For Patients

COVID-19 Prevention

You can take steps to protect the health of you and your family, here are some helpful links:

  • If you are worried about your pets, click here for more information. 
  • Dealing with the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be very stressful for adults and children. For more information on how to talk to your kids, click here.  
  • Download “10 things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home”, in English and Spanish.
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading, but do not panic, these simple steps can help protect you, your family and your community. For more information, click on the link that applies: English, Spanish, Creole and Portuguese
  • If you are a Central Falls or Pawtucket resident without a primary care doctor and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call 855-843-7620. Click here for information in Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish
  • Does your child need a COVID test? For more information in English and Spanish
  • The CDC has updated isolation and quarantine recommendations for the public.  For more information click here

The best way to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is to:

  • Cover your mouth when you cough.  Use your arm so your hand doesn’t spread the illness.
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer often.
  • Stay home when you have a fever and difficulty breathing or have fever with a bad cough that won’t go away. The only exception is to get medical care.
  • Limit travel or avoid gatherings with more than 10 people per the CDC and RI Department of Health
  • To learn more about CDC best practices on how to protect yourself, click here

Steps that you can take to help you get better:

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer often.
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Take acetaminophen (Tylenol®) to reduce fever and pain. Please note: children younger than 2 should not be given any over-the-counter cold medications without first speaking with their doctor first
  • Wear a facemask or cloth face cover when you are around others. Use masks and face covers with caution around children.
  • If you are 65 years and older, pregnant, or have a health problem such as a chronic disease or a weak immune system call your doctor to let them know about your symptoms and to discuss if you need to be examined. Make a plan with your doctor for regular check ins and discuss what to do if your symptoms get worse.
  • Call your doctor if you have any questions about your illness, or if your symptoms are concerning, not going away, or getting worse.
  • Call 911 if you have emergency warning signs.  Tell the dispatch personnel  that you may have COVID-19

For more information on COVID-19 Patient Resources, click here

Please call us first before you come in.