Information for psychiatrists, other health professionals, patients and families
& Support for Psychiatrists
COVID-19 Counseling California: collaborative effort of CA licensed mental health professionals to provide support to health professionals, first responder, and essential workers. Volunteer or sign up to request services HERE.
CA Dept of Public Health Medical Corps: paid positions, malpractice coverage provided by state to work at health care sites for non-COVID patients; as well as local and state volunteer positions. HERE
Pro Bono Counseling for Front-line Workers Facing COVID-19: Bay Area Chapter: volunteer to see healthcare/frontline workers pro bono with your own malpractice insurance. HERE.
CMA's Care 4 Caregivers: trains physicians to be peer coaches who volunteer to provide peer support to physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists who seek help. (Non-clinical relationship) HERE.
LA County DMH COVID Emotional Support Warm Line: assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, which may include first responders. (training provided) application/questionnaire HERE.
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Joy of Medicine: UC Davis psychiatrists provide psychiatric care to physicians in Sacramento area via the physician's private insurance without referral. HERE.
PPAC encourages all volunteers to ask questions about how to handle psychiatric emergencies, malpractice insurance (if not explicitly covered), and the nature of the professional relationship before engaging in any volunteer positions. Note that many of these resources are an opportunity to provide or receive care as an essential healthcare worker. PPAC encourages psychiatrists to attend to their own wellness as well as the needs of their patients.
Help for Patients & Families
Information for Psychiatrists
Resources for Psychiatrists
Telepsychiatry in the Era of COVID-19 Webinar (3/20/20)
Managing the Mental health Effects of COVID-19 Webinar (3/24/20)
APA’s Practice Management Helpline
COVID-19 and Mental Health
New Telehealth rules
Disaster distress Helpline
National suicide Prevention Lifeline
Resources for families
Resources for Health Care and Community Leaders