Quarantine or Containment Controls
As COVID-19 is being monitored globally and across the United States,
public health guidance is rapidly changing. Social workers can help
individuals manage quarantine and service access issues when COVID-19 is identified in their area. If schools are closed for extended periods, how can families plan for the care of their children? While travel is
restricted, are there relatives and neighbors who will need assistance? Do families have food, household supplies, and necessary
medications while they remain at home?
Are volunteers needed to support health care and other essential workers?
Securing Health Insurance Coverage
One of the most important interventions at this time is to ensure that individuals have health insurance coverage. Health insurance
coverage enables people to receive preventive medical care to identify
underlying risk factors that could make them vulnerable to infectious
diseases. It also enables individuals to access timely, appropriate care
when they are sick. Individuals and families that qualify for the
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Medicaid can enroll at any
time of the year, and there are enrollment options online, by phone, by
mail or in person.
For more information, visit insurekidsnow.gov and healthcare.gov.
Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP
NASW Practice Alert: Medicaid Considerations to Support Communities During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
CMS has provided the
following fact sheets on payment for medically necessary medical
services related to COVID-19:
Private Health Insurance COVID-19 Guides
Private health plans have dedicated COVID-19 guides on their websites for providers and patients.