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COVID-19 Updated Information

The state of Rhode Island has announced an endemic strategy for COVID-19 response. 
State-run COVID-19 community vaccination clinics and at-home vaccination services will be available through June 30, 2022. 

Read the states full press release here: https://www.ri.gov/press/view/43711?mc_cid=55d2a0fa75&mc_eid=f9f25025f5

COVID-19 TESTING 
 
FDA approved COVID-19 self test kits are available at Pawtucket Public Library, Leon Mathieu Senior Center and Pawtucket City Hall Information Desk during normal business hours 
 
Federal programs are available to support access to COVID-19 testing for people without health insurance.
Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) for COVID-19CDC’s ICATT program can help you find where to get a free COVID-19 laboratory test whether or not you have insurance.
Test To Treat Program: Through this program, people are able to get tested and – if they’re positive and treatments are appropriate for them – get a prescription from a healthcare provider, and have their prescription filled all at one location.
Test to Treat locator is available to help find participating sites.
A call center is also available at 1-800-232-0233 to get help in more than 150 other languages – 8 am to midnight, 7 days a week. 
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS 
COVID-19 vaccines are authorized and recommended for everyone age 6 months and older. For the best protection against COVID-19, stay up to date with your vaccines. This means getting all recommended doses of COVID-19, including boosters when eligible.

As part of the State’s endemic strategy for COVID-19, vaccination will transition from State-supported vaccination sites to traditional partners and settings on July 1. If there is an increase in demand for COVID-19 vaccine that Rhode Island's long-standing, traditional health care infrastructure cannot support, the State is prepared to re-engage State-supported vaccination sites. COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be offered at no out-of-pocket cost to Rhode Islanders.

Healthcare services, including COVID-19 vaccines, are available to people without health insurance at:

WTL Health Clinic (Pawtucket)
Blackstone Valley Community Health Care (Pawtucket)
Rhode Island Free Clinic (Providence)
Clinica Esperanza (Providence)

AVAILABLE CLINIC:

If you are a Pawtucket resident looking for information relative to vaccines or testing,

please call 401-721-5028 or email emoreira@pawtucketri.com.  

 

 At Home Vaccination Information:

Beginning July 1, there is a new process to request an at-home vaccination. People who are unable to leave their home for vaccine have the following options:   Home Health Providers: Please contact your home health provider to see if they are offering vaccine.   Through the following vaccine providers:  Please note that patients cannot be charged for a COVID-19 vaccine when vaccination is the only service provided. However, some at-home vaccination providers may charge insurance providers for administering, or giving you, the vaccine. A provider may ask you for your insurance information so they can charge your insurance an administration fee. You do not need insurance to get an at-home vaccination.  

  • Alert Ambulance: Alert Ambulance can provide at-home vaccination throughout Rhode Island. To request an at-home vaccination through Alert Ambulance, you can email them at AlertMIHC@AlertEMS.com or call them at 508-944-7722.  
  • Purple Shield Medical: Purple Shield can provide at-home vaccination throughout Rhode Island. To request an at-home vaccination by Purple Shield, please call 401-384-7752.  
  • Bristol Emergency Medical Services: Residents of Bristol, Rhode Island can request at-home vaccination through Bristol EMS. Residents should contact Bristol EMS at: 401-253-6912. Please note that this service is only available to Bristol residents.  
  • Cumberland Emergency Medical Services: Residents of Cumberland, Rhode Island can request at-home vaccination through Cumberland EMS. Residents should contact Cumberland EMS at: 401-334-3090 extension 3. Please note that this service is only available to Cumberland residents. 

 

 

 

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