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Covid-19 Austin Help Resources

You’ve heard enough about how to avoid COVID-19…

Let’s talk about how to avoid going CRAZY being cooped inside, and what resources you have at your disposal from your home.

This is a running list that was last updated 2 minutes before I hit send, so I am planning to continue to update this on my website here: BLOG POST LINK

If you have something you are finding useful and would like to add to help our community, email me at


  1. Balance Wellness Telehealth – this can take many forms based on your needs: review of symptoms, Chinese medicinal herb prescription and dropship, breathing exercises, stretch recommendations, holding space for you…
  2. Remedy – Free telemedicine for flu-like symptoms for patients with ANY insurance or Medicare.
  3. Austin ISD Telemedicine – Waived copay for Austin ISD students
  4. Vital Side Brain Retraining Course – Learn the most effective tools to treat chronic health issues.
  5. Sliding scale therapy and coronavirus support group (online) – Local business
  6. Free therapy phone consultation – telehealth sessions covered through Medicare, Humana and BCBS TX-state funded plans. Sliding scale.
  7. Online Therapy Company Reviews
  8. Online physical therapy with a local Austin PT
  9. Crisis text line – Text HOME to 741741 and speak anonymously with a crisis counselor.


  1. Tara Brach Guided Meditations
  2. Headspace – Several guided meditations for free
  3. Calm – Several guided meditations for free
  4. Ten Percent Happier – Guided meditations, newsletters and more are part of their “Coronavirus Sanity Guide”
  5. 5 simple (but powerful) tools for fighting stress


  1. Qigong to strengthen the Lungs and immune system
  2. Qigong and advice when coming down with an illness
  3. Free Yoga OnDemand with CorePowerYoga
  4. Myo Massage – various online yoga, barre and pilates class by donation
  5. Free yoga with Adriene
  6. Ways for Kids and Families to Move and Learn Together


  1. Do512 – Great list of activities and workshops to do from your house
  2. More audio and TV streaming services – for when you reach the end of Netflix
  3. Enjoy Austin Culture Online – local music, art and more, all online
  4. 17 Free online learning sites – learn a new skill!
  5. Netflix Party – This Chrome extension allows watching movies with friends while social distancing. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows.
  6. Quarantine Karaoke
  7. The World’s Largest Live Nature Cam Network (Animals, Space, Nature)

Kid’s Entertainment / Education

  1. PBS Kids – lots of activities for kids, sign up for daily email
  2. Khan Academy – free education resources Pre-K – 12
  3. Scholastic – Free Learn at Home program
  4. Outschool – Free live online classes for ages 3-18
  5. Lunch doodles with Mo Willems – great for younger kids who are into drawing

And much more

  1. Covid-19 Resource Guide by Chris Kresser
  2. Mobilize Without Fear: Self Care in the Time of Coronavirus by Stephen Cowan, MD
  3. Holistic Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty by Brodie Welch, LAc.
  4. 15 Ways to Practice Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus by Hanna Kozlowska, Quartz
  5. Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty by Doreen Marshall, Ph.D., American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  6. Common Anxiety Triggers from Defining Wellness
Chris Goddin, owner and acupuncture of Balance Wellness

Why choose Balance?

I have made it my mission to be an advocate for you, my patients, and determine what steps you need to take to improve your health and get to the root of your health issues. My background in Integrative Medicine gives me the opportunity to understand the various mechanisms that are causing your health issues and the tools we can use to fix them.

I feel extremely fortunate to have found this medicine and I look forward to the opportunity to share it with you!

—Chris Goddin, L.Ac.


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