COVID-19 Resources for Psychologists, Patients & Healthcare Providers

Summary of resources for Patients, Providers, and Psychologists for COVID-19:

APA General Resource for Pandemics:

 General resources & links for providers, supervisors & trainees, emergency preparedness, & resources for patients and caregivers): 

For Patients:

Basic steps to prevent COVID-19:

How to cope with stress:

Definition of social distancing, isolation, quarantine, & how to cope:

SAMHSA on taking care of your behavioral health during an infectious disease outbreak:

Reducing stigma related to COVID-19:

Apps: There are a number of useful and evidence-based apps available for free. The Health Psychologist Newsletter previously featured peer-recommended applications:


For Psychologists:

Articles from APA Journals Free 

Empirical Support for Psychological Providers: Lancet Article on the psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it:

Managing Behavioral Health Conditions:

Opioid guidelines during COVID19 outbreak:

Handbook for behavioral health during disasters:

Handout for managing behavioral health concerns during COVID19 outbreak:

Psychological first aid/resources:

Caregiving & Parenting:

General caregiving info:

Caregiving with COVID-19 (Chinese & Spanish versions available):

Talking with children about infectious disease outbreak: 

Managing Isolation:

Wellbeing for Healthcare Providers & Psychologists:

 Headspace: a stress, meditation, relaxation & sleep app is free with NPI provider number

10 Percent Happier: is a stress/meditation/sleep app that is free to all healthcare providers with code HEALTHCARE (*APA does not endorse this application; this is intended to provide information about one of many evidence-based tools for provider wellbeing)

Telehealth for Psychologists & Behavioral Health Providers: 

APA general guidelines:

Best Practice Training:

CMS (update as of 3/17/20):

National Register training TODAY:

Unintended consequences & solutions article:

For Supervisors, Students, & Training Directors:

APA training update:

CoA update from APA:


APPIC Psychology Training & Education Joint Statement on COVID-19

Advocating for Inclusion of Health Psychology in Patient Wellness: 

Inclusion of psychological services in response to any emergency: