Community Resources

For Individuals

United Way of Dane County is gathering resources for those affected by Coronavirus. Please review the list below to learn more about available relief. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please click here or call United Way 211. This page will be updated on a weekly basis.

  • COVID-19 Testing and Care: All health care systems in Dane County have confirmed that they are not charging individuals for COVID-19 care though they may charge insurance plans if patients have insurance. The Alliant Center testing center is continuing through August 31, 2020. For the week of July 6, community testing sites for local community members only will be open at the Boys and Girls Club Center on Thursday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm and at the Sherman Avenue Community Center on Saturday from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

  • In response to the recent spike in positive COVID-19 cases, Public Health Madison & Dane County issued an amended Forward Dane Phase Two order that took effect July 2. The restrictions will remain in place for at least a month.

  • The Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) has compiled and is sharing a general telehealth guide, providing HIPAA compliant telehealth comprehensive medication reviews (CMRs) and clarification on reimbursement processes through WI Medicaid.

  • The State of Wisconsin offers assistance with burial or funeral expenses through its Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program. Providers may be reimbursed up to $1,500 in funeral expenses. To be eligible, the deceased must be enrolled in one of Wisconsin’s assistance programs such as Badger Care or Medicaid.

  • In celebration of Dairy Month, State Farm agents will be offering nearly 54,000 vouchers for free gallons of milk, redeemable at Kwik Trips through July 16.

  • The City and County are encouraging everyone to get tested. Free COVID-19 Community Testing Site at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison. No appointments or pre-registration necessary. Drive-through, bike-up or walk-up. Site is open 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 8:00 am – 8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 31.

  • The Dane County Public Health website provides comprehensive information on the novel coronavirus and response in Dane County.

  • Dane County COVID-19 Dashboard provides new and cumulative COVID-19 case counts for Dane County, updated daily.

  • HealthWell Foundation is providing assistance to individuals for up to $250 for costs associated with delivered food, medication, diagnostics, transportation and telehealth as a result of COVID-19 risk or incidence.

  • Solstice House 24/7 Mental Health Warmline: (608) 244-5077
  • Alcohol and Drug Use 24/7 Helpline: (608) 228-1278
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 or Text TALKWITHUS to 66746
  • The Family Center (telehealth services only): (608) 316-1180
  • Journey Mental Health (telehealth services only): (608) 280-2720
  • Lutheran Social Services (telehealth and in-person services. In-person requires COVID-19 screening.): (608) 277-0610
  • Parental Stress Line offering free 24/7 support for parents under stress. Available in all languages: (800) 632-8188

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