As MDPCP practices, you play a critical role in the health and safety of Marylanders. Below you will find updates, information, and resources on COVID-19. The Project Management Office (PMO) is also sending weekly Primary Care Covid Update emails that include information and updates on vaccines, therapeutics, and testing. If you are interested in receiving these emails, please fill out this form.
COVID-19 Action Steps: The Triple Play
- Outreach to patients who are unvaccinated or due for boosters and schedule a vaccine appointment at your practice or any vaccination site.
- Test patients at your practice as needed, order free POC tests from MDH, or refer patients for testing when appropriate.
- Refer patients to monoclonal antibody treatment and prescribe oral antivirals if eligible and as early as possible.
Refer to the MDPCP COVID-19 Triple Play Strategy Guide for additional details. Further details on each play can be found below.
MDPCP providers can assist patients by providing COVID-19 vaccinations in their practices or referring patients to get vaccinated at a local pharmacy.
Providing Vaccinations in Your Practice
There are three steps to setting up ImmuNet to be able to be a COVID-19 vaccine administrator:
- Enrolling in ImmuNet (your practice may already be enrolled)
- Setting up EHR Reporting to ImmuNet
- Registering in ImmuNet to be a COVID-19 vaccine administrator
Refer Your Patients to Get Vaccinated
If you do not offer COVID-19 vaccine in your practice, you can refer patients to covidvax.maryland.gov to find a vaccination site and sign up for a vaccination appointment.
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
General COVID-19 Vaccine Information
COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Guides and Resources
COVID-19 Vaccinator Training Resources
COVID-19 Vaccine Billing and Resources
As a primary care provider, you can request free point-of-care tests for your office in order to be able to test your patients quickly for COVID-19. You must have an active Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) Certificate of Waiver to obtain these tests. You can also provide or refer patients for PCR testing when appropriate.
COVID-19 Testing Resources
COVID-19 Guidance on Testing
COVID-19 Point-of-Care Testing Information and Resources
MDH Testing Adoption Project
Team of MDH staff aimed at assisting health care providers with implementing PCR testing
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Primary care providers play an integral role in diagnosing patients with COVID-19 and then referring them for appropriate therapeutics. You can join this effort by referring patients with COVID-19 for monoclonal antibody treatment or prescribing an oral antiviral. Read the latest Provider Updates from the MDH COVID-19 Therapeutics Team here for additional information and resources.
COVID-19 Therapeutics Resources
COVID-19 General Therapeutics Information and Guidance
COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Information and Guidance
COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Information and Guidance
MDPCP COVID-19 Update Webinars
At this time, the MDPCP has no upcoming MDPCP COVID-19 Update Webinars scheduled. For previous webinar recordings and slides, please visit our Archive page. For the most common questions, please view the Primary Care COVID-19 FAQs.
According to the CDC, long COVID is the term used to describe the long-term effects patients may be experiencing after being infected with COVID-19. The duration of these effects varies and may not affect all those previously or currently diagnosed with COVID-19. Below you will find resources on what to screen for in patients, long COVID symptoms, provider and patient enrichment.
Resources for Providers:
What is Long COVID?
- General information on long COVID and symptoms:
- General information on caring for patients with long COVID
Provider Burnout Associated with Long COVID
- Provider burnout is a stress response associated with being in prolonged occupational situations, such as the COVID-19 pandemic
- General resources for provider burnout:
Current Research into Long COVID
Resources for Patients:
General Helpful Information on Long-COVID Effects
How to Prepare for Your Next Appointment
General Guidance & Resources
Telehealth Coding and Billing Information
Resources for 65+ Patients and Community Members
Providers Vaccinating Children
Administering COVID-19 Vaccine
Talking with Patients and Families about COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccine Information for Parents
- Maryland Department of Health covidLINK "Information for Parents" Page - What parents and caretakers need to know about COVID-19 vaccines for children
Getting Your Child Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine - Checklist for parents as they prepare for child’s COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know - Answers to questions parents commonly ask about vaccinating children for COVID-19
Special Olympics COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for People with Intellectual Disabilities - This resource includes an Education Toolkit of materials for athletes, caregivers, and families to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine (includes hand-outs and videos)
Asthma and Allergy Network COVID-19 Vaccine for Children: What Parents Need to Know - Answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children with asthma and allergies
BeyondType1 COVID-19 Vaccines for Children & Teens with Diabetes - Information for parents with children with diabetes, including finding a vaccine appointment, managing vaccine side effects, and helping children with diabetes that get sick with COVID-19
Autistic Self-Advocacy Network COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet - Hand-outs and videos for parents of children with autism and people with autism (available in easy-read versions and Spanish)
Get the Facts Campaign Vaccines for Children and Youth | National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) - The Get the Facts campaign is based on CDC guidance, offering facts about COVID-19 vaccines in a simple and memorable way that counters common misconceptions. These facts address cost, ingredients, side effects, eligibility, and more. Available in 30+ languages.
For more information, please visit MDH’s Coronavirus page