Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare providers in the U.S. and are on the front lines of the current coronavirus disease 2019-2020 outbreak. The Ohio Pharmacists Association is working with state leaders and closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 from both the Centers for Disease Control and Ohio Department of Health. We will update this resource page as new resources and news becomes available.

Use this one page summary document created by Harvard Medical School students to review the virology and basic background of COVID-19. As patients are asking questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms, use this guide to help you differentiate between COVID-19, seasonal flu, a cold and seasonal allergies.


Help OPA Promote the Importance of Pharmacist Care During this Pandemic

As pharmacists are on the front lines working to help contain the pandemic, providing patient care, and ease the concerns and fears of the general public. Ohio Pharmacists Association created a short survey to help tell your story. Please fill out this survey to help OPA share the amazing work you are doing to the general public, other organizations and social media.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Sign Up

Interested providers are requested to voluntarily sign up to be recognized as a COVID-19 vaccine provider. The state of Ohio will not require that all providers offer the vaccine once it is available to the public. Additionally, the state is not requiring that Ohio residents get vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine once available. A timeline of the vaccine release date was shared with a predicted release in mid-November for a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series. The vaccines will be delivered in kits with a minimum of 100 doses per kit. 

Click here for additional details


OPA COVID-19 Pharmacy Relief Registry 

OPA has been contacted by members about their shortage of pharmacy team members during the COVID-19 outbreak. To assist pharmacy staffing needs, we are working to develop the OPA COVID-19 Pharmacy Relief Registry.

If you are a pharmacist, pharmacy intern, or registered/certified pharmacy technician who is willing to temporarily assist another practice site in Ohio, please register using the button below. By providing your information, you agree to have your name, city, email, and phone number listed on the Members Only page of the OPA website to be contacted to fill staffing needs. 

  Pharmacists Form      Pharmacy Interns Form      Pharmacy Technicians Form  


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Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health will answer questions from the public regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and resources visit coronavirus.ohio.gov

The Ohio Department of Health has many resources and guidance documents to help healthcare providers care for the ill and mitigate their own risk. Read the guidance documents here.

Public Health and Executive orders signed by the Governor and Health Director in response to COVID-19

Governor DeWine Executive Orders
  • Updated orders can be found here.  
Ohio Department of Health

State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy


Insurance

Ohio Department of Insurance

If you have questions regarding Medicare beneficiaries please visit Medicare.gov or call 800-Medicare (800-633-4227). For Medicare caregiver questions or concerns,  please visit the Ohio Department of Aging website or call 866-243-5678 to find the Area Agency on Aging serving your community. 

  • Updated information can be found here.

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Changes

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the changes from pharmacy benefit managers visit the following websites: 


Resources

National Resources 

National Pharmacy Resources

Ohio Resources 

General COVID-19 Resources 

Patient Resources