Covid-19 Updates

As frontline organizations of the COVID-19 pandemic, you provide care to Floridians most in need. FBHA is here to support members with a webpage that includes the latest guidance, best practices, toolkits and policies to assist members during this challenging time.  

Individual/Client Information

  • Unemployment assistance applications are being accepted by Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).  Apply for benefits online. 
  • The HUD Exchange Mailing List is providing frequent updates and guidance for the Continuum of Care programs and providers of housing and services for the homeless. 
  • Individuals needing to apply for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance (TANF) or Medicaid, please go to Access Florida website. 

Provider Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Resources

  • CMS Approves Florida’s Section 1135 waiver in response to the COVID-19 National Emergency and provides a wide variety of Medicaid flexibilities. 
  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. See the Department of Labor website for updates on employee rights and assistance. 

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During the COVOD-19 pandemic

If you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed about the coronavirus, you are not alone. The first thing people should know is, what they are experiencing is normal, but if the feelings become too much for you to deal with on your own, there is help available.

Watch the video prepared by Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. here.



Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health Care: Perspectives from a Psychiatrist and Primary Care Provider on Access and Treatment 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 12pm ET | 9am PT 

Dr. Madhukar Trivedi MD, Psychiatrist and PsychU Major Depressive Disorder Section Advisor, and Dr. Sloan Manning MD, Primary Care Physician and PsychU Primary Care Provider Corner Section Advisor, will discuss how the COVID-19 has impacted mental health care, not only access, but treatment as well. 

Discover more about the webinar here.

Download the webinar flyer here.