Care Connect Washington – A New Way to Get COVID-19 Relief
New program helps people who have either tested positive or been exposed and need support to isolate or quarantine at home.
On December 9, the DOH announced a new service to help people who have to isolate or quarantine at home after testing positive for COVID-19 or being exposed.
Care Connect Washington will provide critical resources to people who need support when they’re staying home.
The state Department of Health, working with local health jurisdictions and their partners, will introduce Care Connect Washington on a region-by-region basis. Each region will set up a network of community-based partners who will connect people to services they are eligible for, such as medication delivery, health care, help applying for unemployment, local housing agencies, food banks, childcare providers and more.
Care coordinators will connect people to community-based services to help provide acute care needs that include personal care kits, nonperishable food kits, and fresh food orders delivered to their homes. If other essential needs are identified, such as financial assistance for paying bills, a local care coordinator will work with them to either apply for local resources or services they may be eligible for, or provide direct assistance in paying bills such as rent, mortgage, and utilities. When isolation or quarantine ends, the care coordinator can connect people to longer-term local services to support ongoing health and social needs.
Click here for information about the program.