Covid-19 Resources

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In January 2021, Hamilton County Commissioners launched the COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Relief Task Force to meet the critical needs of families and businesses affected by COVID-19. Together with our partners, we resolve to make community support known and swiftly provided to those in need. Find direct economic relief and recovery resources at

Family Support & Public Services

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted our way of interacting with friends, family and the community with serious implications on our economy and health.  Many Hamilton County residents are feeling the emotional effects of being isolated and physically distanced. Some students are struggling with online education. And COVID isolation has hidden domestic and child abuse. The Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls wants to you to know that help is available. Please check out the resources below and don’t hesitate to reach out.

FREE Covid-19 Testing
Test and Protect, Hamilton County CARES COVID-19
Hamilton County Public Health

Adult and Parenting Coping Resources
Cincinnati Children’s Adult Help: Coping with COVID Information for Adults and Parents

Crisis Information:
Call 911 for immediate emergencies
Hamilton County Mental Health Access Point (MHAP)
(513) 558-8888 
Mobile Crisis Team At University Hospital
(513) 584-5098
Mobile Crisis is available M-F from 8:30 am to 12:00 am and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
After hours, referrals can be made through Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES). Call (513) 584-8577. PES will page the Mobile Crisis Team if necessary. 
NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
(513) 636-4124 
Talbert House Crisis Hotline- 24-hour suicide and crisis hotline offers crisis intervention and information and referral services to individuals of any age.
(513) 281-CARE (2273) or text Talbert to 839863

Experiencing or witnessing child abuse
Call the 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline: 513-241-KIDS

Experiencing or witnessing domestic/partner abuse?
Women Helping Women call 513-381-5610 

YWCA call 513-872-9259 

Food assistance
JFS Food Assistance benefits

General Social Service needs
United Way call 211

If you are at risk of causing harm to your child:
Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD or text CONNECT to 741741

Mental Health Resources
Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board 

Ohio Careline: (800) 720-9616

United Way: Call 211

Rent Relief

Pro Seniors provides education, advice, advocacy, representation and justice for seniors in Ohio, all provided at no cost to clients.
Email - [email protected]

Stressed and Overwhelmed?
CDC guidelines for coping with stress

Substance and Alcohol Abuse Resources
Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition 
Find 24/7 hotlines below:

  • Addiction Services Council, Local: (513) 281-7880, Kentucky: (859) 415-9280
  • Beckett Springs (513) 817-0907
  • BrightView (513) 834-7063
  • Mental Health Hotline (513) 281-CARE
  • Drug & Poison Information Center (DPIC) (513) 636-5111


Utility Resources

Youth in need of academic support for online education?
Cincinnati Public Schools offers free access for one-on-one homework help

Youth in need of socializing?
Cincinnati Children’s Resources for promoting mental and emotional health

Test and Protect Covid-19 Testing Sites

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Test and Protect is a partnership between Hamilton County, The Health Collaborative, 5 regional health systems and one regional University to:

  • Make testing convenient for those that need it
  • Test people at a location that they can get to (somewhere near you)
  • Get results to those tested as quickly as possible
  • Stop the spread by providing positive case information to public health workers
  • Understand the spread of the disease to better protect and improve the health of all people in Hamilton County

Click to visit the Test and Protect website.

"Testing is one of the main components of our work toward ending the COVID-19 pandemic," according to Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman. "Testing and then isolating positive cases while performing extensive contact tracing is the roadmap to ending this pandemic. Information on these and other testing locations throughout the County are available on our website:"

COVID-19 Press Briefings

ICRC (Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission) provides these live Hamilton County updates at 10 AM on Wednesdays, hosted by County Commissioner Denise Driehaus with other county officials as guests.

Additional Resources

Public Library

Wireless internet access is available 24/7 from outside of the Public Library buildings, including parking lots. Below are some of the additional services and information available from the Public Library.