HPA COVID-19 Resources
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, psychologists will be called upon to play an important role in serving the public. To help in preparing, we have compiled a list of resources that may be of assistance. For many of us, shifting into telehealth as a service modality may be novel, and so, we have collected the following resources to aid in navigating that process. We will update this list on an ongoing basis in order to provide the latest information available. Please feel free to check back frequently.
Resuming In-Person Services
APA - COVID-19: When is it OK to resume in-person services?
APA sample informed consent for in-person services during COVID-19 Public Health Crisis
What the Ethics Code says about reopening your practice now
Accurate Sources of Information
State of Hawai’i Information & Resources for Managing COVID-19
APA COVID-19 Updates for Professionals and the Public
The Pew Resource Center has published an interactive map detailing emergency declarations and status of the outbreak by state
The World Health Organization’s rolling updates on coronavirus
CDC’s Coronavirus Situation Summary
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet
Hawai'i- Specific Provider Guidance
Governor Ige's Stay-at-Home Order: https://hawaiicovid19.com/statewide-stay-at-home-order-effective-march-25-2020-through-april-30-2020/
Mayor Caldwell's Stay-at-Home, Work-at-Home Order (please note specific guidance for mental health providers are embedded in the article text): https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/03/honolulu-mayor-orders-stay-at-home-work-from-home-for-all-oahu/
Hawai'i Insurance/Telepsychology Billing & Reimbursement Guidance
Hawai'i Psychological Association Insurance-Specific Telehealth FAQ's
HMSA's COVID19 Provider-Facing Guidance Page (please note that the FAQs are particularly helpful): https://prc.hmsa.com/s/article/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19
HMSA's FAQ re: Telehealth During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the Public Health Emergency on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Further expansion of telehealth coverage for Medicare recipients - Release 3/30/2020
CMS announced on 3/17/2020 that all restrictions concerning Medicare and Medicaid billing for telehealth services have been suspended. Psychologists providing such services since 6 March 2020 may bill CMS using standard billing codes. Please find the press release here: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/president-trump-expands-telehealth-benefits-medicare-beneficiaries-during-covid-19-outbreak
Overview of APA’s actions around COVID-19: How APA and the field of psychology are responding by applying psychological knowledge to this pressing challenge — with respect to the operations of the association, the work of our profession and discipline, and the well-being of broader society.
APA's FAQs practicing psychologists have about COVID-19
The Trust has developed a comprehensive resource center: https://parma.trustinsurance.com/Resource-Center/COVID-19-Resources
The National Register of Health Service Psychologists has also been providing beneficial resources: https://www.nationalregister.org/coronavirus-resources/
ABPP is offering updates and resources as well: https://abpp.org/News-Events/In-the-News/COVID-19-Updates-Resources.aspx
SAMHSA's Guidance Regarding Provision of Substance Abuse Services During the Coronavirus Crisis: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/covid-19-42-cfr-part-2-guidance-03192020.pdf
The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards has Collected Resources Pertaining to Activities that State Boards of Psychology are Taking: https://www.asppb.net/page/covid19
The Committee of State Governments is updating their resource pages regarding coronavirus on an ongoing basis: https://web.csg.org/covid19/schedule-of-legislative-sessions-by-state/
American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidance for COVID-19
APA's Practice Resources In Response to COVID-19
Hawai'i Psychological Association's Telehealth Quick Start Guide
Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Bulletin on HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus
Evidence for Telehealth as provided by The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
The Pennsylvania Psychological Association's Resources for Providing Telehealth
OCR Announcement of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency
APAPO’s Telepsychology series with Marlene Maheu
Template Informed Consent Form (Word document) for Teletherapy - Developed by The Trust
APA’s Checklist for Telepsychological Services
Providing Telepsychology Services & Telepsychology Dos and Don’ts for Clinicians podcasts
Pragmatics of Telepsychology Practice in the Age of COVID-19
A Practitioner's Guide to Telemental Health: How to Conduct Legal, Ethical and Evidence-Based Telepractice
Providing Psychological Services in the Face of Uncertainty: A Q&A series
TeleMental Health Training Certificate
Additional Guides, Tips, Lists, & Resources
CDC Managing Stress and Coping
VA Resources for Managing Stress During COVID-19 Outbreak
GeroCentral Covid-19 Resources
Institute for Disaster Mental Health's Resource on COVID-19: Managing stress in this anxious time
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Pandemic Resources
The Lancet‘s COVID-19 Resource Centre
The JAMA Network’s COVID-19 resource collection
The New England Journal of Medicine‘s collection of articles and resources on the coronavirus outbreak
The Health Affairs Blog for Coronavirus
Defending Against COVID-19 Cyber Scams
Dr. Bryan Kim of UH Hilo's Guide to Distancing and Coping with COVID-19 Crisis
Ten Percent Happier’s Coronavirus Sanity Guide
Peak Resilience’s Mental Health Resource Guide
ZynnyMe’s COVID-19 Plan for Therapists: Questions, Answers, and Guidelines
Headspace is offering Headspace Plus free for all Health Professionals
Sanvello is Offering Free Premium Access during COVID-19 Crisis
Aloha United Way: call 211 for information on the coronavirus, now available daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Hawaii DOE Grab and Go meal sites: Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch are being served to students at these select schools.
Hawaii Foodbank: emergency food distribution Oahu sites and Kauai sites. See the site list and call ahead.
Hawaii (Island) Food Basket: East Hawaii Island soup kitchen/free meal schedule. West Hawaii Island soup kitchen/free meal schedule.
Maui Food Bank: partners with community and faith-based groups to distribute food.
Hawaii Meals On Wheels: delivers meals for seniors and the disabled on Oahu. Check eligibility or call (808) 988-6747.
Malama Meals: delivers meals to at-risk Oahu seniors and disabled. Request meals online or call (808) 952-9796.
YMCA of Honolulu: offers grab-and-go meals for children in need during the Hawaii public school’s extended spring break, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm, Monday, March 23, through Friday, March 27, with the possibility of extending through April 6. Locations are outside these sites - Kipapa Elementary (95-076 Kipapa Drive) in Mililani, Puohala Elementary (45-233 Kulauli St.) in Kaneohe, Kalihi Valley International Bike Program (1638 Kamehameha IV Road), Palolo Valley Homes (2170 Ahe St.), and Nu’uanu YMCA (1441 Pali Highway).
Honoka'a Hongwanji Buddhist Temple: will prepare take-out for seniors and children at its weekly Friday meals, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 45-5016 Lehua St., Honoka‘a. Call (808) 775-7232.
The U.S. Small Business Administration: disaster loan information and online application, factsheet for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Or call SBA Customer Service at (800) 659-2955.