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Keeping You Healthy and Safe at the Health Center!

26th June 2020

We clean, we screen, and PPE is part of our routine to keep you safe

Staying on track with health screenings, vaccinations, lab tests, and medical and dental issues are all important to staying healthy.  Because of COVID-19, many people have put off getting healthcare they need because they feel nervous about coming into the health center for an in-person visit.

We can understand! 

Helping you stay healthy and safe is something everyone at Harbor Health wants to do.

Everyone still needs protection from other illnesses and diseases that can make you very sick if not treated and managed.

The best way to protect yourself is not delay getting the healthcare you need!

To make sure we can care for all of your healthcare needs, we have been working hard to safely welcome you back to the health center for in-person appointments.  We also have expanded our care options so you can have a video or phone appointment with a provider.

What Kind Of Appointment Do I Need?

We continue to offer visits by video and phone to help with urgent needs, as well as continue your routine care and scheduled follow-ups. At times, it may be best for you to see your provider in-person.  You may also need to come in to have an immunization  or other test at the health center.

When you call the health center for an appointment, we can tell you what kind of appointment will work best for your care needs.

Will I Be Safe at the Health Center?

If you may need to come into a Harbor community health center, we want you to know about the extra steps we are taking to protect our patients and staff.

Harbor Health has met state guidelines for reopening for in-person visits for a range of services including dental services.  We also follow CDC recommendations for protecting our patients and staff at our health centers.

At all of our health centers, we clean, we screen, and PPE is part of our routine!

Our staff is:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting the health center more.
  • Checking our temperature and symptoms every day as soon as we walk in the door.
  • Using extra personal protective equipment (PPE) like gloves and masks.

When you come into the health center, we will also ask you to:

  • Have your temperature and symptoms checked when you arrive.
  • Wear a face covering – we will give you a mask if you need one when you arrive!
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Use the hand sanitizer at the health center.
  • Do not bring other visitors or guests with you unless you have permission.

We have updated our waiting areas and added floor markers to help you keep a safe social distance.

Find our visitors policy and more about our health and safety steps by clicking the button below.

Learn More about Safety

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Harbor Health’s medical, behavioral health, dental, pharmacy, and support services are all open for in-person and video/phone appointments.

Attention Parents and Caregivers: Remember Childhood Immunizations!

Our pediatrics team at Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center in Dorchester and family medicine providers at Harbor Community Health Center – Plymouth and Harbor Community Health Center – Hyannis can help children get up-to-date with the immunizations they need to stay healthy and meet camp, childcare, and school requirements.

Visit hhsi.us/location to find the telephone number for your health center.  New patients are welcome!

Do Your Part to Stop the Spread!

Even though Massachusetts is allowing more and more businesses, stores, and parks to open, we all still need to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.   Watch the video below to learn more about what you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19.