The Arlington Health Department has partnered with AFC Urgent Care Arlington located at 1398 Massachusetts Avenue to offer COVID-19 testing to Arlington residents. This announcement comes on the heels of new guidance issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which encourages close contacts of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 to get tested regardless of symptoms.
Residents looking to get tested must call AFC Urgent Care Arlington at 781-648-4572 to be pre-screened. Upon screening and approval for testing, residents will be assigned an appointment time. The results are typically reported within 48 hours. In conjunction with AFC Urgent Care Arlington, the Arlington Health Department will contact residents to inform them of their results.
The state also has an online system to check for symptoms for COVID-19.
Mass School Districts
Resources to promote good mental health hygiene during school closure, eventual return and recovery from COVID-19 for PK-12 students and their families.
Mass Department of Mental Health
Resources and tips to help boost emotional health and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Operating 24/7. Need to talk? Call or text (877) 870-4673 Always available, free, and confidential.
Alliance on Mental Illness
Support groups via telephone at 508-206-8720. No password is required. For more information, email email@example.com. Teleconference support groups are currently held on Mondays (6:30PM), Wednesday (7:30PM), and Saturdays (10AM).
Online Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Groups
Meetings for individuals who are in recovery or struggling with substance misuse. Different formats and group sizes are available to choose from. Al-Anon has both online and phone support meetings for anyone affected by alcoholism, including family and friends.
Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services
If you are experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, please call (800) 640-5432 to speak to an Advocates crisis clinician. We are available to help 24 hours a day, every day.
The Disaster Distress Helpline
A 24/7, national hotline that offers crisis counseling for emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including disease outbreaks like COVID-19. It is toll-free, multilingual, and confidential. Call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trained crisis workers are available 24 hours a day to provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8225), live online chat. En Español a 1-888-628-9454. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing at 1-800-799-4889.
Smart Recovery Online Meetings
For individuals who are in recovery or struggling with substance misuse. Different formats and group sizes are available to choose from.
Provides peer-to-peer phone support for mental health or substance misuse related concerns. To use this service, please call 855-466-7100.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Currently offering free online support groups for individuals facing depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety, as well as friends and families with those struggling with mental health issues.
Turn 2 Me
Hosts free online support groups for anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, stress management and general mental health issues.
Online forums for all different mental health concerns. You can also speak online or over the phone with staff one-on-one. Volunteers are available to speak 24/7 either online or over the phone 24/7. Phone numbers can be found on the site. Users can also speak with a licensed therapist. Those sessions cost $150.
Available to those with Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance. Users can speak live with a real doctor for both medical and mental health concerns. Meetings are secure and confidential, and doctors are available 24/7.
View a list of faith communities in the Arlington area.
Parents Helping Parents
Offering a 24/7 Parental Stress Line at 1-800-632-8188, and online support groups five days a week.
Arlington Council on Aging
Telephone check-in for seniors: call 781-316-3400 and leave a message. A staff member will return your call as soon as possible.
Get an e-card online instantly (no ID or proof of address required), and access free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and more.
Arlington police remind residents that resources remain available for those who may be experiencing domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic. As always, please call 911 in an emergency.
Massachusetts’ statewide 24/7 toll-free, multilingual hot line and a resource for anyone affected by domestic violence: 877-785-2020.