As our families, communities and nation continue to work through this ongoing situation, LINC is here to provide you with specific information relating to Idaho and disability issues. Although our offices are physically closed, LINC is still working hard to provide resources and help.
We make every effort to provide accurate information. We will also continue to build this page as the situation changes. Please check back as your needs change as well.
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Where to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccination
St. Luke’s Vaccine Mobile Unit Schedule
Patients will be served on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. A slash (/) denotes closed for lunch break.
August 7, Meridian: Meridian Library District, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 3 to 6 p.m.
General COVID-19 Information
General Vaccine Information – Guía en lenguaje sencillo de la vacuna contra el COVID-19 de Idaho
State of Idaho’s Coronavirus page
This is the Governor’s plan for our state as we manage this COVID-19 epidemic. Many people with disabilities have physical conditions where COVID-19 poses a higher risk to them. Therefore, they are considered part of the “vulnerable population” in the order and recovery plans. Here is more specific information about what it means.
Questions about COVID-19?
or call: 1-888-330-3010
our your local health district.
Available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
State Independent Living Council
Our State Independent Living Council (SILC)’s website has links to information on disability-specific help, mental health resources, as well as getting your basic needs met.
Crush the Curve
Its mission is to empower Idahoans to help fight and defeat the novel coronavirus while offering awareness, resources, and support to Idaho organizations and citizens – all in an effort to safely help Idaho schools, businesses and other organizations affected by the global pandemic.
Call or Text 986-867-1073 or Toll Free 866-947-5186
8am to 8pm MT, 7 days a week
About COVID Help Now:
As Idahoans feel the many impacts of COVID-19, the need for behavioral health support and services increases. The COVID Help Now Line offers statewide support for anyone challenged by the stress associated with this global pandemic.
- Available via phone, text, or chat. Callers may also leave a message during off hours and receive a return call the following day.
- Anonymous. Responders do not classify, label, or diagnose people, and no records or case files are kept.
- Accessible to hearing and speech impaired via TTY and TRS services.
- Help you understand your current situation.
- Provide language assistance and interpreter services.
- Help reduce your stress and provide emotional support.
- Help you with your immediate crisis needs and connect you with community resources.
- Help you identify coping strategies.
Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
For participants and providers in the HCBS programs, there is a website for you with COVID-19 Updates. Click the link below to visit their site for more information.
Beware of Scams!
There is a lot of misinformation about what our government agencies are doing and not doing during this crisis. Please be aware that Social Security payments will continue as they have. Do not try to visit government offices without calling first; most are closed to in-person visits to help stop the spread of the virus. Government office staff are still working to answer calls and emails.
Social Security Administration
Need answers about your Social Security benefits during this time? Social Security Administration Covid-19 Fraud and Scam Awareness to be directed to their website.
US Dept of Health and Human Services
“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Scammers are offering COVID-19 tests to Medicare beneficiaries in exchange for personal details, including Medicare information. However, the services are unapproved and illegitimate.” (from the HHS website) Fraud Alert: COVID-19 Scams to read the full article and find out how to report fraud.
FEMA’s Coronavirus Rumor Control
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also has a webpage with good information about what is and is not happening regarding food and supplies, stay-home orders and more. FEMA’s Coronavirus Rumor Control to visit their webpage for more information.
FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Assistance
FEMA Provides Funeral Assistance to Support Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19
FEMA is providing financial assistance for funeral expenses from COVID-19 deaths, provided the expenses were incurred after January 20, 2020, and have not been reimbursed by other financial sources. Assistance is limited to a maximum of $9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $35,500 per application per state. At this time, there is no
deadline to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance. FEMA will communicate a specific deadline once established.