Helpful resources

Updated on August 31, 2022

Looking for additional information? These resources can help.

COVID-19 information

Find updated information on COVID-19 in Rhode Island, including where to get tested and vaccinated. Visit the RIDOH website.

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.

Community resources

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.

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

Finding care

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

Emotional health

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.

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

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.

Physical health

Your Blue Store℠ fitness classes are favorites with our members. You can join them online from the comfort of home through the BCBSRI Facebook page or sign up for an in-person class.

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.

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 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.