Updated on August 31, 2022
Looking for additional information? These resources can help.
Rhode Island Department of Health: COVID-19
Find updated information on COVID-19 in Rhode Island, including where to get tested and vaccinated. Visit the RIDOH website.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): COVID-19
This comprehensive resource offers vaccination information, tips for preventing COVID-19, a map of affected areas, and resources for individuals with COVID-19. Read more.
United Way 211
Get help with 211, your free and confidential resource for assistance with housing, food, and so much more. You can call 211 for help 24/7. Learn more.
RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence
People who are surviving violence in their relationships or families may be experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by social distancing measures. Rhode Islanders seeking help can call the Coalition’s 24/7 confidential hotline at 1-800-494-8100. Visit www.ricadv.org.
Find a Doctor
Need care but don’t have a doctor? Use our tool to find a provider in our network. Search now.
Your BCBSRI plan may include 24/7 video chat with a board-certified doctor or licensed therapist on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.* Visit drs-online.com.
Build your resilience
We’ve all faced many challenges during the pandemic, so it’s important to think about resilience—or your ability to bounce back from tough times. That’s why our healthcare experts at BCBSRI created the Rhode to Resilience video series. These short videos are filled with tips you can use to bounce back from your own challenges.
Help for mental health and substance use disorders
Learn about the comprehensive list of services and benefits available to you as a BCBSRI member. Read more.
Rhode Island adults experiencing mental health and substance use crises can receive the appropriate services they need by calling (401) 414-LINK (5465). Visit www.bhlink.org.
Kids’ Link RI™
This 24/7 hotline for kids in emotional crisis—1-855-543-5465—is offered in collaboration with Gateway Healthcare, Lifespan, Hasbro Children's Hospital, and Bradley Hospital. Find help.
This hotline—(401) 606-5456—offers 24-hour telehealth service access for people with moderate to severe opioid use disorder who want to start buprenorphine treatment. Learn more.
Your Blue Store Studio classes
Fitness discounts with Blue365®
An exclusive benefit of your BCBSRI health plan, Blue365 offers big savings on live, virtual yoga, fitness, and meditation classes. You’ll find the details here.
Get active with the Virgin Pulse® app
Physical activity is a great way to relieve stress, support your health, and stay balanced during difficult times. If offered as part of your health plan, the Virgin Pulse app can help you get motivated and get going. You can earn points on your own or through healthy team challenges, find tips for coping with stress, and track your activity level, weight, sleep habits, and moods.
Virgin Pulse also offers these helpful programs:
- RethinkCare– Reduce stress while improving your well-being, performance, relationships, and sleep.
- Mindfulness 101 – Learn the basics of a mindfulness and meditation practice.
- Yoga 101 – Learn the basics of a yoga practice in the beginner movement program.
To get started, sign up at join.VirginPulse.com or download the Virgin Pulse app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.** Choose Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island as your sponsor, then connect your Fitbit® or other wearable device.
*BCBSRI Doctors Online is not available with all plans. In the case of an emergency, you should always call 911. Doctors Online is not intended to replace these services and should not be used in those circumstances. Doctors Online is a telemedicine service provided by American Well®, an independent company that administers Doctors Online on behalf of BCBSRI.
**Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc
Virgin Pulse® is an independent wellness company, contracted by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) to provide wellness services.