Status of Rainbow Health Services and Programs

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF Rainbow 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 for the foreseeable future to maintain social distancing. 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 teletherapy 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.

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. Clients who need help can contact our MNsure navigators at benefits@rainbowhealth.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 suspended 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

All courses and trainings are being held online for the time being. Check out the training page to learn more about the education services offered at this time.

 

All other Rainbow 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 Monday, Jan. 4, 2020.