Frequently Asked Questions About Care at Codman During COVID-19
Codman his open for routine medical care, and we are so happy to see our patients! 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?
Any community member can get a test at our offsite COVID-19 testing facility at Russell Auditorium at 70 Talbot Ave in Dorchester. Tests are available from 8:45 am – 5:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8:45 am – 7 pm on Wednesdays, and alternating Fridays and Saturdays. See full schedule here. 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 notneed an appointment, but you may call 617-822-8271 to schedule a visit.
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, many issues may be able to be managed over the phone, including questions about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Monday-Friday: 9 am-9 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.
Is Codman offering the COVID-19 vaccine?
Everyone 12 and older is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Patients and community members have many options for getting a COVID-19 vaccine. They can:
Walk in to Russell Auditorium at 70 Talbot Ave for a vaccine Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Codman has partnered with Boston Medical Center (BMC) for this site.
Request a vaccine appointment HERE or by calling 617-822-8271.