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Behavioral Health Workforce and COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

Behavioral Health Workforce and COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

(Updated April 27, 2020)

 

Health providers working in emergency rooms, intensive care units, and primary care clinics are on the front lines of battling the COVID-19 crisis. But behavioral health workers are also playing a key role in managing the stress and behavioral health challenges resulting from the social and economic fallout of the pandemic, in addition to continuing to meet ongoing behavioral health needs. The purpose of this page is to (1) bring attention to implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the behavioral health workforce, and (2) summarize emerging information about resources that are available to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on behavioral health services. The content of this document will be updated regularly and as needed, should key policy updates emerge. Please check the referenced websites and links for the latest information.

As you browse below, you will find that information organized into the following categories: Key Updates, Funding to Support Increased Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Needs, Hotline and Warmline Resources, Licensure, Supervision and Pro Bono Work, Small Business Administration Loan Programs, Other Business Relief, Protecting Patient Privacy and Confidentiality, Protecting the Safety and Wellness of the Behavioral Healthcare Workforce and Telehealth Billing, Funding and Technology.