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Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Digital Resources

Find Urban Health Institute director, Dr. Lisa Cooper's, COVID-19 Q&A at https://www.jhsph.edu/covid-19/articles/how-health-disparities-are-shaping-the-impact-of-covid-19.html

Check out the most recent Public Health On Call podcast interview with Urban Health Institute director Dr. Lisa Cooper about health equity amid COVID-19 and breaking down the long standing barriers to save lives at http://johnshopkinssph.libsyn.com/health-equity-in-covid-19-breaking-down-longstanding-barriers-to-save-lives

Johns Hopkins University has set up a website: http://coronavirus.jhu.edu where you can find key information related to COVID-19. On this site, you can sign up for a daily newsletter to receive direct updates to your email.

The Bloomberg School of Public Health is hosting a daily podcast that can be heard here http://bit.ly/publichealthoncall, which offer science and evidence-based insights about the novel coronavirus each day. Here, you can sign - up for the school closure news digest. 

Below you can find a list of COVID-19 related resources and information in Spanish. 

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus (COVID) Testing Referrals

Johns Hopkins and its member hospitals are not currently accepting walk-ins for coronavirus testing without a referral from a physician. If your physician refers you for testing, your physician will contact our testing team to initiate your appointment. The testing team will then follow up with you directly to provide directions to the designated testing facility as well as other important instructions, including how to reach the testing site when you arrive at the hospital as well as items you will need to bring.  If you do not have a primary care physician, or if you are a referring physician outside of the Johns Hopkins Health System, you may call 443-997-9537 to find out about coronavirus testing referrals.


COVID-19 CHECK-IN CALLS:

Across Baltimore various organizations and university affiliates are hosting check-in and update calls:

  • Healthy Community Partnership and Medicine for the Greater Good at Johns Hopkins Bayview hosts a twice weekly COVID-19 call for community members.  These take place on Mondays at 3:00pm and Fridays at 11:00am.   To participate, call: (888) 651-5908, Participant code: 3569812#.
    • Subscribe to our twice weekly newsletter to receive information about past call recordings. 
  • Behavioral Health System Baltimore is hosting check-in calls every Tuesday at 2:00 pm to inform and support behavioral health providers with COVID-19 updates. You can join the virtual meeting at https://join.startmeeting.com/bhsbwebinar or call (425)585-6175, participation code is 6371900#


Community COVID-19 Digital Resources

  • Maryland Health Connection Extends Special Enrollment Period Until June 15

Maryland Health Connection opened a new special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders. From now until June 15 the application is available daily from 6 am to 11 pm. Maryland Health Connection offers private plans called qualified health plans from insurance companies you recognize. All plans are certified to meet certain standards and offer core health benefits. Visit the website marylandhealthconnection.gov/coronavirus-sep/