Covid-19 Resources

Pharmacy Resource

PARD, an Association of Community Pharmacies headquartered in Philadelphia has initiated a Hot-Line to help patients that are having problems obtaining their medications during these trying times. It will be supported by pharmacists that have a list of all PARD stores that are located in Southeastern & Northeastern Pennsylvania. They will attempt to have these patients connect with a local pharmacy that could supply their needs either at their store or be delivered.

  • The Hot-Line will be available from 9AM to 7PM
  • Monday to Saturday through Tuesday March 31st.
  • The phone number is 215-934-9412

Free Online Training Resource on Preparing for Covid-19

Relias has developed a free online training to assist you in preparing for the Covid-19 virus. This training can be accessed through the link below.

Business to Business Covid-19 Related Supplies Directory

“Over the past month, the Wolf Administration has been working directly with businesses across the commonwealth to identify their capabilities and needs and move products quickly from the manufacturing floor to the marketplace,” said Sec. Davin. “Through this process, we recognized that we can help foster direct business connections to provide Pennsylvanians access to critical supplies expeditiously without a middleman. The creation of the B2B Interchange Directory reflects our commitment to responding to the needs of Pennsylvania’s businesses in a streamlined, easily accessible manner.”

Useful Form: Health passport for a person I/DD needs to be hospitalized

We know that all families and DSPs are doing everything they can to prevent individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) from being diagnosed with COVID-19. However, despite everyone’s best efforts, some will likely be hospitalized. In an effort to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus, most hospitals are not allowing visitors because the virus is so contagious. Because it is likely that visitors will not be permitted, this two-page form may be helpful for anyone with I/DD who might need to be hospitalized during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Click here to view form:

Form courtesy of The Ohio Association of County Boards 

Pennsylvania Department of Health

The Office of Long-Term Living is asking that you please review and follow the guidance in the alert below from the Pennsylvania Health Alert Network  “Universal Masking of Healthcare Workers and Staff in Congregate Care Settings.”

Alert: 2020-PAHAN-492-04-03-ALT-Universal M (1)

Further guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health on personal protective equipment is  found here:

In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak, please contact the Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH and your regional BHSL office to report the outbreak and to obtain further guidance.  Contact information for the BHSL regional offices may be found on the Department of Human Services website at the following link:

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Information

 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides significant funding for businesses hospitals, schools and social support programs.  There is a lot of information out there, and here are some resources about the Act to assist in understanding what it has to offer for providers.


The Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profits helps to clarify the Act for non-profits Here


Find FAQ on the CARES Act prepared by the National Council for Behavioral Health here


Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS)

Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)

Additional Links and Resources