COVID-19 Resource Center
Health Net and COVID-19
A variety of resources and tools to manage your health needs during this crisis.
How to get the COVID-19 Vaccine
Join the millions of Californians who've already been vaccinated. Do it for yourself, your family, and your community.
- Check to see if it's your turn.
Safe, free, and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone age 12 and up.
- Find a vaccine clinic near you.
Many vaccine clinics and pharmacies no longer require an appointment to get the vaccine. Find where to get the vaccine at MyTurn, the official California state government website, or call (833) 422-4255 (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) MyTurn can also help people who can't leave the house or need transportation to get a vaccine.
- Find other vaccine providers.
- Get help and answers.
- See our Frequently Asked Questions for answers about COVID-19 vaccine safety, cost and more. The FAQs will be updated as new information and guidance become available.
- Review the Vaccine flyer to answer common questions about the vaccines.
- Community Conversation events. Get your COVID-19 questions answered from a medical doctor. Events will be offered in many languages. Check the calendar of events often.
- You may also check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information.
Please keep in mind this is not an exhaustive list. Check with your primary care physician for additional programs in your area.
American Lung Association
Long COVID (Post COVID-19 Conditions)
The American Lung Association has online communities on Inspire.com. Individuals register to join a community. Members can choose their level of participation and engagement.
- Living with Lung Disease. Members can discuss how COVID-19 is affecting them.
- Living with Long COVID. COVID-19 Long-Haulers and Post-COVID Support Community.
How to cope with a disaster or traumatic event: Caring for People with Post-COVID Conditions
The CDC has several online resources:
- Long-COVID Alliance
The Long COVID Alliance is a network of patient-advocates, scientists, disease experts, and drug developers who have joined together to leverage their collective knowledge and resources to educate policy makers and accelerate research to transform our understanding of post-viral illness.
RECOVER, a research initiative from the National Institutes of Health, seeks to understand, prevent, and treat Long COVID.
- Body Politic
A group that seeks to destigmatize issues facing the COVID-19 community and people with related chronic illnesses and disabilities by offering alternative narratives that get to the root of what it's like to live with a novel or chronic illness.
- Survivor Corps
Survivor Corps is the largest grassroots movement in America dedicated to actively ending this pandemic and they offer lots of resources for coping with Long COVID.
Administration for Community Living
Finding the resources and supports you need can be overwhelming, but the Administration for Community Living's programs, and the disability and aging networks that provide them, may be able to help. These networks and programs offer a wide range of services and supports to help people with disabilities—including disabilities caused by long COVID—and older adults live independently, go to school, and work, and fully participate in all of life's activities.
Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) can provide information about services you may be eligible for and connect you to them. DIAL also can help you get vaccinated if long COVID is making it difficult for you to find vaccine sites, make or keep appointments, or find the information you need to make decisions.
To use DIAL, call 888-677-1199 Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time) or email DIAL@n4a.org. Older adults also can call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 or visit the Eldercare Locator to chat live or browse resources.
Centers for Independent Living (CILs)
For people with long COVID: Your local CIL may be able to coordinate services; arrange accessible transportation; locate and/or provide mobility equipment, and personal care attendant services; assist with arranging reasonable accommodations; and address accessibility barriers in housing, medical care, employment, and other areas; and more.
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs). For people with long COVID: ADRCs can help you navigate your state's systems of services, including determining eligibility and connecting you to the organizations, critical resources, and services that can help meet your needs.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)
Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). For people with long COVID: AAAs may help identify and provide personal care and homemaking services you now need as a result of long COVID; facilitate transportation to and from medical appointments; and provide meals. AAAs can also identify and reach out to underserved older adults, including people who are homebound, live in rural areas, or have limited English proficiency, to connect them with services they may need if they have long COVID.
Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As)
Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As). For people with long COVID: Your local P&A may help assess your status and needs, provide case management, ensure access to services, and address accessibility barriers.
State Assistive Technology (AT) Programs
State Assistive Technology (AT) Programs. For people with long COVID: Your state program may be able to provide you with AT you now need. They can also ensure the accessibility of websites and outreach materials educating people on long COVID and the resources available to assist those with long COVID; and provide subject matter expertise and technical assistance related to accessibility and AT.
State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs
For people with long COVID living in LTC facilities: Your ombudsman may serve as a resource to provide information on long COVID and help you if any issues arise in meeting new needs because of long COVID.
Frequently asked questions about COVID-19
All vaccines approved by the FDA are highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death related to COVID-19.
The safety of the COVID-19 vaccine is the main focus! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) takes care to review all safety data from clinical trials. They then approve emergency vaccine use only when the expected benefits outweigh potential risks. Scientists tested COVID-19 vaccines across many diverse backgrounds. This helped to ensure the vaccines meet safety standards.
You may have soreness, swelling and redness around the point of where the shot was given. You could also develop fatigue, headache, body aches, chills or fever. Some people have nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. These reactions are normal. The side effects occur as your body begins to build immunity to help fight off future COVID-19 exposures. It is important to know that you cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine. The vaccines in use today and the others that are being made do not contain a live virus.
No. The COVID-19 vaccine will be at no cost to you. You do not need to get a prior approval for your vaccine. You may be asked to provide your health insurance information for tracking data.
*Plan purchased through Covered California™, a broker, directly from Health Net, or provided by an employer.
What options does Health Net offer?
As a Health Net member, you have options to help maintain your health and be better informed about COVID-19, including information on financial help, food delivery, job placement, and more.
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