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Starcare Specialty Health System announced a COVID-19 hotline is now available for Lubbock and surrounding areas to help people assess and cope with this pandemic crisis.

According to a press release from Starcare Specialty Health System, the hotline is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at (806) 740-1450 through May. You can call with questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and speak with a qualified mental health professional.

You can also text “StarCare” to 67634 to receive COVID-19 information.

It's good to know we have help right here in Lubbock that is just a phone call away. Whether you're feeling alone or are balancing family challenges this can be an important resource to consider during this difficult time.

Here's what they shared in their press release:

Kaley Daniel, corporate communications director, says the hotline is a channel for connectivity, information sharing and support. “As part of the Texans Recovering Together effort, the hotline aims to connect people with COVID related information and resources,” Daniel said, “whether they have questions about local testing site locations or need someone to talk to about feeling anxious from the challenges of the pandemic.”

Starcare Specialty Health Systems is located at 3804 I-27 in Lubbock. You can follow this link to their Facebook page for more information.