COVID-19: Community Individual Resources
Access Health is committed to continuing to serve your health needs. To protect the health of our staff, members and community, we are not seeing members in the office at this time.
Our essential staff is still working and available to serve you via phone, email and mail. If you need to pick up diabetic supplies, just call our office and we will set up a contactless curbside pickup.
We are still here, just like we have been since 1999, to address any needs you may have. Just call us at (231) 728-5180. We’re all in this together.
General Local Resources
Call 2-1-1 from any phone to be connected to a list of local resources for everything from food and diapers to rental assistance and bus fare. You can also search their online database: https://www.mi211.org/
Filing for Unemployment
To help workers receive unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19, the Michigan UIA has developed a schedule for workers to file for benefits based on the first letter of your last name.
The day which you file will not impact whether you receive benefits, or your benefit amount. Claims will be back-dated to reflect the date you were laid-off or let go from your job due to COVID-19. The eligibility window to apply has also been increased from 14 to 28 days from the date of your work stoppage.
Housing and Mortgage Relief
Evictions Suspended through 4/17: Governor Whitmer has temporarily suspended evictions in Michigan until April 17.
Freddie Mac Freddie Mac borrowers who have reduced income may be eligible for assistance, including forbearance for up to 12 months, waived penalties and fees, and stopped foreclosure sales/evictions of borrowers until May 17. More info at: myhome.freddiemac.com/own/getting-help-disaster.html
Fannie Mae Fannie Mae borrowers impacted by COVID-19 may request mortgage assistance by contacting their mortgage servicer. Foreclosure sales and evictions of borrowers are suspended for 60 days. Homeowners impacted by this national emergency are eligible for a forbearance plan to reduce or suspend their mortgage payments for up to 12 months. More info:
Comcast / Xfinity: Free/Discounted Home Internet and Free Hotspots
Home Internet: Comcast offers two months of free internet ($9.95/month after that) for qualifying low income families. There is also an option to obtain a discounted laptop or desktop computer. More info here: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
Hot spots: Xfinity wifi hot spots are open across the country for free. That means you can connect any Xfinity wifi hot spot for free, just look for the “xfinitywifi” wifi connection. You can find hot spots on the map here: https://wifi.xfinity.com/