Give an Hour’s Hospital Heroes program launched shortly after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The support of Aetna, a CVS health company, enabled Give an Hour to pivot to meet an emerging need. This short-term program served as an example of private-public collaboration to address the mental health needs of our front-line health workers and now that permanent programming is established across America, Give an Hour has closed the initiative.  We extend our thanks to our generous funder and our tireless providers who provided over 1500 hours of no-cost mental health support to Hospital Heroes across our nation.  

Do You Need Urgent Care?  

  • Get Immediate Support by Text: Dealing with anxiety, stress, or fear? Text FRONTLINE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. Free, 24/7, confidential.  
  • Get Immediate Support by Phone: Call 1-800-985-5990 to get help and support for any distress that you or someone you care about may be feeling related to any disaster.​ ​ 

Additional Resources for Hospital Heroes*: 

  • Therapy Aid provides pro-bono therapy for frontline health care professionals, including individual and group support. 
  • The Emotional PPE Project connects health care professionals with licensed mental health professionals who can help. This service is free and does not require insurance. 
  • COVID Mental Health Support from the Pandemic Crisis Services Response Coalition offers free mental health support, searchable by area. 
  • The Battle Within provides free therapy to medical personnel, first responders, and veterans. Private therapists are available to work with individuals in crisis, or who are experiencing grief, anxiety, stress, or trauma. 
  • 911 At Ease International provides access to free trauma-informed counseling for frontline responders and families, including police, fire, paramedics, emergency medical personnel, and other essential agencies. 
  • Physician Support Line was created with the mission of physicians supporting physicians as we navigate the many professional and personal intersections of our lives. The 700+ volunteer psychiatrists at Physician Support Line promise to provide emotional support and a safe holding space for physicians and medical students who are affected by racism, and we absolutely condemn racism in all its forms.   
  • Caring For Caregivers (CFC) was launched to provide psychotherapy for frontline physicians fighting COVID-19 in NYC hospitals. Highly experienced therapists and psychiatrists provide up to three months of complimentary individual therapy via telehealth medicine. To accommodate busy and shifting schedules, clinicians offer flexible hours including evenings and weekends. 
  • HEAL NJ healthcare Workers Covid Hope & Healing Helpline provides live Covid crisis counseling support, 7 days a week from 8 am – 8 pm to all New Jersey Healthcare Workers, their families, and caregivers statewide, with emergency support available 24/7. The professionally trained crisis counselors and peers provide telehealth crisis counseling, virtual support groups, and wellness webinars.  

* Listing does not imply endorsement