Mental Health & COVID-19 Resources

  • NYS COVID-19 ExpressCare Therapeutics Access - July 2022 
    A new free Hotline for those who test positive for COVID-19, but don't have a health care provider, as part of the administration's ongoing efforts to keep New Yorkers protected throughout the pandemic. The Hotline, 888-TREAT-NY, was launched by the New York State Department of Health after reaching an agreement to utilize the Virtual ExpressCare platform operated by NYC Health + Hospitals. 
    All New Yorkers outside of New York City, regardless of income or health insurance coverage who test COVID-19 positive, are eligible to be evaluated for treatment by calling 888-TREAT-NY (888-873-2869) or completing an evaluation at the NYS COVID-19 ExpressCare Therapeutics Access website, which includes a telemedicine visit.


    NYS COVID Emotional Support Hotline
    1-844-863-9314


    Mental Health and Crisis Numbers

    • Call 911 for immediate response
    • 24/7 Crisis Hotline for children: Spectrum CARES - 882-4357
    • 24/7 ECMC CPEP Psychiatric Emergency Room 462 Grider, Buffalo - 898-3465
    • 24/7 Crisis Textline: Text HOME or MHA or Got5 to 741 741 to start a free (available 24/7) texting conversation with a trained Crisis Counselor from the Suicide Prevention Center of NY who can help you get through a difficult moment.

    Family Assistance


    Parent Assistance

    Talking to Your Child about Coronavirus
    Community Based Mental Health Resources
    Tiger's Den Food Pantry