Shared Harvest Foundation launched the myCovidMD™ initiative as a tactical emergency response to declining trust in the medical system and growing public health crisis facing disenfranchised neighborhoods nationwide.
We help under-resourced communities get free testing and access to telehealth services during the Coronavirus Public Health crisis.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a disruptive force across the globe. Only by working together will WE combat it.
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April 1st 9:00am PST there are 897,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus Globally. 213,144 cases in the U.S. 11,287 in California.
The CDC is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China in 2019 and which has now been detected in more than 1,500 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
The coronavirus is a community acquired infection that should have a community centered response. The CovidMD® Volunteer Taskforce is an example of a private-public sector collaboration to provide national service that delivers a virtual grassroots triaging system so that no person is left behind in getting the human support and care they need. #wereinthistogether
– Note from Founder of Shared Harvest: NanaEfua Afoh-Manin, MD, MPH
Shared Harvest, a Los Angeles-based social enterprise launches myCovidMD® and myCovid19.live – a free telehealth and online portal that, together, safely connect residents to resources in real-time, by real people.
The initiative is powered by Community Health Partners (CHPs), a task force of volunteer citizens, created to reach people that are uninsured, underinsured, homeless and/or displaced from a medical home due to Covid-19 and nation-wide quarantine.
Volunteer CHPs include trained doctors, nurses, PAs, CNAs, EMTs, therapists, social workers, nutrition coaches and other frontline healthcare providers. They receive sponsored funds for their service towards student debt reduction. We provide this reward because we want to take care of the financial health and mental wellbeing of those who are taking care of others during this critical time.
myCOVIDMD® Community-Based Triage
CHP Video Assessments
Go through the CDC Covid-19 Assessment with a live culturally competent CHP that you can relate to. (No bot!)
Home Wellness Visits
Self-distancing does not have to mean social isolation. We send out a health team that knows how to safely check in on you or a loved one.
myCOVID19 Live aims to disseminate facts, not fiction, and reach every community. If you are a nonprofit or small business, schedule a 20-minute “Myth Buster” and Q&A Session with our expert emergency providers and public health practitioners within just 4 hours notice. SCHEDULE NOW
We belong to a consortium of Covid19-Response efforts that provide food and social support to our health providers and volunteers who put themselves at risk to serve on the frontlines. Click below to learn more.
Food and errand delivery service for busy health providers who need the extra support during shifts.
Oldvine Florals wants bring a smile to everyone with their floral bouquet delivery service. Send a Kindness Floral Gram today.
Chef for Seniors prepares nourishing meals made with love for those in need. They shop, cook meals for the week and clean.
“If you want to be a true professional, you will do something outside yourself. Something to repair tears in your community. Something to make life a little better for people less fortunate than you. That’s what I think a meaningful life is – living not for oneself, but for one’s community.”
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. To do something. Our children and their children will ask us, ‘What did you do? What did you say?’ For some, this vote may be hard. But we have a mission and a mandate to be on the right side of history.”
According to the CDC, reported symptoms from confirmed COVID-19 cases have ranged from mild, cold-like symptoms to severe illness and death. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
A persistent, moderate or severe cough is a symptom to monitor closely.
Have a high fever? Make an appointment with your provider to see if you might be at risk for the Coronavirus.
Shortness of Breath
Have you been feeling a tightness in your chest or having difficulty breathing? Contact a medical professional immediately.
COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing or sneezing.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person contact, especially between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), according to the CDC. The longer contact lasts, the greater the chance of infection.
The virus is transmitted through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby, or be inhaled into the lungs.
Hard surfaces can also host germs. Be sure to wipe down areas that are in contact with various people throughout the day.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Consider carrying hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Stay at home if you’re feeling sick and for up to 24 hours after your symptoms go away.
Get your flu shot if you haven’t done so yet.
Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Throw away the tissue immediately.
Wipe down surfaces that come in contact with multiple people.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fever, cough and shortness of breath.
If your CHP provider believes the COVID-19 test is appropriate for you after your free virtual screening, they will direct you to the ER, a community testing site, or set up a home testing visit to collect a specimen and send it to an appropriate lab. myCovidMD and Shared Harvest Fund also offer free testing pop-up events for underserved communities across the U.S.
Many health care providers and clinics across the country have created their own Covid-19 testing guidelines. With myCovidMD, for your safety and the safety of our staff and patients, we would like you to first consult with one of our virtual providers. Virtual screenings are free of charge.
Results may take 3 to 6 days to process. However, due to the high demand, quicker testing options are coming down the pipeline. Once the results are in, you will receive text notification from myCovidMD with follow up instructions.
Our CHPs are here to reassure you and walk you through the next steps. Depending on your symptoms, you might be advised to go to the emergency room or self-quarantine at home. We will check in with you daily to monitor your progress.
We are closely aligning ourselves with the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health departments. Volunteers wear the proper protective equipment during home visits and wellness checks.
No. myCOVIDMD was created by the people for the people. Our mission is to reach and reassure every individual in every network through our Community Health Partners program. We partner with socially responsible Telemedicine platforms to bring this service to our vulnerable communities who need it most. If you do have insurance, it is important to know that The Governor of California recently announced insurance companies will be mandated to cover the cost of medically necessary screenings and testing for the coronavirus. This means patients may not have to pay copays, coinsurance, or deductibles that apply to the coronavirus.
Our CHPs follow the free Coronavirus Assessment Tool directly from the CDC to systematically assess patients using the latest CDC criteria. Patients answer a series of relevant health questions to determine their risk of COVID-19. During the time of high alert, we feel it is critical to self-distance, but still have human-to-human interactions in order to address other non-medical related concerns, promote wellness and build a trusted community. This is why we don’t use Bots!
Our telemedicine doctors will follow up with you via a video visit or phone call to confirm your symptoms and coordinate further assessment based on local public health department guidelines.
Individuals who only partially meet the CDC criteria will still be followed by are telemedicine providers within 24 hours to follow up. You will be provided the most up-to-date CDC recommendations and explained how to monitor their symptoms.
You can sign up to join the emergency response efforts now by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking the “Volunteer” button on our home page.
We believe that poor financial health is the next crisis that will hit our nation and we want to plan now to provide support to the many volunteers who risk their lives to take care of others and who showed up for their neighbors in the smallest ways.
A highly qualified team of Medical Directors (MD), Physicians Assistants (PA), and Nurse Practitioners (NP), and Community Health Providers who have been prescreened and qualified and culturally competent to provide public health information specific to Covid-19
The myCovidMD app makes use of the latest developments in security architectures for both the Apple and Android platforms and will be made available through the official Apple and Google Play stores. These steps ensure the application is safely and securely installed and never tampered with.