Health Resources

This guide features resources you can access for more information regarding your health and the pandemic. If you have a medical emergency, please call your doctor or 911. 
Family Support Line: 716-332-4111
Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
Latest News: 

Physical Health: 

DIY Face Coverings
Coping with Covid: Checklists, Pet Care, Safe Errands and More
Live At Home Workouts
YMCA Free Classes for Kids and Adults
Yogis in Service - Kids Classes
Exercising Indoors
Virtual Pilates Mat Classes
EPIC Academy: Physical Health Page -link coming soon!
Understanding coronavirus and how germs spread


Mental Health: 


Mental health is just as important as physical health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so the CDC is offering these tips for how to manage stress and mental health during such a trying time. 

Family Support Line: 716-332-4111
WNY Crisis Services' 24-Hour Hotline: 716-834-3131
WNY 24- Hour Addiction Hotline: 716-831-7007
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
Counselor Services: Text “Got5” to 741 741
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746
EPIC's Covid Conversations
Mental Health Advocates Resource Guide During COVID-19
Storytime: I'm Calm
Manage Anxiety & Stress
COVID-19 Uncertainties: Caring for Yourself, Caring for Your Kids
COVID-19: Tips to Help Parents Support Children
Respectful Parenting: Janet Lansbury Unruffled
Dads at a Distance
Take a Relaxation Break
All Together Alone: Parents, Don’t Worry! You’ve Got This
Headspace - NY
Discipline and Behavior from ChildMind
Understanding Your Child's Behavior
Why Kids Need Forts Now More Than Ever

Sesame Street Town Hall: Standing Up to Racism 

From the United Way: Anti-Racism Resources
From the American Academy of Pediatrics: The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health

Talking with Your Kids: 

EPIC's Covid Conversations
From Spark and Stitch Institute
From the CDC
From Childmind
From Highlights for Children
Avoiding Passing Anxiety Onto Your Kids
Tips for Calming Anxious Kids
Keeping Calm and Providing Supportive Parenting During the Coronavirus
New York State Resource Guide for Caregivers: Caring for your Family During the COVID-19 Crisis


Healthy Things To Do: 

EPIC Academy's Physical Fitness Page
New York State Parks COVID-19 Update
New York State is waiving all park fees in state, local and county parks
Best Ways To Spend Your Time While Social Distancing In WNY
WNY Book Arts Center
BPO And WNED Classical To Present Weekly Broadcasts Of Archived Live Concert Recordings
Fun Activities To Do With Friends And Family Members Over Video Chat
Virtual Museum Tours


Government Sites: 

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Website
World Health Organization (WHO) Website
New York State Department of Health
Erie County Dept. of Health Website
Niagara County Dept. of Health Website
Rockland County Dept. of Health Website


Health Insurance Sites: 

BlueCross BlueShield of WNY Website
Empire BlueCross Website
Fidelis Care Website
Independent Health Website
Univera Health Website



LiveHealth Online - Doctor consultations online
Doctor on Demand - Doctor consultations online
Teladoc - Doctor consultations online
Telehealth Clinical Care During COVID-19

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