What do I do if I have a routine appointment coming up?
Office availability and hours will vary, and the types of services available will depend on your circumstances. Video visits with your doctor or care team using your phone or computer may be an effective way to address your medical needs. Our Safe Care Commitment: Screen – Clean – Protect is in effect in all locations to help keep our patients and staff safe.
What do I do if I have to pick up my medicine from the pharmacy?
When you come in to pick up your prescriptions you will be screened for COVID symptoms at the door. You will be asked to remove your mask, sanitize your hands, and re-mask with a health center issued mask. If you are experiencing fever/cough/muscle aches/sore throat/shortness of breath; or have had contact with someone who has COVID-19 call your primary care before coming in.
How do I get tested for COVID-19?
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever/cough/sore throat/muscle aches/shortness of breath; please call your primary health care provider for guidance. For your safety and the safety of others, please do not come to the Health Center unless you have been instructed to do so. Your provider will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. If you are a North End or Charlestown resident or NEW Health patient you can make an appointment to be tested at one of our testing sites (see information above). If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms such as difficulty breathing or pressure in the chest, please call 911.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
From the CDC: Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposureto the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: – Fever or chills – Cough – Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing – Fatigue – Muscle or body aches – Headache – New loss of taste or smell – Sore throat – Congestion or runny nose – Nausea or vomiting – Diarrhea
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
How do I get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
As of right now Massachusetts is on Phase 2 of vaccination rollout. Eligible individuals include first responders and those age 75 and up. If you are a NEW Health patient, a resident of the North End/Waterfront or Charlestown, and 75+ then you can schedule an appointment to be vaccinated by NEW Health. Visit our vaccine page to learn how. You can also find other COVID vaccine sites by visiting mass.gov.