THE GREATER CAROLINA KERALA ASSOCIATION

COVID-19 Information

GCKA Hotline Number: 9193228420


Quick Reference Info

Emergency: 

      Call 911 immediately

Non-Emergency:

      Call your Primary Care Provider

      North Carolina COVID-19 Hotline: 866-462-3821 (open 24 hours, 7 days a week) For non-emergency COVID-19 questions: Call 211 or text COVIDNC to 898211


UNC Health Hospitals

      UNC Health COVID-19 Helpline: 1-888-850-2684. 

      www.UNCUrgentCare247.com UNC Health offers virtual urgent care through its UNC​ Urgent Care 24/7 virtual consultation service for non-emergency medical issues. 

      Please do not go to Respiratory Diagnostic Clinic without an appointment UNC COVID-19 Test Pricing:

The out-of-pocket cost for testing varies:

      If you have health insurance you will likely pay nothing, as most insurance companies are fully covering the cost of testing

      If you don’t have insurance or choose to self-pay, UNC Health will discount the costs by 40%

      UNC Health testing costs, before insurance or discounts, is $100 

      Doctor visits and other services outside of the test, including urgent care and emergency room visits, are billed separately the same as any other medical services

      at UNC Health


WakeMed Hospitals:

      WakeMed COVID-19 Triage Hotline at 919-350-5200

      If you would like to speak to a provider about your symptoms without potentially exposing others to illness, visit https://www.wakemed.org/virtual-urgent-car​            e WakeMed Hospital Virtual Urgent Care Pricing:

      The fee for Virtual Urgent Care through the end of May has been reduced to

                        $15. Use promo code CARENOW on the payment page to pay the $15 fee.​    


Duke Health Hospitals:

      Duke Health COVID-19 Hotline: 919-385-0429, option 2 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week)

 

Questions:

      GCKA Hotline:

      Email:  bod@gcka.com


COVID - 19 Diaries

GCKA BOD is happy to announce a Series of informational sessions called “COVID-19 Diaries” that would be published through our social media platform for the benefit of our community. We have released the first chapter in the COVID-19 Diaries series aimed at addressing some of questions from our community members related to COVID-19 preparedness, precautions and symptoms. 

Please access the Video through GCKA Youtube channel 

Chapter-1  Chapter-2  Chapter-3 Chapter-4 Chapter-5 Chapter-6 Chapter-7

Donations

We are actively seeking more donations from GCKA community members in any amount to the GCKA Emergency fund that will be used for the purpose of procuring the raw materials and other related expenses for this initiative. Please make your donations using paypal at  www.paypal.me/gcka

We are also accepting unused 100% cotton fabrics from our member community as raw material. Please write to us at bod@gcka.com and the same will be picked up by our volunteers

Volunteers for Mask Making

Please register here if you would like to volunteer in any of the categories. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnKv9A0WyFKnz6Uxn5hJHZNTq-Bw2z1GXuoIZYuzD3qCQj8Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

GCKA Mask Request Form

If you would like to place a request for masks, please do so in the form below. Refer to the guideline below and be mindful of the needy while placing the request.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScV52a6AshWxy0uwEoO82TQi1wjOdRLO4Mr51V0aadByPs9_g/viewform

If there are suggestions on bulk mask orders for any healthcare centers or voluntary organizations who are in the frontline helping the community, please write to bod@gcka.com with details.

GCKA BOD will follow below guidelines for prioritization of the requests for the masks.

1.     Healthcare professionals from GCKA members / Malayalee community in our area

2.     Healthcare professionals or related organizations outside of the community

3.     Requests from community members

4.     Requests from Town officials in our area

5.     Others - Individuals or organizations

Virtual Food Drive

You can donate here - http://secure.foodbankcenc.org/goto/gcka

We are excited to announce that GCKA is partnering with the NC Food Bank to address food insecurity in our community.The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina works to nourish people, build solutions and empower communities. Throughout their 34-county service area, the Food Bank works with over 800 partner agencies to serve nearly 600,000 individuals, families, children and seniors facing food insecurity. 





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