Rush University Medical Center has new restrictions regarding visitors and is adjusting non-urgent scheduled appointments, elective procedures and surgeries, beginning Wednesday, March 18. Learn more.
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COVID-19 Community Resources

We understand that it’s hard to feel at ease when the COVID-19 pandemic is an ever-changing situation. We also understand that our communities are incredibly challenged with being able to keep up with this information and understand how to navigate this landscape. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Office of Community Health Equity and Engagement is working closely with partners across Rush and throughout the city in support of the well-being of our shared community. Thank you for partnering with us to keep our communities safe and healthy.

Darlene Oliver Hightower, JD
Vice President, Community Health Equity
Rush University System for Health

For our community partners that need to connect their communities to vital information and services that people need to get well and care for others, NowPow is a technology company that provides this service through its social referral inventory platform. To learn more about this company, go here and use this link to quickly get started once you sign up.

For the latest health information and updates (including a free online COVID-19 self-assessment test), please bookmark this page: Rush COVID-19 information and resources.

For helpful COVID-19 video resources, visit our Rush COVID-19 Education Center.

Ask a Doc Community Webinar: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10:00 am CST in Spanish.

If you have any questions you'd like to have answered by our providers durinig the webinar, please submit them in advance to  

Below are some additional community resources you can share with community members to help. (Please check back regularly for updates to this page.)

COVID-19 Community Resources

Disability Community Resources

Education Resources

Food Resources

Government Resources

LGBTQ+ Resources

  • Affirm: The Rush Center for Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Health
  • CenterLink: This organization provides a network of LGBT centers across the country and helps increase access to public resources. Note: Do not walk into a community center if you are sick or have been exposed. Call and ask if about virtual support groups.
  • Fenway Health:  A health care center that runs an LGBT Helpline and a Peer Listening Line, which people can call from across the country. Call (888) 340-4528 for adults 25+. Call (800) 399-PEER for those under age 25.
  • SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline:This hotline provides crisis response and helps connect people with community resources. Call (877) 360-LGBT and request to speak to someone in either English or Spanish.
  • Trans Lifeline: Provides a peer support hotline and microgrants for trans people in need of all ages. Hotline: (877) 565-8860
  • Trevor Project: Offers LGBTQ youth access to counselors by phone (866) 488-7386) online chat or text (text START to 678678). They also provide an online community for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24.

Mental Health Resources

Nonprofit and Business Resources 

Older Adult Resources

Rush Resources

Undocumented Immigrant Health Resources

Utility Resources 

Additional Resources