of medication. Website also offered in Spanish.
  • RX Assist: www.rxassist.org Provides up-to-date directory of free and low-cost medicine programs and other ways to manage medication costs.
  • RX Hope: www.rxhope.com A free patient assistance program to assist people in need obtain critical medications.
  • USARX: www.usarx.com Provides coupons online for downloading/printing and can be brought to the pharmacy to see if it will give consumer a lower price or beat their copay.
  • Blinkhealth Prescription Assistance: www.blinkhealth.com Individuals (with or without insurance) pay upfront for medication online and then take a voucher to their pharmacy. Accepts calls 8 a.m.-10 p.m. M-F, 9 a.m.-7p.m. weekends (EST); Spanish language option on patient assistance line.

Substance Use online support resources

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup – a directory of online audio/video meetings seven days per week.
  • SMART Recovery – an online community where participants help one another recover from addictive behaviors.
  • WEconnect and Unity Recovery – free online daily all recovery meetings.
  • Narcotics Anonymous – online meetings in various time zones using multiple platforms.
  • Herren Project – live online support groups and recovery meetings moderated by trained clinicians.
  • In the Rooms – free weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues.
  • Learn to Cope – online support forum open to families, friends and loved ones who have someone in their lives who is struggling with addiction.
  • Al-Anon Family Groups – electronic meetings for anyone affected by alcoholism in a family member or friend.

Mail-based naloxone services: https://www.naloxoneforall.org/maryland-language

Senior Call Check 1-866-502-0560

We recommend all seniors use the program as a resource during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Senior Call Check phone lines are open M-F 8 am-5 pm and Saturday 9 am-3 pm

Food Bank Resources

LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc. Open 3470 Rockefeller Court, Waldorf, MD 20602

202-316-4391

Tuesday March_24: 8am- 4pm

Wednesday March_25: 8am-4pm

Thursday March_26: 8am-4pm

Friday March_27: 8am-4pm

Monday March_30: 8am-4pm

Tuesday March_31: 8am-4pm

Wednesday April_1: 8am-4pm

Thursday April_2: 8am-4pm

Friday April_3: 8am-4pm

Southern Maryland Food Bank 22 Irongate Drive Waldorf, MD 20602

301-274-0695

Open

Tuesday March_24: Emergency Pantry hours 9- 3pm

Wednesday March_25: Emergency Pantry hours 9-3pm

Thursday March_26: Emergency Pantry hours 9-3pm

Friday March_27: Emergency Pantry hours 9- 3pm

National Child Traumatic Stress Network:  https://www.nctsn.org/resources/parent-caregiver-guide-to-helping-families-cope-with-the-coronavirus-disease-2019

COVID-19 Call Center

In response to the COVID-19 situation, CCDoH is setting up a call center to answer community questions. The number to the call center is 301-609-6717.

The hours of operation are Friday, March 13, 2020, from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday, March 14th and 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The call center will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Beantown Woodley Water System – Boil Water Advisory

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, the Department of Public Works/Utilities (DPW) will be performing critical water pipe maintenance. This work will require the water delivery system to be down roughly between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This work will ensure greater reliability of your water supply system and needs to be done as soon as possible. During this work, water pressure will be going down to zero pressure, therefore, the Department of Public Works (DPW) is issuing a precautionary Boil Water Advisory to residents at Woodley Rd, Meadow Dr, and Hickory Ave. Waldorf, Maryland.

Because of the potential contamination of the drinking water due to the low pressure in the distribution system, DPW recommends that customers served by this water system boil the water used for cooking and drinking purposes following the maintenance procedure. You are advised to bring the water to a rolling boil for at least one (1) minute, which is sufficient to ensure the water is safe to use for cooking and drinking. The water should be cooled before use to prevent burns or scalding. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, making drinks, and food preparation until further notice.

We expect the advisory to be in effect less than 48 hours. The advisory will remain in effect until testing justifies lifting the advisory, at which time you will be notified. The water is safe to use for bathing and washing without boiling.

Do not use the water for potable purposes until the boil advisory has been lifted and the advisory rescinded by DPW.

If you experience water discoloration, when turning the water back on inside your home, please run the water from the lowest faucet in the house until the water becomes clear. Also, it is recommended that you run the washing machine once without a load of clothes, as well as discard the first batch of ice cubes made after the water comes back on, if you have an automatic ice machine in your refrigerator.

For more information, residents should call the Charles County Department of Public Works
at 301-609-7400, the Charles County Health Department at 301-609-6751, or the Maryland Department of Environment at 410-537-3706.

Sincerely,
Steve Adams, Superintendent

Charles County Safe Sleep Snap

Dear parents and caregivers:

To help raise awareness about safe infant sleep during Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month in October, we’re inviting you to participate in a fun and friendly photo activity: the Charles County Department of Health Safe Sleep Snap.

Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles—anyone can participate by sharing a photo of a baby (up to 12 months of age) in a safe sleep environment on their social media accounts. Make sure you use the hashtag #CCSafeSleepSnap so everyone can see the adorable pictures of babies in safe sleep environments!

(Not sure what a safe sleep environment looks like? Check out this page for details.)

Here are the specifics:

  1. Post a photo of your baby, grandbaby, niece, or nephew in—or next to!—a safe sleep environment on your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter)
  2. Use the hashtag #CCSafeSleepSnap in the post. This is how we’ll know you participated!
  3. Give yourself kudos for taking part in the Charles County Department of Health’s Safe Sleep Snap and helping us to raise awareness about safe infant sleep!

Be creative! Practicing safe infant sleep can be fun. Creativity and humor are encouraged in the photos and captions, as long as the baby’s sleep environment is still safe and follows safe sleep recommendations. This album includes examples you can use as inspiration.

This is your opportunity to both show off your cutie and help other parents and caregivers to see that safe infant sleep can be fun.

We will also be posting #CCSafeSleepSnap photos on our accounts throughout October, so please like, share, and retweet with your friends and followers. We look forward to seeing your #CCSafeSleepSnap!

Click here to print #CCSafeSleepSnap flyer