Information & Resources for COVID-19

This page is frequently updated. Please check back often.


Testing Sites - Greater Baton Rouge Area

ASCENSION PARISH
Our Lady of the Lake Ascension

BATON ROUGE
Baton Rouge General – Mid City

Women’s Center for Wellness

LIVINGSTON PARISH
Our Lady of the Lake – Livingston Parish

LAKE URGENT CARE/LAKE AFTER HOURS
First register for a virtual visit HERE.

PATIENT PLUS URGENT CARE (Multiple Locations) Click here.

Click HERE to find a testing location near you. 

You can also find testing sites throughout Louisiana HERE. (Scroll down and click on "Louisiana".)

Family Preparedness
Civil Rights Laws & HIPPA Flexibilities
Pandemic Relief

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201)

Red Stick Ready - Baton Rouge Specific Information


MEDICAID:
If you have lost your job or are paid hourly and have reduced hours, you may be eligible for Medicaid. Apply online at MyMedicaid.la.gov or by phone at 1-888-342-6207. You can also apply by mail at Louisiana Medicaid, P.O. Box 91283, Baton Rouge, LA 70821Local Medicaid offices are currently closed to the public.

COVID-19 and Medicaid

Louisiana Department of Health - BayouHealth Bulletin: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Personal Care Services

No Doctor or No Insurance
Medicaid is now covering coronavirus testing for Louisiana residents without insurance. 
You can get the application at www.healthy.la.gov, a provider, or you can submit the paper application by email, fax, or mail. You can also call 1-888-544-7996 (tap to call) to apply over the phone. You only have to fill out this form once, even if you need multiple coronavirus (COVID-19) tests. See the flyer from Medicaid HERE or webpage HERE for more information and how to submit the application.

If you do not have a doctor or do not have insurance, contact your nearest community health clinic or call 2-1-1 or (225)232-HELP. Find your nearest clinic HERE.

Medicare Telehealth

Prescriptions

Medication Return Schedule for EBR Parish Schools

SOCIAL SECURITY
Statement from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Beneficiaries
Social Security Administration


Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Coronavirus Updates

Office of the Governor’s Coronavirus Updates

Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) Modifications to Services

Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) Coronavirus Resources

Resources from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA)

Louisiana Healthy Self Campain Newsletter (March 2020)

Financial Relief & Resources

UNEMPLOYMENT:
File an unemployment claim at www.louisianaworks.net/hire or call the Claim Center at 1-866-783-5567Tap to call. Be sure to answer YES when asked if you are applying for reasons related to COVID-19. If your work hours have been reduced, partial benefits could be available to you.

You can also visit http://www.laworks.net/PublicRelations/COVID_19_Information.asp to get information on COVID-19 unemployment.

Download the PDF from LA Workforce Commission here.

PAID LEAVE
How to Qualify for Paid Leave for Coronavirus


CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
Louisiana Opens Child Care Assistance Programs to Critical Personnel Amid COVID-19 Outbreak


SSI Recipients
Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Recipients -- Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments

IRS Takes New Steps to Ensure People with Children Receive $500 Economic Impact Payments

ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS
The IRS is issuing Economic Impact Payments to every eligible American. We need your help to reach individuals who do not normally file because they do not have enough income that requires them to file. This includes the homeless, unbanked, certain seniors, and some limited English-proficient individuals who will need to provide information to the IRS to get their Economic Impact Payment. If possible, those individuals can use the IRS free online tool to sign up to get an Economic Impact Payment. Click HERE

Did you accidentally throw away or lose your debit card from Money Network Cardholder? Click HERE or Call 1-800-240-8100 for a replacement card.

Critical infrastructure workers responding to Louisiana's COVID-19 public health emergency may qualify for a one-time rebate of $250. You may qualify if you earn less than $50,000 and were employed in one of the critical infrastructure positions on or after March 11, 2020. CLICK HERE

 

AVOID SCAMS
The IRS has put together a series of videos to help you avoid Economic Impact Payment Scams. WATCH

Entergy Bill Payment Assistance

Reduced Cox Rates during Pandemic

Cox Connect2Compete

AT&T COVID-19 Help

Free Data Plans

LA Wallet Fees Waived

Prevention
What to do if you are sick
Self-Direction – Acumen – Morning Sun
Behavioral Health
Talking to Kids About Coronavirus (For Parents/Caregivers)
Education & Distance Learning

Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) Releases Guidance for Summer Activities and Child Care During Phase 1

U.S. Department of Education – Protecting Students’ Civil Rights – WEBINAR – FACT SHEET

Legal FAQs for Coronavirus, School Closings, and Special Education

IDEA Guidelines During COVID-19

LASARD Facebook Page

Extended School Year (ESY)

High School Senior Course Credit & Graduation Guidance

Louisiana Department of Education – Resources for All Grade Levels


Distance Learning

Free Educational Apps, Games & Websites

Vroom.org: Tips to Calm and Connect (PDF)

Google Tools to Assist Students with Special Needs

5-Minute Speech Therapy Activities

Teaching Remotely for Grades K-12

FREE Homework Help

TeachMama (Loads of homeschool resources!)

Five Tools that Foster Creativity in Remote Learning

Speech Disorder Resources for College Students

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy toolkit of trusted, high-quality online resources

The National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement has created a repository of COVID-19 educational-related resources

OCALI is offering a variety of social narratives that are available via download here

Instructional Resources for School Districts – Greater Baton Rouge

EBR Schools COVID-19 Instructional Resources and Guidance

WBR Schools COVID-19 Home Learning

Pointe Coupee COVID-19 Updates

Iberville Parish Schools

West Feliciana Parish Schools COVID-19 Updates

Livingston Parish Schools Digital Help

Central Community School System (Parents & students are encouraged to use JCampus and to
download the Central Community School System’s app for communication and for updates.)

Baker COVID-19 Instructional Resources

Zachary COVID-19 At-Home Learning

Meals/Food for Families and Students

SNAP:
– Text GETSNAP (no spaces) to 898211 Tap to text
– Email [email protected]
– Call 1-888-LA-HELP-U (1-888-524-3578Tap to call
– Online at www.dcfs.la.gov/cafe

Download the SNAP flyer from the Department of Children & Family Services here.


WIC
If you have any questions, please contact your clinic or 1-800-251-BABY(2229).
Most WIC clinics are still open. Due to current COVID-19 precautions. LA WIC clinics are allowing participants and/or caregivers to stay in their vehicles for appointments. Your information will be collected over the phone and a member of the staff will come out to your vehicle. Please bring your ID, WIC EBT card, and all other required documentation.

 



Meals for Families

USDA Online Tool to Help Families Find Meals for Kids During COVID-19

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank - Food Distribution Sites in the Greater Baton Rouge area

Empower 225: Call (225)250-9233 (Tap to call) or email [email protected]

Charles R. Kelly Community Center is distributing emergency food boxes. Call (225)389-5464 to register. Utility assistance is also available.

St. Vincent de Paul is serving hot take-and-go lunches from local restaurants from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Located at 220 St. Vincent de Paul Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. MAP

St. Esidore Church has a food pantry available. You must talk with a St. Vincent de Paul volunteer. 

Family Activities & Games
Shopping

Target: Reserves the first hour of shopping each Wednesday to support vulnerable guests, including the elderly, and those with underlying health concerns. Read more here.

Walmart: All Walmart stores across the county will adjust their business hours to 7:00 AM – 8:30 PM. Stores that open later than 7:00 AM will continue their regular hours. Read more here.

Dollar General: Every day, the first hour will be dedicated to senior citizens and individuals who are at risk. Read more here.

Grocery Stores with Special Hours

Special Store Hours

Amazon: Discounted Amazon Prime who have an EBT card or a Medicaid card for just $5.99 per month up to 48 months. Read more here. Shop through AmazonSmile and choose Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge as the receiving charity. 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to FHFGBR. 

Where to Find PPE/Masks

United Spinal Association - Apply Here

Support Groups

See our list of available support groups here.

LA Disability Talk (Facebook Group)

Hurricane Preparedness

Contact Us

Contact us if you need resources, information, support, or referral.

Hours: Monday – Friday. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

List of FHF Centers throughout Louisiana. Printable List

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