Skip to main content
Lab services open at 280 Union Street, 2nd floor.
Radiology / Imaging services (Mammography, X-Ray, and Ultrasound) are currently available at our partner organizations.
Dental Department is providing limited care at 269 Union Street in an alternative location. Patients with dental emergencies should call 781-581-9832.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Lynn Community Health Center

Plan your visit to Lynn Community Health Center

If you have an in-person appointment coming up, please review the information below about what to expect and do before and on the day of your appointment.

Patients are still required to wear a mask if they are experiencing any respiratory symptoms.

Masks are available at hygiene stations throughout our locations. The mask LCHC provides can be worn by itself or over your home mask.

How do I make an appointment?

We provide a wide array of services at several sites in Lynn. To make an appointment please call our main number at 781-581-3900 or go to the hours/locations page to find the number for a specific location.

When making an appointment you should:

  • Have your insurance information available.
  • Know the reason for the appointment (for example, a physical, children’s immunizations, sick visit, etc.)
  • If you are an existing patient, please tell our staff you are currently a patient at the Health Center, and the name of your provider. They will schedule an appointment for you. If you have forgotten the name of your provider, they can look it up for you.

If you are a new patient at Lynn Community Health Center, our staff will make an appointment for you to be seen by a provider. If you have insurance, please have your information ready. If you do not have insurance, please let our staff know. They will make an appointment for you to see one of our Enrollment Coordinators who will help you find out if you are eligible for public health insurance programs.

Where can I park my car during my visit?

There is public parking available near the Health Center’s main site at 269 and 280 Union Street on the following streets: Buffum, Blake, Union, and the Central Square area. There is also a small, metered parking lot between 333 and 307 Union Street. This parking can be paid for at designated nearby kiosks or via the paybyphone app. It is monitored and enforced by the City of Lynn Parking Department.

The closest Municipal Lot is located on Ellis Street at the intersection of Silsbee Street and costs $1 Per Hour or $5 Per Day.

There are 2 parking lots with designated signage at our Market Square and Western Avenue locations.

How can I get care immediately?

Lynn Community Health Center Urgent Care Center provides unscheduled, walk-in treatment for minor illnesses and injuries that require medical attention but are not life threatening.

If you are experiencing a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go the nearest Emergency Room.

How should I prepare for a visit to the health center?

  • Plan to arrive early, especially for your first visit since you will be asked to fill out some paperwork. If you are more than 15 minutes late you may be asked to wait to be seen or you may need to reschedule.
  • Medications: Bring all of the medications you are taking with you. Bring the actual containers of the medications or a list of the medications including the dosage and the number of times a day the medications are taken. This includes over-the-counter medications.
  • List of Concerns: Prior to the visit, write a list of the issues that you have and would like to discuss with your health care provider.
  • Family/Friend: It may be helpful to bring a family member or friend with you to the visit.

What will happen during the visit?

  • You will register with the receptionist and fill out some paperwork. If you need assistance, it will be provided.
  • If you have insurance you will be asked to provide this information. Please bring it with you.
  • If you do not have insurance, our Enrollment Coordinator may assist you in applying for medical coverage.
  • Once you are in the exam room, one of our Nurses or Medical Assistants will ask you some questions about your medical history and take your blood pressure and temperature.
  • The Doctor or Provider will then come in to see you.
  • Please ask any questions you have about your health, your medications, or any other concerns you may have. It is important to understand and be informed about issues surrounding your health.
  • At the end of your visit you will check out. Any follow up appointments will be scheduled at this time.

Do you provide interpreter services?

Yes, we provide on-site interpreter services in more than 15 languages including Spanish, Russian, Khmer, Haitian-Creole, and Arabic. If we do not have an interpreter on-site who speaks your language, we use a telephone interpreter service. If requested, you will not see a Doctor without the services of a trained medical interpreter.

What do I do when the health center is closed and I am sick?

Our providers are on call and still available when the health center is closed. After hours, patients should call the health center’s main number, 781-581-3900. These calls will be answered by our answering service and directed to the provider on call who will contact you.

What if I don't have health insurance?

If you need help finding an insurance plan our Enrollment Coordinators are experts in finding a plan that is right for you. Get more information about insurance.

Will I be screened for COVID-19 symptoms when I enter an LCHC location?

No.

During the pandemic, we have been actively screening patients for COVID-19 symptoms before visits. Starting May 12, 2023, we will no longer ask patients and visitors screening questions before a visit.

However, please contact your care team before an in-person visit if:

  1. You develop any of the following symptoms: fever or chills; cough congestion, or runny nose; vomiting or diarrhea; new skin rash (with fever)
    OR
  2. You are diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 within 10 days of an appointment

Do I need to wear a mask when I visit an LCHC location?

You do not need to wear a face mask when visiting LCHC unless you are symptomatic. Please view the “Masking” tab above to see more details.

Masks were important during the pandemic. At this point in time, however, it has been determined that universal masking is no longer needed. This is due to many factors, including the availability of vaccines and treatments.

With the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Lynn Community Health Center ended universal masking in 2023.

  • Masks are available and provided at all our Lynn Community Health Center locations.
  • If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, you must wear a mask at Lynn Community Health Center sites.
  • If you are not experiencing respiratory symptoms, but still prefer to wear a mask, please do!

I'd prefer to wear a mask at my appointments. Can I continue to mask?

Yes. Masks will continue to be available at our locations. Our mask can be worn by itself or over your home mask. You can take a mask from our hygiene stations.

Should I wear a mask if I have symptoms?

Yes. Patients are required to wear a mask if they are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

What if I would like my caregiver to wear a mask? Can I ask my doctor?

We are committed to ensuring that patients can access medical care in a safe and appropriate manner. We always take appropriate precautions to protect all patients. Our policies are based on public health guidance and that of our infection control experts. At this time, based on this guidance, universal masking is no longer medically necessarily to protect patients from COVID-19. There are circumstances when masking is an appropriate medical intervention. In those circumstances, caregivers and/or patients will continue to mask, per our policies. Patients can ask, but providers determine when and if masking in a particular situation is clinically necessary.

What does it mean if an employee (such as a doctor, nurse, or front desk person) is wearing a mask? I'd like to know why.

Our policies no longer require employees to wear a mask at all times. However, there are times when masks are worn per our policies or per staff preference. An employee does not need to explain why they are wearing a mask.

Will we ever need to wear masks again?

In the future, there may be circumstances when our policies are updated to include targeted or broader masking. Our experts will continue to re-evaluate our policies and monitor best and safe practices, as they have throughout the pandemic, and adjust as needed. We will keep patients informed of any changes. Our priority is always to keep our you, our staff, and our community safe!

Updated December 13, 2023

You can request medical and behavioral health appointments in MyChart!

If you are having trouble with MyChart or are requesting a different kind of appointment, you can fill out this form and our Patient Ambassadors will contact you.

Request an Appointment
Name
Name