As per the Board of Health, any patient visiting the Community Health Center must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.
As cases in our community are on the rise again, Community Health Center recommends wearing a mask whenever you are in crowded indoor spaces. Individuals infected with COVID-19 are likely contagious two or more days before they experience symptoms, so wearing a mask protects others around you. Wearing a well fitting KN95 or N95 mask can also protect you from exposure to COVID-19.
CHC offers appointments to patients aged 18 and older to receive the Moderna vaccine series or boosters most Thursdays in Mashpee. To view availability and schedule an appointment, please click here. If you have questions regarding the vaccine clinics or would like to schedule over the phone please call CHC at (508) 477-7090, then dial 0.
To find another location to receive a vaccine or booster near you, please visit www.vaxfinder.mass.gov. You can also call the Barnstable County COVID-19 Help Line at (774) 330-3001 for more information.
COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for homebound individuals are available through a program being run through the Commonwealth. Individuals can call (833) 983-0485, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. More information on this program can be found here.
Massachusetts residents can access their COVID-19 vaccination record from the state’s immunization registry and obtain a ‘SMART Health Card’ QR code to indicate proof of vaccination. This web portal located at myvaxrecords.mass.gov follows national standards for security and privacy and provides residents a way to electronically view and save their COVID-19 vaccine record.
Community Health Center offers COVID-19 testing by appointment only for symptomatic and asymptomatic registered patients, and for asymptomatic individuals who are not CHC patients. If you are having difficulty breathing or tightness in your chest, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
If you have had close contact (within six feet for 15 minutes or longer) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you should be tested at least five days after exposure.
For more information or to schedule a test, call (508) 477-7090 and follow the prompts for COVID-19 testing. Testing is ‘drive-up’ in our Mashpee parking lot at 107 Commercial Street, Monday through Friday, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. If you are experiencing symptoms, you will be scheduled for a telemedicine visit prior to your COVID-19 test.
The ordering provider at CHC will determine the appropriate type of COVID-19 test for each patient, and result times range from 20 minutes to three days. Community Health Center will call patients with positive results only. Patients should sign up for MyChart to see their results online.
Alternative locations for safe and affordable COVID-19 testing services can be found here.
Treatments intended to limit severe illness and hospitalization in high-risk patients are available for COVID-19, including monoclonal antibody infusion and the antiviral medication PAXLOVID. For more information about telehealth visits, free services, treatments and how to access them, please visit mass.gov/info-details/treatments-for-covid-19
What should you do if your COVID-19 test comes back as positive? Isolate, and follow up with your primary care provider for more information. Isolation tips to protect household members from COVID-19 infection include: stay away from household members as much as possible; try to improve air circulation in the household if you can; wear a mask and gloves when you must be in shared space; use a separate bathroom if possible; and do not share food with other household members.
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all patients age 5 and older regardless of whether you have had COVID-19. You can be vaccinated as soon as your symptoms resolve.
If you have any questions, you can call Community Health Center at (508) 477-7090.