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COVID-19 Resources

As the public mental health system copes with the COVID19 pandemic, nearly every day brings additional information and announcements. To assist CMHA members in making sense of and locating this flurry of information, CMHA has developed a curated set of COVID19-related resources and announcements from the state and national sources. That curated set of resources, which will be regularly updated, is available here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

What to do if you are or think that you might have been Exposed to COVID

Gatherings and Face Mask Order

Michigan’s COVID19 Stay Well Program

1. Stay Well website: At this site, you will find:

2. MDHHS’s Stay Well Outreach Workers  can provide a broad range of Stay Well resources tailored to your organization and community. Those resources include:

  • Webinars/live dialogues with and for your organization’s staff
  • Webinars/live dialogues with your local community

If you are interested in these locally-tailored resources, please contact Jody Lewis at

Guidance for Healthcare Workers

Guidance for Staff Working in and Organizations Operating Adult Foster Care (AFC) Homes or Homes for the Aged (HFA)

Guidance and Financial Resources to CMHA Member Organizations as Employers Impacted by COVID-19 

Guidance from MDHHS & Other State Departments Related to Mental Health

Attention Home Health, Private Duty Nursing and Hospice Providers: Reopening Case Management and HCBS Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 for Licensed Psychiatric Hospitals

COVID-19 Response: Premium Pay (L20-27)

Guidance Document 20-07 ABA COVID19 Guidance & Resources

Letter from Michigan Department of Civil Rights: cultural awareness and face masks during pandemic

Telemedicine Case Management Monitoring DHHS Memo 4.27.20

LARA Communication Re Temporary Limited Licenses Extension

LARA FAQ for Residential Providers Updated 3.31.20

Rounding Rules for Behavioral Health Services DHHS Memo 4.7.20

Rounding Rules for Behavioral Health Services DHHS Memo 4.3.20

Plan of Service and Due Process Concerns DHHS Memo 4.8.20

Opioid Treatment Program Essential Services Dosing Guidance

Opioid Treatment Program Infection Control

Click here to receive periodic COVID-19 updates from MDHHS

BHDDA Guidance for Specific Clinically Essential Face to Face Encounters in Behavioral Health Clinics, Substance Use Services and Residential Settings in the COVID-19 Context

BHDDA Infection Control Issues during Patient Close Contact Face to Face Assessment in Behavioral Health Clinic Settings in the COVID-19

BHDDA Communication Essential Services Stay Home Stay Safe signed

MDHHS Notice on Service and Settings during COVID19

On March 19, 2020, the Bureau of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (BHDDA), within Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced, in response to the social distancing and quarantining of many Michiganders, the approval of the use of telehealth approaches to providing all mental health services and supports that are clinically appropriate for the use of telehealth approaches. This announcement from BHDDA, the Medical Services Administration (MSA) memo underscoring the purpose of the telehealth codes, and the approved telehealth code list are provided below:

Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities

SAMHSA, CMS, and other Federal Offices 

Michigan and National Mental Health Crisis Lines

MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline and Email Response
Call Michigan COVID19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 to answer health-related questions about the virus. It is open from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. seven days a week, or e-mail: (emails will be answered from 8 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week).

COVID-19 Line – Senior Citizens
Michigan Senior Citizens needing emotional support. Call: 1-888-535-6136

National Disaster Distress Helpline
Offers 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress. Call: 1-800-985-5950 or Text: 66746

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Provides free and confidential support 24/7 to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call: 1-800-273-8255 or visit:

Crisis Text Line
Persons needing crisis counseling via text. Text RESTORE to 741741

HeadSpace Web Service
A collection of meditation, sleep and movement exercises designed to help keep a strong and healthy mind. Free to Michiganders (normally a paid service). Visit:

Michigan PEER Warmline
Staffed by peer support specialists, the warmline is for those living with serious mental health and/or substance use challenges. Provides resource referral and shared experience of recovery and hope. Call: 1-888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753)

Healthcare Provider Support Hotline
Michigan healthcare personnel needing support. Staffed by volunteer nurses, social workers psychologists at Wayne State University. Call: 1-888-910-1636

SAMHSA CCP 2-Month Crisis Counseling
Michigan residents needing crisis counseling and support for emotional distress related to COVID-19 in the Detroit area. Call: 1-888-535-6136

Michigan Crisis and Access Line (MCAL)
Michigan residents needing behavioral health supports and services, including crisis support: In development

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