Health Resources for NJ Community College Students and Community Members

How to protect yourself
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has the most up-to-date information on protecting yourself from COVID-19:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

If you think you are sick
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has the most up-to-date information as to what to do if you think you are sick:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

If you need your local health department
To find your local health department, visit:
www.localhealth.nj.gov

If you need health insurance
NJ FamilyCare is New Jersey’s publicly funded health insurance program. It includes CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid
expansion populations. That means qualified NJ residents of any age may be eligible for free or low cost health
insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services and
even hospitalization.
https://www.njhelps.org/

If you are anxious or stressed
Coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks can cause anxiety and stress. These guidelines can help:
https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4885.pdf

If you need access to mental health professionals
NJ Mental Health Cares is New Jersey’s behavioral health information and referral service. If you are experiencing
anxiety or worry related to the Coronavirus outbreak, help is available seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. To
get help now, call 866-202-HELP (4357) or visit:
https://www.njmentalhealthcares.org/

If you want updates on COVID-19 from the State of New Jersey
For updates on COVID-19 in New Jersey, text NJCOVID to 898-211. For live text assistance, text your zip code to 898-
211. You can also visit:
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

To see the New Jersey Department of Health’s COVID-19 Online Dashboard, visit:
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml