COVID-19 Information Page

COVID-19 Vaccine Access

UPDATED 3/18/21

Virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Information Session
For patients, family, and community members with questions

If you have questions about the COVID vaccine, you’re not alone! Get the answers you need in this pre-recorded information session. Hosted by Lamoille Health Partners and presented by Dr. Melissa Volansky, Chief Medical Officer.

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Vermonters 50 and older plus those aged 16+ with certain high-risk health conditions can make an appointment to receive the COVID vaccine through the Vermont Department of Health or Kinney Drugs. Primary care practices, like Lamoille Health Family Medicine, do not have access to vaccine supply at this time.

For more information on eligibility and vaccine phases, visit the Vermont Department of Health website.

Make an appointment

By Phone:

  • (855)-722-7878
    Monday–Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Saturday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

If you require assistance making an appointment, contact the Lamoille Health Community Health Team at (802) 888-6017.

Get ready for your appointment

You’ll need your:

  • name (you do not need to show identification)
  • date of birth
  • address
  • email address, if you have one
  • phone number
  • primary insurance information (insurance is not required, and there is no cost to get the vaccine)

Be prepared to answer whether you:

  • have any history of allergic reaction to vaccines or injectable therapies
  • are currently sick with COVID-19
  • have recently had any other vaccines
  • have a bleeding disorder or are taking blood thinners
  • are pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or lactating

For more information visit the Vermont Department of Health website.


Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the Lamoille Health community and team

Providing compassionate care for everyone includes keeping our community safe and informed. We understand you and your loved ones may have concerns about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and how it could affect your care. Below are resources and frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you keep your family safe and healthy. If there are changes to your care, including virtual appointments or rescheduling, you will be contacted by your provider.  We will keep this page updated regularly with resources and information.

If You Have Questions About COVID-19

For more information about symptoms, how to limit your risk, and the latest news, please visit

Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had a mild-to-severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

The best way to protect yourself and your family from exposure include: Practice good hygiene:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • If someone in your house tests positive for COVID-19, stay home.

Stay Home

  • Work or engage in school from home.
  • Practice social distancing. Avoid large gatherings, physical contact (handshakes, kisses, hugs), and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet with people not in your household.

If you have concerns about an upcoming appointment, are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or just have specific questions, please call your CHSLV provider.

 

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FAQ

  • What should I do if I think I or a family member have COVID-19?
    • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and mild illness, you may stay home and treat your symptoms. Not everyone exposed will need testing or medical treatment. If your symptoms worsen and you need to be seen by your doctor, please call ahead. Your doctor’s office will give you special instructions and prepare for your arrival so we can provide you the care you need while protecting others.
    • We also recommend that you continue taking any medications as prescribed, unless your doctor says otherwise. Contact your doctor if you have questions.
  • I have an upcoming appointment. Should I reschedule it?
    • Probably not. It’s important to keep your medical appointments, especially if you have a chronic condition like diabetes, asthma, or heart disease. Your doctor will contact you if your appointments can be done virtually through a Telemedicine visit or by phone. Otherwise, plan to come to the office.
  • Is it safe to come in for my appointment?
    • Yes! For patients who must be seen in person, we have a number of precautions in place for your safety, including frequent sanitation of surfaces and equipment and surgical face masks for all staff.
    • All waiting rooms and most exam rooms are reserved for well patients. Patients with fever or respiratory symptoms are provided a separate entrance, a surgical mask, and a dedicated exam room. Staff interacting with ill patients are using extra protective equipment. Exam rooms are sanitized after each visit.
    • The earliest appointments are reserved for our most vulnerable patients (infants, elderly, and immunocompromised). Well-visits like check-ups for chronic conditions or acute conditions like injury may be scheduled at any time. Please arrive for your visit alone, if possible, or with only one attendant if necessary.
    • Patients experiencing fever or respiratory symptoms will be scheduled only in the afternoons.
  • Can I bring someone with me to an appointment at a Lamoille Health Partners provider?
    • Patients can be seen alone or, if needed, may bring one attendant.
  • Are Lamoille Health practices open?
    • Our practices are open. Your doctor’s office may have changed their hours and/or are seeing patients remotely via Telemedicine (a visit that takes place virtually over video or by phone). Please call the practice first to be advised how we can best serve you.
    • We have resumed seeing patients on Saturdays, either in office or by telehealth!

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Virtual Visits

It’s important to keep your medical appointments, especially if you have a chronic condition like diabetes, asthma, or heart disease.

Your doctor will contact you if your appointments can be done virtually through a Telemedicine visit or by phone. We are performing virtual (Telemedicine) visits through a platform called FUSE. If you have a scheduled virtual appointment, you will receive an email with a link and instructions. A Lamoille Health team member will call you 10–15 minutes prior to your appointment to ensure you are ready or to provide assistance as needed.

 

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Testing Resources

Your primary care practitioner can determine if testing for Coronavirus is necessary and refer you to a testing facility.

All testing facilities require a doctor’s order. Testing is done by appointment only.

 

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How You Can Help

Take care of yourself and your community! Practice good hygiene:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • If someone in your house tests positive for COVID-19, stay home.

Stay Home

  • Work or engage in school from home.
  • Practice social distancing. Avoid large gatherings, physical contact (handshakes, kisses, hugs), and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet with people not in your household.

Take care of your mental health

  • Take active measures to reduce stress like exercising, limiting news consumption, and maintaining your routines as best as possible.
  • Practice self-care.
  • Stay connected virtually to friends, family, and co-workers.

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Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley (CHSLV) is funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration and generous community support. CHSLV is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal PHS deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

CHSLV is now Lamoille Health Partners

We have a new name, a new look – and a new website coming soon!

While our name is changing, our commitment to providing comprehensive, premier health services to all out neighbors in the Lamoille Valley is stronger than ever.