COVID-19 recovery can be a long and stressful process. Anxiety, depression, and loneliness are common Long COVID symptoms that can change one’s outlook on life. AfterCare can connect with you with mental health resources to address your mental health, and help you feel like yourself again.
NYC Well is your link to free, private mental health support. Help is available in more than 200 languages. You can access support 24/7, 365 days a year. To speak to a counselor and get access to services:
- Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355)
- Text “WELL” to 65173
- Chat online
You can also access Free Digital Mental Health Resources and Apps through your Smartphone. These apps deal with:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Therapist-Led Groups & Workshops
- Peer Support
- Substance Recovery
The Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health
The Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health provides mental health support and resources for coping and mental well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak with specific resources for:
- Help with alcohol or drug use
- Grief and loss
- Aging New Yorkers
- Students and young people
- Parents and caregivers
- People harmed by violence, crime or abuse
- People with disabilities
- City government employees
- Additional COVID-19 support
You can find additional resource guides, translated into multiple languages, on The Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health’s website.
How to Get Mental Health Support
NYC Care is a health care access program that guarantees low-cost and no-cost services to New Yorkers who:
- Do not qualify for or
- Cannot afford health insurance
There are options no matter a person’s ability to pay or immigration status. Click here to sign up at NYCCare.nyc or call 646-NYC-Care (646-692-2273).
Many mental health programs listed above are free to New Yorkers, no matter your insurance coverage or immigration status.
For programs that require payment, New York State has issued a rule.
Insurance companies must waive the following for in-network telehealth visits, including mental health services:
- Deductibles. Amount you pay for covered health care services before your plan starts to pay.
- Copayments (copays). Set amount you pay for a covered health care service after you’ve paid your deductible.
- Coinsurance. Percentage of costs for a covered health care service. You pay the coinsurance after you’ve paid your deductible.