Lynn Community Health Center is closely monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation in the United States and are following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are committed to educating those in our community about this virus.
Patients of LCHC should call 781-581-3900 if they suspect they may have COVID-19 Coronavirus BEFORE visiting any of our locations. You will be instructed by your provider what you should do.
How does COVID-19 spread?
The virus is thought to spread primarily from person to person through droplets produced when a person coughs or sneezes. A person can also become infected from touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes.
What are the symptoms?
Patients with COVID-19 may experience fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Most cases are mild to moderate, but some can become very severe.
What to do if you get sick?
If you develop mild symptoms, there is no need to go to the doctor. Stay home and isolate yourself as much as is possible from other people in your household. You should also:
- Wash your hands often
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Avoid sharing personal items, such as cups or silverware or towels
- Monitor your symptoms. If they get worse, call your doctor before going to the office.
- Wear a face mask or covering
If you do need medical care:
- Contact your doctor BEFORE going to the doctor’s office. This will help them take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
- If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19.
How to prevent getting sick
You can lessen the risk of getting sick by following basic infection control practices including:
- Wash your hands frequently, especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after sneezing or coughing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you need to touch them, wash your hands first.
- Stay at home when you are sick to avoid infecting others.
- Wear a face mask or covering when you are out in public