Mental Health Awareness Month - May is Mental Health Awareness Month. During this crisis, it is important to remind ourselves, as well as friends and family, that it is normal to feel sad, anxious, or overwhelmed. If symptoms become worse, encourage them, and yourself, to reach out for support and help. The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is offering free mental health resources that are available to all Chicago families. In addition, CDPH has compiled a list of tips and resources to help residents cope during this tough time such as - Tips on Managing Anxiety about COVID-19, Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19, and Guidance for Parents in Talking to Children about COVID-19. Please go to the Chicago Department of Health’s website to find contact info and more information on mental health and other resources.
Resources for People with Disabilities - Adults 59 years and younger with a disability can contact the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities to be assessed for In-home services – case management, assistive devices, homemaker services, home modification, etc. - by calling 312-746-5773 (Monday through Friday) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn more at chicago.gov/mopd.
Chicago Rx - The Chicago Rx Card is a free and easy way to save up to 80% on prescription drugs at more than 59,000 pharmacies across the country including Rite Aid, Kroger, Osco, CVS, Walmart, Walgreens and many more. No registration or prequalification needed. The card is free, pre-activated and can be used immediately! The Chicago Rx card can be used by individuals and family members regardless of a person’s health, age, immigration status, or income, and there are no limits on how many times it can be used. Find out more at chicagorxcard.com.
Smart 911 - Sign up for Smart 911 and create a safety profile for yourself and your family. In the event of an emergency, your Safety Profile is made available to call takers the moment your phone or one associated with your account dials 9-1-1. The service is free and sign up can be completed in minutes at smart911.com.
Chi COVID Coach - The Chi COVID Coach app is developed to help you know what to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Once you sign up, we’ll check back with you via text message. We'll let you know what you and the other people in your household should do to limit the spread of COVID-19, help you know how long you need to stay separated from others, and give you day-by-day guidance throughout a potential isolation or quarantine period. Additionally, when you register with our Chi COVID Coach, we will alert you when COVID-19 approved antibody testing - and down the line, vaccination - is available. Learn more at covidcoach.chicago.gov.