With the constantly changing information, please rely on  trusted resources for you and your patients.
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COVID-19 press with IAFP members

National Resources
State Resources- includes vaccine information
Patient Education
Financial and Small Business
Physician Education
Mental Health/Wellness and Social Media Groups

National Resources
AAFP resource center with patient resources for COVID-19. 
AAFP landing page on the COVID outbreak
AAFP Federal Advocacy efforts on COVID-19 
How to return home safely and protect your family members (AAFP Practice Management blog)

ABFM COVID19 update page and recent article with certification updates related to COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
CDC’s 60-minute teleconferences for clinicians are announced, broadcast and archived here and Facebook
CDC Update 9/29/2021 urges COVID-19 vaccinations before and during pregnancy 

COVID-19 Resource Center 
AMA issues guidance for engaging and protecting medical students in providing care 
AMA article with CPT codes for the two doses of COVID-19 vaccine and administration

State and local resources

Illinois Department of Public Health 
8/13/2021 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Information
Find your County health department 

Vaccine information
COVID-19 Provider Requirements on IDPH SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Planning Guide (Section 5) 
Register in I-CARE (Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange).  I-CARE Decision Tree for the COVID Vaccine 
Illinois COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Guidance for Providers
COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Agreement
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions 
Illinois COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force 
Illinois Medicaid COVID-19 Fee schedule (updated 5/7/2021)

People who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things again.

IDPH Vaccine site locator https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/vaccination-location
IDPH continues to set-up vaccine clinics at schools and youth serving organizations. submit a request via this form here.  
Oak Street Health, offers public access to vaccines: https://www.oakstreethealth.com/covid-19-vaccine

Patient Education - What to expect when getting vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccine FAQs are now available in:

Cook County Physicians
Register as a vaccination partne
Cook County Department of Public Health Vaccination Website and Provider website 
Contact email for the Cook County Department of Public Health [email protected]

Chicago Physicians 
Chicago Department of Public health requires 1 person from each facility/clinic site not affiliated with a hospital complete the Facility Vaccination Planning Survey  
Chicago’s COVID-19 vaccine website: www.chicago.gov/covidvax  
CDPH COVID-19 provider mailbox: [email protected]. This email address is for Chicago health care providers only.

Restore Illinois framework for returning from stay at home orders. 
IDPH FAQs for schools (as well as parents and students) 
Illinois State Board of Education COVID-19 site 
Supporting Families during COVID- Free home virtual visits for new and expectant parents.  Download the Guide for Families

For Providers:  SIREN (Electronic Notification System)
Chicago DPH uses the Health Alert Network (HAN) to quickly disseminate clinical guidance, updates, and new information to providers.
Chicago #GetMePPE request form

IL Gov. JB Pritzker's executive order on telehealth payment and medical license reinstatement 
Illinois DHFS Provider Notices
HFS Summary of COVID-19  Medicaid Actions

IAFP briefings submitted to the Illinois General Assembly and Illinois agencies and administrators
ISMS provided legal analysis
on the executive order protecting facilities, professional and volunteers from civil liability
ISMIE policyholders FAQs

For Patients 
COVID-19 hotline to answer any questions from the public or to report a suspected case: 1-800-889-3931.
IL COVID-19 Virtual Care at Home infographic
Telehealth resources from IDPH
Obesity and COVID-19 PSAs
Illinois DocAssist COVID-19 info for physicians - adolescent mental health and returning to school resources
Affordable Care Act Insurance websites and information
IDPH tips for nutrition and safe shopping
ICAAP infographic on face masking safety for children
AAFP FamilyDoctor.org 
IL Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation efforts and resources for consumers (12-page PDF)

Options to volunteer

Illinois Emergency Volunteer Management System illinoishelps.net 
Retired or inactive physicians that need to reinstate medical license, 
click here.  The AMA a resource guide to assist senior physicians. 
Chicago Resource Center to volunteer  Chicago.gov/coronavirus 

Doctors Company notice regarding no-cost malpractice coverage for retired physicians who volunteer
ISMS Guidance on retired physician liability during the COVID-19 crisis

Financial information:  
FAQs  and a Summary chart of financial resources provided by ISMS
AAFP summary (login required) and Link to more resources on financial relief 
IAFP/AAFP Advocacy Tools for Employed Physicians on federal funds

Small Business Resources for Practice Owners

Physician Education 
COVID-19 Physician Education 
COVID-19 OB / Neonatal resources  
National Institutes of Health Coronavirus Center
Home Centered Care Institute 
Society of Critical Care Medicine COVID Resources for the Non-ICU Clinician
Cancer screening and Care during the COVID Pandemic - American Cancer Society
Return to cancer screening - messages and facts to use in discussion with patients about screenings they are due for. 
IAFP Partner in Health, VillageMD COVID-19 resources
IAFP Partner in Health, Aledade COVID-19 resource center

Mental Health and Wellness Resources
Suicide prevention from AAFP  
Illinois Dept. of Human Services resource center
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
DocAssist website resources for providers and families 
The Partnership for Resilience (Integrating education, health and community to support the whole child) and Harvard Education Redesign Lab released a new report on trauma responsive schools and the pandemic, called Rebuilding for a New Normal (report) and Infographic.  


FPM Journal: Four Principles for Handling Stress During a Crisis
Ohio AFP - Joy Among Chaos 
IAFP member Naomi Parrella, MD blog offers a Daily Gift of Vitality
AAFP Focus on Physician Well-being
Mental Health America resources on COVID-19 
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder guidance on managing healthcare providers’ stress.
American College of Physicians one-hour webinar on addressing and supporting physician mental health.

Social Media Support for You
Facebook groups that are verified physician groups for clinical information and to pose questions to a collective of other doctors.

  • Wellness for Illinois Frontline Staff Facebook Grou
  • Physicians Mom Group COVID 19 Subgroup
  • COVID19 Physician Group
  • Illinois COVID-19 Medical Collective
  • Illinois COVID-19 group
  • Dear Pandemic - Data and facts for everyone!
  • Twitter @impact4hc -IMPACT Illinois Medical Professionals Action Collaborative Team

RUSH Center for Community Health Equity and Engagement (CHEE) hosted weekly Ask a Doc live events on COVID topics - all housed on their Facebook Page
Home Centered Care Institute COVID-19 Group on LinkedIn



Retired resources
For your practice: AAFP Physician’s office checklist 
AAFP COVID-19 Rapid Response Member Exchange

June 17 Stakeholder Update presentation from IDPH