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COVID-19 Resource Guide

With Coronavirus, it can seem like each day means more services closing for the near future. Below are resources for seniors and caregivers that are still available in some capacity.  

Note: Please note that information is rapidly changing. This information is current as of August 5, 2021 and will be updated as needed. Call a resource before visiting. 

Covid-19 Advisory (via Washtenaw County Health Department, issued 8/5/21)

Covid-19 cases in Washtenaw County

Covid-19 Testing

  • Ascent Urgent Care (140 S Industrial Dr, Saline). 7 days/wk (Sat/Sun by appointment only) (results in 72 hours). Now offering rapid antigen test through nasal swab. Results take only 10 minutes ($100 fee).
    • Clinics do not give out the results. Once you get one time email containing the PDF COVID-19 test results, open the PDF file using your four digit year of birth as a password.
  • IHA Urgent Care @ EMU (Ypsilanti) M-F 8:00am-6:00pm/ weekends 8:00am-4:00pm (results in 24-72 hours). Can’t accommodate walk-ins, Must register in advance.
  • Kroger has partnered with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to offer testing. Click here for more information.
  • Living Hope Church of the Nazarene (2780 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108) (Fridays 4:00-7:00pm) (results in 24-36 hours). Offers drive through and walk up appointments.
  • LynxDx– Offers drive thru Covid testing (saliva swab). Testing is available with or without insurance or symptoms. Must register in advance (results in 48 hours).
    • The Ann Arbor site is open 7 days a week: 8am – 6pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; 10am-6pm Thursday; 8am-6pm Friday; 10am – 5pm Saturday; 2pm – 6pm Sundays. The drive thru is located at 2|42 Church parking lot on 648 S Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Please use the entrance with the sign “COVID Testing Today.” Follow the signs through the parking lot to join the end of the line.
  • Michigan Medicine (current patients only)– Drive up testing. 380 Packard Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI 48103/ (734) 936-4000.
  • Prognify Urgent Care & Walk-in Clinic (Ann Arbor- Washtenaw Ave). M-F 10:00am-5:00pm (results in 2-5 business days)
  • Washtenaw County Health Department
  • Covid-19 Test Finder

COVID-19 screening is offered to anyone with at least one symptom, including: fever higher than 100 degrees, cough, shortness of breath, severe tiredness/fatigue, sore throat, muscle aches, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, runny nose/congestion, or decreased appetite. Bring insurance information.

Covid-19 Vaccine Scheduling

  • Washtenaw County Health Department
    • People 65+or who cannot use the online form can call  (734) 544-6700 to schedule an appointment.
  • CVS
  • Kroger
    • Call (866) 211-5320 to schedule via phone
  • Meijer
    • Call local store to schedule via phone
    • Text “COVID” to 75049 to register and receive updates.
  • Packard Health (have limited vaccines available; focus on existing clients)
  • Rite Aid
  • Sam’s Club (you do not need to be a member to receive a vaccine)
  • Walgreens
    • Must create free Walgreens account
    • To schedule via phone, call your local pharmacy or 1-800-925-4733
  • Walmart
  • Detroit Area Vaccine Hunters
  • Nurse on the Run Program
    • Homebound individuals unable to go to a vaccination site can schedule home visits through the Nurse on the Run program. Leave a message at 734-544-6700 or email L-wchdcontact@washtenaw.org.

Covid Vaccine Clinics

Transportation to Covid Appointments

Caregiving

Food Assistance- Food Pantries 

Please note that pantry hours/days may change. Find the most up to date information by visiting Food Gatherers’ website: www.foodgatherers.org/needfood or calling them at (734) 761-2795

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  • Aid in Milan (offering grab and go groceries during business hours. Can call to schedule an appointment outside of work hours)
    • Also offer Pantry on Wheels grocery delivery for older adults (60+) who live in the 48160 Zip Code/Milan Area School district, are unable to leave their homes under normal circumstances, and are unable to obtain food or prepare complete meals. Call (734) 508-6229 to register. A suggested donation of $3.00 per meal is encouraged.
  • Bethesda Bible Church (2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month 10:00am-12:00pm) 
  • Catholic Social Services Northside Food Pantry (Tu 2:00-5:30pm & Th 10:00am-2:30pm)
  • Community Action Network/Bryant Community Center (M-Th 10:00am-3pm, F 10:00am-2:00pm)
  • Faith in Action (M, W 11:00am-7:00pm & Tu, Th 9:00am-4:00pm). All clients and shoppers who need to come in the building for services will need to show proof of vaccination.
  • Hope Clinic (M, W, F 9:30am-12:00pm, T, Th 12:30-3:00pm, Sa 10:00am-12:00pm)
    • Offer grocery delivery for homebound community members who do not have anyone to pick up groceries for them, live in the local area and are in need of food. Call Hope on Tuesdays from 10am-noon at (734) 484-2989. Groceries will be delivered on Wednesdays between 2-5pm.
    • Pantry appointments available! Call (734) 484-2989 weekdays, 9 AM – 5 PM to set up an appointment.
    • Walk up Pantry available at the Farm Stand located at 454 Harriet Street. Open Mondays 9:30am-12pm, Thursdays 12:30pm-3pm, and Saturdays 12pm-1pm. Dairy, meat, and personal care items are not available at the walk up pantry.
  • Jesus International Ministry Network (Sa, 10:30am- 12:00pm, 4th Sa of the month 11:30am-1:00pm)
  • Jewish Family Services Delivery and curb-side pickup available. Call (734) 769-0209 (prompt 6) or place a request online by the previous Friday to reserve. Require medical documentation in order to receive grocery delivery.
  • Joyful Treats (Tu 2:30-4:30pm)
  • Manchester Community Resource Center (M, W 11:30am-2:30pm, T, Th 9:00am-2:30pm, F 9:00am-12:00pm)- Call the office at (734) 428-7722 or email info@manchestercrc.org to make an appointment. Must complete intake forms.
  • Manchester Family Services (3rd Wednesday of the month 1:00-3:00pm)- Call (734) 428-8852 for location
  • Northfield Human Services (M, Tu 11:00am-1:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm)
  • Saline Area Social Services (M 10:00am-5:30pm, T-Th 10:00am-2:30pm)
  • Salvation Army- Ann Arbor (Tu, Th 10:00-11:45am & 1:00-3:00pm) 
  • St. Andrews Church (Sa 7:30-8:30am) 
  • SOS Community Food Pantry (Tu 1:00-6:30pm, W 9:00am-1:00pm) 
  • Click here for a full list compiled by Food Gatherers 

Food Assistance- Home Delivered and Carry Out Meals 

Free/Low Cost Masks

Health Services

Home ServicesUtilities 

  • Consumers Energy has suspended gas shutoffs for non-payment for low-income customers and older adults. Call 1-800-477-5050 with questions.  
  • DTE has suspended shutoffs for non-payment for low-income customers and older adults. If you are in need of payment assistance due to loss of income or a medical condition, call 1-800-477-4747.  
  • Dexter residents can call the City of Dexter if they are having difficulty paying their utility bills. Dexter’s Utility Billing Clerk can be reached at (734) 580-2232. 
  • Saline residents can call the City of Saline if they are having difficulty paying their utility bills. Saline’s Utility Billing Clerk can be reached at (734) 429-4907, Ext. 2204.  
  • Milan is waiving penalties to late payments for utilities. Residents can set up a payment plan without interest. 
  • Faith in Action has emergency funds to help with gas, water, and electric shut off as well as eviction notices. 
  • AT&T will waive late payment fees and will not terminate a customer’s service due to inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. Call (800) 288-2020 if you need help paying your bill.  
  • Sprint will waive late payment fees and will not terminate a customer’s service due to inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. 
  • Verizon will waive late payment fees and will not terminate a customer’s service due to inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. 
  • Comcast offering ‘Internet Essentials’ package free for low-income customers for 60 days 
  • Spectrum is opening their wifi hotspots to the public
  • Everyoneon.org connects you to low-cost deals on internet packages in your area
  • Salvation Army Energy Assistance Services- Apply online or call your local Salvation Army.
  • Friends in Deed offers utility assistance.
  • Read the Ahead of the Curve Blog post about finding low cost internet service in Washtenaw County

Housing Support 

Laundry

  • Hope Clinic’s Wash with Care program offers appointments (1.5hrs) available Mon-Fri from 9 – 11am, 11:15 am- 1:15 pm and 1:30-3:30 pm. To schedule a Wash with Care appointment please call (734) 961-3124 on Fridays.

Mental Health 

NEW! Senior Centers (these centers have reopened as of 11/15/21)

  • Ann Arbor Senior Center– offers reduced programming and drive through events. Call (734) 794-6250 for more information.
  • Chelsea Senior Center– offers programming. Hot lunch is available via curbside pickup with advanced signup. Call (734) 475-9242 for more information or to reserve lunch.
  • Dexter Senior Center– offers a variety of in-person programs. Currently in the process of reopening their lunch café. Call (734) 426-7737 for general information about the center. For information about the lunch café program, call 253-2370.
  • Milan Seniors for Healthy Living– offers a variety of in-person programs. Lunch café and curbside lunch pickup are also available. Call (734) 508-6229 for more information.
  • Pittsfield Township Senior Center– offers selected indoor programs in phases. Lunches are available for curbside pickup with advanced signup. Call (734) 822-2117 for more information or to reserve lunch.
  • Saline Area Senior Center– offers a variety of in-person and virtual programs. Call (734) 429-9274 for more information.
  • Silver Club Memory Programs– offers reduced programming, including a memory café. Call (734) 998-9352 for more information.
  • Turner Senior Wellness Program– offers a variety of in-person and virtual programs. Lunch café also available. Call (734) 998-9353 for more information.
  • Ypsilanti Senior Center– offers a variety of in-person programs. Lunch café also available. Call (734) 483-5014 for more information.
  • Ypsilanti Township 50 & Beyond Program– offers a variety of in-person programs. Lunch café also available. Call (734) 483-5014 for more information. Call (734) 544-3805 for more information.

Social 

  • Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County offers a friendly caller program. Call (734) 971-9781 and press “8” for Senior Services.
  • JFS WISE Comfort Line– Call (734) 769-0209
  • Saline Area Senior Center Friendly Caller Program- click here to sign up.
  • GetSetup teaches older adults how to use videoconferencing, telemedicine, and other technology.
  • Well Connected offers activities, education, support groups, and friendly conversation over the phone or online (visit online or call 877-797-7299). 
  • Silver Club Memory Programs is currently providing free virtual activities for current members. Email Germedsilverclub@umich.edu for more information. 
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is offering free online courses. Visit their website for more information.
  • Commun02 is a free social app. Contact Jewish Family Services at (734) 769-0209 for more information.
  • Senior Planet offers a wide variety of online courses and activities.
  • Click here for information on what services Washtenaw County senior centers are offering during Covid.

Transportation 

Misc

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