Health and Wellness

Vaccine Information 
Department of Health Coronavirus Vaccine Page for information on how vaccines are made, how they work in your body, which vaccines are available, the State's Vaccination Plan, and their Frequently Asked Questions.
Understanding herd immunity and the COVID-19 vaccine- Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Medlineplus consumer-level information on COVID-19 vaccines (as it becomes available)
CDC VIS sheet about the COVID-19 vaccine (as it becomes available)

Harvard Health Letter- General consumer article on vaccine mis- and dis-information
World Health Organization- myths and misconceptions about vaccines
American Library Association's guide to evaluating information
COVID-19 Activity Guides from the Alaska After School Network (for age 5-18)

Skagit County Health Information

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides national statistics about the spread of the virus and quarantine efforts underway to decrease its spread.  You’ll also find resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs for preventing COVID-19 virus spread in communities.  Print and post handwashing posters above sinks at home as a reminder for how to effectively wash hands to prevent the spread of the virus.

CDC Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID‑19) 

Database company EBSCO has made their DynaMed COVID-19 virus Topic available, free of charge; the Topic is being maintained daily.  

Farming During COVID-19 Direct marketing farms have questions about how to keep customers and workers safe.  This video offers quick and relevant guidance with specific tips for adapting safety procedures for u-pick farm, farms stands, and farm-direct deliveries. The Spanish version is here.

FEMA’s Rumor Control page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. Do your part to the stop the spread of disinformation by doing 3 easy things; don’t believe the rumors, don’t pass them along and go to trusted sources of information like your state and local government’s official websites or social media accounts for instructions and information specific to your community.

Healthcare access for Undocumented Folks in the Time of COVID-19 Great information from how to find a translator during doctor's appointments to lists of free and charitable clinics!

Alcohol Rehab I’m Ready to Make a Change in My Life. How Can I Start Treatment?
Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous 
Al-Anon
Substance Abuse and and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Hotline: 24/7 at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Healthcare.gov This site directs you, based on your state of residence, to purchase insurance through either the appropriate state or federal health insurance marketplace. 

Medicare is a health insurance program for people aged 65 and over who have paid into the system through payroll taxes on their wages. In order to receive benefits, you need to enroll. This page, getting started with Medicare, gives more information about setting up Medicare. 

A first of it's kind Mental Health Guide, created for students by students during the COVID-19 pandemic, is now available.
Young Americans are more stressed out than ever, and nearly half of Generation Z'ers say they aren't doing enough to manage stress.  Check out their tips on practicing self-care, dealing with the stress of digital learning, and supporting the mental health of those around you. For more mental health resources for teens, check out our Teen Mental Health Resources page.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: 24/7 support at your fingertips, text DS to 741741
The Trevor Project LGBTQ Hotline: 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386
Directory of Additional Helpline Resources from NAMI

The National Library of Medicine has compiled a list of consumer health information and current research related to the COVID-19 virus.

Sea Mar Community Resource Navigator Can help families get signed up for health insurance and find food assistance.

Washington Listens Talk to someone about stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1-833-681-0211 

Washington State Coronavirus Response For daily updates on the Coronavirus statistics, information on applying for unemployment, and COVID-19 resources in multiple languages: Spanish: Nuevo coronavirus, BienestarWA, Chinese 中文, Russian: Pусский, Vietnamese: Vi-rút Corona Mới, Korean: 한국어,  more translations... 

What to do if you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 and other Frequently Asked Questions from the Washington State Department of Health.

World Health Organization / Organización Mundial de la Salud