Frequently Asked Questions About Care at Codman During COVID-19
Codman has reopened for routine medical care, and we are so happy to see our patients again! We still have to be vigilant about preventing the spread of COVID-19, so we have changed some processes. We hope these frequently asked questions will help you navigate the process and meet your needs.
Can I come in to Codman and get a COVID-19 test?
Our Urgent Care department continues to see patients for all sorts of illnesses, and will test patients with COVID symptoms for the virus.
Anyone can get a test at our satellite COVID-19 Testing and Flu Vaccine Clinic at Russell Auditorium (71 Talbot Ave., Dorchester, 02124). You do not need to be a health center patient, and you do not need to have symptoms or contact with someone who tested positive. You do need an appointment, so please call 617-822-8271 before you visit Russell Auditorium. See our community testing schedule.
Can I bring family/friends to my appointment for support?
For everyone’s safety, Codman is only allowing one necessary guest for each patient. All visitors will have to be screened and register their name and contact information so that the Health Center can monitor who is in the building.
My child needs an immunization, can I come in and get it?
Yes. Children under 5 due for immunizations will be prioritized for an in-person visit for the immunizations. To reduce the risk of healthy patients coming into contact with patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms, we have restructured the health center departments and flow to reduce contact with other patients.
What if I have an urgent health care need? Is your Urgent Care department open?
We understand what a vital resource Codman’s Urgent Care is to our community and are keeping it open 7 days a week. The hours are below. However, please call before walking into the health center. Many issues may be able to be managed over the phone, including questions about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Monday-Friday: 9 am-7 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 1 pm
Is the X-Clinic open for STI testing?
If you think you need testing for a sexually transmitted infection, please call Codman’s call center at 617-825-9660 and ask to make a phone appointment with the X-Clinic. The provider there will meet with you on the phone, and coordinate in-person care if needed.
What is Codman doing to keep patients and staff safe on the premesis?
Every patient and visitor at Codman must wear a procedure mask. We will provide you with one if you do not have one. This is for the safety of our patients and staff.
Visitors must go through a screening process and register their name and telephone number so that we can monitor who is in the building.
We have spaced our waiting room chairs 6 feet apart and are closely monitoring the number of people in an area. If a waiting room reaches capacity, some patients will be escorted to an overflow waiting area for everyone’s safety.
Will Codman be offering the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. Codman will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine. As of late December, we are not yet scheduling patients for vaccines, but hope to be soon! Visit this page for more information about the vaccine.
637 Washington Street
Dorchester MA 02124