The COVID pandemic has hit Washtenaw County hard. The resources and organizations listed below are built to help our community.
Vaccine Availability is Changing Almost Daily
The vaccine supply is steadily increasing. This means the County and medical providers can offer more and more appointments over time. Check back often to find where pop-up clinics are located, and when your age and medical / employment situation will allow you to sign up for your vaccination.
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
This Act was passed by Democrats with no Republican support. Some resources provided by this act, like the relief checks that can total up to $5,600 for a family of four, are quite clear. Details for distribution of other benefits, like the rental and mortgage assistance, are still being defined. We will update this page as we know more information.
Who Can Sign Up For Vaccination?
oo, , Michigan has expanded vaccine eligibility to all Michiganders 16 and up. Eligible residents are strongly encouraged to register with their local health departments, community health centers, and other vaccination sites to get one of the lifesaving vaccines. Getting vaccinated truly is our best hope for crushing COVID and rebuilding our economy.
Site-specific vaccine information can be found by following the links below.
Local Health Departments – https://www.michigan.gov/
Meijer – https://clinic.meijer.com/
Walmart – https://www.walmart.com/cp/
Ford Field – https://clinic.meijer.com/
If you have vaccine questions, you can visit Michigan.gov/COVIDVaccine to find to the most up-to-date information from the state, including vaccine eligibility, safety information, and clinic locations. Michiganders without access to the internet can call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 888-535-6136 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, to receive information from the state.
Vaccine supply will determine how many appointments are available at any time.
When you sign up, appointments may not be available right away.
You may actually get your appointment via a phone call / email / text message after you sign up.
Sign up as soon as you are eligible.
How To Sign Up For Vaccination
The number of appointments at any place is dependent on the vaccine supply, which is increasing but still limited. If you call one week there may not be appointments available, but if you call the next week there might be. Please be both understanding with the people on the phone with you and persistent in calling.
In Washtenaw County
Call the County Health Department (734) 544-6700 for a live person (they may have to call you back). This will get you in line for all county vaccination appointments.
Meijer is also taking appointments to get vaccinated at their stores: Text COVID to 75049
Washtenaw Self-Serve Appointment Scheduling
For the two mass vaccination sites in Ypsilanti (EMU Convocation Center) and Chelsea (Pierce Lake Elementary School), the County Health Department has opened up online self-serve appointment scheduling. For those eligible starting March 22nd, limited appointments are available, with slots starting in early April.
Go online at https://bit.ly/vaxwchd, or call (734) 544-6700 for phone-based assistance.
Washtenaw Pop-Up Clinics
The County Health Department is also hosting pop-up clinics in partnership with Michigan Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and community partners, including the Washtenaw County Racial Equity Office, local churches, community leaders and Packard Health.
You have to register for the pop-up clinics. For each site, community leaders, volunteers, and staff can provide direct registration. You can also call the County Health Department at (734) 544-6700 and select the pop-up community clinic option, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Scheduled Pop-up Clinics: TBA
Outside Washtenaw County
Meijer is also vaccinating people at Ford Field in Detroit. Text ENDCOVID to 75049, or call the Hotline at (888) 535-6136
All eligible Americans who haven’t received their direct deposit will receive either a check or a debit card in the next few weeks. This time it’s $1,400 per person AND per child or adult dependent, so a family of 4 will be seeing up to $5,600 to help cover those bills that have piled up.
If you have not gotten previous relief: be sure that your tax return is up to date, and that the Social Security numbers of your dependents are listed. If it doesn’t arrive, you can call your Congressional Representative for help.
Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Eastern Washtenaw
12th District: Rep. Debbie Dingell (734) 481-1100
7th District: Rep. Tim Walberg (517) 780-9075
Money to prevent evictions and cover unpaid rent, water or utilities is coming soon – in another 10 days to 2 weeks. We will post updates on how to apply.
SOS Community Services https://soscs.org/
Avalon Housing https://www.avalonhousing.org/
Ozone House https://ozonehouse.org/
If you need help with energy bills, call 211, a free service that connects people with nonprofit agencies across the state. You can also go to mi211.org online. Other ways to get help:
Apply for State Emergency Relief at michigan.gov/mibridges
Apply for a Home Heating Credit at michigan.gov/treasury
Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, and Eastern Washtenaw: Contact DTE Energy at (800) 477-4747 to make payment arrangements
Western and Northern Washtenaw: Contact Consumers Energy at (800) 477-5050 to make payment arrangements
Food Gatherers https://www.foodgatherers.org/
Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels https://ymow.org/
Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels https://www.med.umich.edu/aamealsonwheels/
Community Centers / Orgs Providing Multiple Services
Peace Neighborhood Center https://peaceneighborhoodcenter.org/
Community Action Network https://www.canwashtenaw.org/
Manchester Community Resource Center https://manchestercrc.org/
Faith in Action (Chelsea & Dexter) https://www.faithinaction1.org/
Packard Community Clinic https://packardhealth.org/
Hope Clinic https://thehopeclinic.org/
Covid 19 Community Relief Fund
The United Way with support from the Song Family Foundation has set up a special fund.
100% of the money raised will be used to help other non-profits meet the needs of the county’s vulnerable people
Huron Valley Mutual Aid
Form to submit requests for resources / share resources