Status of JustUs Health Services and Programs

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF JUSTUS HEALTH SERVICES AND PROGRAMS:

In general, we ask our clients and partners to prioritize your health and healing. Our staff will continue to work remotely to maintain social distancing through October 31. We are able to provide our services through phone, fax, mail, email and online meeting tools throughout this time.

Behavioral Health

Our clinical staff are currently taking appointments and seeing clients. We are working to provide as much support as possible to our communities during this pandemic. Behavioral Health Services offers tele-therapy options to all clients.  Tele-therapy can be accessed with a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. We will continue to enroll new clients in services. In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1. If you are in need of immediate emotional support, please contact the Nation Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-6255.

Opportunity Conference 

Both the Community Day and Professional Day have now been rescheduled and will be offered virtually! The Professional Series will take place November 17 - 20. Register here. The Community Program will take place November 12 - 15 and will be completely free. Participate here

TRANSFORMING CARE LUNCHEON

We have postponed our first annual JustUs Health Transforming Care Luncheon until August 13. Join us to participate in our new, virtual format.

Peer Support 

HERR Day Out and PositiveLink support services are continuing regular support groups via online tools. 

We are encouraging people at risk of severe COVID-19 illness to view our Who's at higher risk? page. We continue to monitor the situation to determine if cancellations to individual events need to occur and will be communicated to program members directly.

Minnesota AIDSLine 

Service and hours of operation will not be impacted; all staff are able to respond remotely as needed to calls for information and support.

Transportation Services 

We continue to coordinate transportation for clients using tools that allow our staff to work remotely as needed.

Case Management

Our medical case managers can complete most work with clients over the phone or via the internet at remote locations.

Emergency Financial Assistance/Every Penny Counts 

Our financial assistance staff are committed to finding solutions to ensure that clients can continue to receive the financial support they need.

Health Insurance and Benefits Counseling 

Our benefits counselors and MNSure navigators have the flexibility of working with clients in-person or over the phone/via the internet.

MNsure is offering a special enrollment period (SEP) for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance in response to the potential growth of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. This SEP will allow uninsured individuals 30 days to enroll in health insurance coverage through MNsure. This SEP runs Monday, March 23 through Tuesday, April 21.

Clients who need help can contact our MNsure navigators at benefits@justushealth.org or 612-373-2466.

Mainline Syringe Exchange / HIV TESTING

The mainline syringe exchange is operating under its normal schedule. Check out our website for details on our hours of operation.We have suspending in-person HIV testing at our Territorial office, but will provide HIV testing at the syringe exchange during all regular hours for that location. Testing at this location will use Oraquick tests which provide clients with results in approximately 20 minutes. 

Housing

Our housing staff can complete most work with clients over the phone or via the internet at remote locations.

Legal services

Our legal staff can complete most work with clients over the phone or via the internet at remote locations.

Education and Training

We are planning to hold currently scheduled courses at their originally scheduled days, times and locations. If any individual course is cancelled, participants will be notified at the email address they used during registration. We are continuing to review alternative learning tools like remote teaching. 

 

All other JustUs Health programs, services and events not explicitly mentioned above are planned to continue with no disruption. When or if the situation changes, this page will be updated, and subsequent email alerts will be sent as needed.

Page last updated on Friday, June 26, 2020.