HASD&IC is a supporting partner to our hospital members in their important work with local public health and our region’s elected officials to prepare and care for patients potentially exposed to and diagnosed with COVID-19. The challenges of a pandemic and ensuring optimal services for those in need have relevance in many priority areas, including Access to Care, Behavioral Health, Disaster Planning, Emergency Services, Homelessness, Hunger & Health, Government Regulations & Mandates, Reimbursement, Workforce, and Quality & Patient Safety.

The resources included on this page reflect our region’s collective support and focus on the health and well-being of our community and for the workers essential to providing needed care.


City of San Diego
Coronavirus Information

County of San Diego
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

County of San Diego HHSA Behavioral Health Services
Mental Health & Coping Resources

Optum Emotional Support Help Line: 1-866-342-6892
Optum’s Emotional Support Help Line is available 24/7 free of charge to provide resources and connect with health care workers, first responders, and all persons working with the COVID-19 pandemic who may be experiencing anxiety or stress.

Imperial County
COVID-19 Health Information and Resources


2-1-1 San Diego
COVID-19 Information and Resources

Alliance for Regional Solutions
North County SD COVID-19 Resources

Child Care Resources for Essential Workers

San Diego Child Care Resources

Financial Assistance (Vouchers) for Essential Workers

Financial assistance for child care is available through September 30, 2020 for children, ages 0-12, and youth, ages 13-21, currently on an Individualized Education Plan. Parents must confirm child care services are needed. Funding is provided by the City and County of San Diego and limited. For more information, please visit the San Diego for Every Child website.

Flyer  |  Application

Enhanced Child Care Referrals

Essential workers can receive help by phone to find licensed daycare and child care in San Diego County. For more information, please visit:

Imperial County Child Care Resources

Information and application for the child care financial assistance program is available at the Imperial County Office of Education Website.


Health Care Workers Lodging Program


Full Access & Coordinated Transportation (‘FACT’)

FACT, a local nonprofit, is offering free transportation to all medical workers in San Diego County for any work related and essential trip purposes. The service will begin Wednesday, April 29, 2020, and stay in effect until the County Health Department’s social distancing order is no longer in effect.

Any medical workers traveling for work-related purposes may call FACT at 888-924-3228 between 8am and 3pm Pacific time (Monday – Friday) to request free transportation anywhere in San Diego County.

Please have the names of rider(s), the complete pick-up and destination address, and the pick-up time available when you call. When possible, please call FACT one day ahead of the ride. FACT has limited daily capacity – the rides are offered on a first come basis, subject to availability.


California Department of Public Health
Coronavirus Disease Webpage

California Hospital Association
Coronavirus Response Webpage

Department of Health Care Services
COVID-19 Response

Health Consumer Alliance
Health Coverage & Testing During COVID-19 FAQ

American Hospital Association
Updates and Resources on COVID-19

For more information contact:

Lindsey Wade
Vice President, Public Policy