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Teen Clinic Reopening

Teen clinic (for teens and young adults, ages 13-24) will re-open on May 3, 2022, and will be taking place every Tuesday from 3-5pm. Services include: Information/education about sexual and reproductive health, birth control counseling and prescriptions, STI testing and treatment, pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, and condoms. All services are confidential and do NOT require parent consent. You do NOT have to be a Lowell CHC registered patient.

Lowell Community Food Assessment Report Released

The 2022 Lowell Community Food Assessment was a collaborative project undertaken by Mill City Grows with funding, support, and participation of the REACH LoWELL initiative and the Greater Lowell Health Alliance (GLHA). This comprehensive report includes data received from more than 1,000 Lowell residents.

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Information

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Lowell Community Health Center is currently NOT offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.  

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots may be available at some local pharmacies, checking the websites or calling ahead is recommended. 

If you have questions about your vaccine eligibility, please speak to your provider by calling 978-937-9700.

Click Here for More Information about COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters.

Announcement: Changes for Out-of-State Virtual Care Appointments

Virtual Care Appointments became a strong way to connect patients of Lowell Community Health Center with providers during the Covid-19 pandemic. For a time, some state and federal agencies waived requirements for virtual care appointments across state lines.

However, due to changes in those previously waived requirements — effective immediately Lowell Community Health Center will no longer be able to schedule Virtual Care appointments (video or phone) for patients located outside of Massachusetts.

Patients with questions regarding their care should contact Lowell CHC at 978-937-9700.

FDA grants full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

“The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. This is the first coronavirus vaccine approved by the FDA, and is expected to open the door to more vaccine mandates.”

Patients: Share Your Feedback

We are expanding our patient experience surveys. Your feedback matters! If you have a telehealth appointment, you will receive a link to the new and improved survey by text after your appointment. Starting June 1, we will be launching a survey for in-person visits as well. Please share your thoughts so we can continue to improve your care. 

Mass. To Ease Mask Mandate, Lift All Other COVID Restrictions May 29; End State Of Emergency June 15

While masks will still need to be worn in healthcare facilities, like Lowell CHC, most other COVID restrictions will be lifted at the end of the month.

“Never mind Aug. 1. The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend — May 29 — is the new target date for the end of nearly all remaining COVID-19 restrictions in Massachusetts.”

Free COVID-19 Testing Returns to Lowell

Free COVID-19 testing returns to Lowell May 12 through the state’s “Stop the Spread” program. Testing will be offered in the parking lot of Cawley Memorial Stadium, 424 Douglas Road, available seven days a week:
Monday 8am-2pm, Tuesday 12pm-6pm, Wednesday 8am-2pm, Thursday 12pm-6pm, Friday 8am-2pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday 10am-2pm. All Massachusetts residents, including those who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, are eligible to be tested. Walk-ups will also be accepted.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Available

Beginning May 12, residents may begin applying for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program, which provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. Eligibility criteria includes (but is not limited to):

• income below 135% of the federal poverty level

• participation in SNAP, Medicaid, free/reduced school lunch, or Lifeline programs.

Full eligibility guidelines are available at https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

Eligible households can enroll through an approved broadband provider or by visiting...Read Full Article »

Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Now Available

Beginning on Wednesday, May 12, walk-in appointments are available for the COVID-19 vaccine for Lowell CHC patients. Patients can walk in to the health center at 161 Jackson Street in Lowell from 8:00am-1:30pm, Monday through Friday, to receive a vaccine. Patients who have a scheduled appointment will remain on the schedule for that day and time.

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