COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
The Health Center is actively engaged in implementing a distribution plan for the newly approved COVID-19 vaccines. We will keep Health Center patients updated as more information becomes available. The current vaccination timeline from the Department of Public Health is as follows:
The Health Center is currently scheduling our registered primary care patients age 55 and older, inclusive of those with less than 2 risk factors. When the Health Center is ready to offer additional patients an appointment, they will receive phone, text, or MyChart messages from us with instructions on how to schedule an appointment. Appointments depend on the availability of vaccine and the volume of response we continue to receive from the outreach groups we are currently scheduling. Community Health Center of Cape Cod encourages patients to use MyChart, from there you can self-schedule the appointment as soon as you are notified of availability. Vaccinations are by appointment only. If you are a patient and have questions regarding the vaccine or are eligible and would like to schedule your appointment please call 508-436-4257, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
In the meanwhile, a map and downloadable list of vaccination sites can be accessed here and includes some sites for online appointment scheduling.
The Commonwealth has also started a call center to help eligible residents book COVID-19 vaccine appointments. You can access the call center Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. by dialing by dialing 211 and selecting the prompt for help with scheduling an appointment.
You can also call the Barnstable County COVID-19 Help Line at (774) 330-3001 for more information.
For more information about the Health Center’s efforts related to the COVID-19 vaccine, please click here.
If you have had close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you should be tested 4 days after exposure to reduce the chance of a false negative test. Per CDC guidelines, you should self-isolate for 10 days after the exposure, even if you test negative for COVID-19. Community Health Center of Cape Cod offers COVID-19 testing for symptomatic and asymptomatic registered patients, and for unregistered asymptomatic patients. If you are having difficulty breathing or tightness in your chest, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Scheduling an Appointment for Testing at the Health Center
Testing is offered by appointment only.
Testing is ‘drive-up’ in our Mashpee parking lot at 107 Commercial Street, Monday through Friday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Asymptomatic testing is also available at our Falmouth Office at 210 Jones Road (Homeport) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
If you have any of the symptoms listed below, and you are a registered patient of the Community Health Center, or you do not have a primary care provider at all, please call us at (508) 477-7090 and follow the prompts for COVID-19.
Asymptomatic Testing at the Health Center
If you have none of the symptoms below and you would like to schedule a test online, please click on the button below to register and schedule an appointment in Mashpee. To schedule a test in Falmouth, please call (508) 477-7090.
Please click here if you do not have the symptoms below and would like to schedule a COVID-19 test in Mashpee
Shortness of breath
Repeated shaking with chills
Nausea or vomiting
Loss of taste or smell
Results take 3-5 days. Community Health Center will call patients with positive results only. Patients should sign up for MyChart to see their results online.
Alternative COVID-19 Testing Sites
Appointments for safe and affordable COVID-19 testing services are now available at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis and the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in Falmouth. To book an appointment, please call the Community Testing Line at (508) 534-7103, or click here for more information.
If you have any questions, you can call the Health Center at (508) 477-7090.