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COVID-19 Center

We’re working for you.

We know that it’s hard.  We work with patients and families who have chronic, debilitating conditions. Many people, especially those who have been served by the Patient Advocate Foundation, are lower income and need help on an ordinary day to access their medications. The coronavirus pandemic has created worst-case scenerio conditions for many people, and we’re here to amplify their voices in support of the care they need.

This page will update you on the work we’re doing. Over the next few weeks, we will roll out the work we’re doing on a national and local scale to help patients during this crisis. This will include:

  • Communications to regulatory agencies and legislative offices in support of safety net programs
  • Outreach to media to ensure the public receives the information it needs
  • Webinars for our volunteers
  • Regional calls to discuss local conditions

Questions? Contact our staff at any time.

Want to help? Please consider donating to the Patient Advocate Foundation’s Covid-19 Recovery Fund. Patients diagnosed with the coronavirus will be granted funds that can be used for cost-of-living expenses.

Need help? You can look for resources specifically for coronavirus and Covid-19 at the Patient Advocate Foundation’s COVID Care Resource Center. 

As always, you can search Patient Advocate Foundation’s Resource Directory for anything you may need: financial support, transportation assistance, caregiver social support etc. 

A #highriskcovid perspective

We may be apart, but we're in this together. We'll be highlighting the stories of patients around the country throughout the pandemic. Read them in our blog.

Coronavirus 101

Learn from PAF's Epidemiologist

There's a lot of false information out there - come learn the facts from Kathleen Gallagher, MPH, PAF's resident epidemiologist, in this recorded webinar.

Quarantine Calls

We will hold regional calls during the pandemic for volunteers and other interested people to discuss local conditions. If you would like to participate, please contact Donna Guinn.

For media inquiries, including requests for patient stories, please contact Caitlin Donovan using the form below. For immediate deadlines, please call 202-465-5113.

 

Time to Make a Plan

It may feel hard to make a plan with all the chaos around us, but you can do it. We've provided step-by-step instructions so that you can make sure your medical wishes are observed - and that someone takes care of your dog.

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