**Updated 06/01/2021

Please be advised: We are a healthcare facility. According to the Governor’s updated mask/face covering policy on May 29th, 2021 ALL PATIENTS AND STAFF MUST CONTINUE TO WEAR MASKS INSIDE HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. This applies to those vaccinated AND unvaccinated!

Per the mass.gov website:

Effective May 29, 2021, face coverings will continue to be required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at all times in the following locations, subject to the exemptions listed below:

3. Healthcare facilities licensed or operated by the Commonwealth and healthcare practice locations of any provider licensed by a professional board which sits within the Department of Public Health or the Division of Professional Licensure. These settings include nursing homes, rest homes, emergency medical services, hospitals, physician  and other medical and dental offices, urgent care settings, community health centers, vaccination sites, behavioral health clinics, and Bureau of Substance and Addiction Services (BSAS) facilities. This requirement applies to patients, residents, staff, vendors and visitors.vioral health clinics, and Bureau of Substance and Addiction Services (BSAS) facilities.  This requirement applies to patients and staff.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Currently, ALL Massachusetts residents aged 12+ are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for free.

There are limited vaccination appointments available at MelroseWakefield Hospital. Please call the office or message us through the Patient Portal and we can schedule you an appointment if there is one available.

Our physicians support the use of the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage ALL patients to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves and others.


To schedule your own vaccine appointment at a different site, visit vaxfinder.mass.gov or call 211.

Appointments

Telehealth Visits

Our office is offering Telehealth video visits via the HIPAA-compliant platform Zoom. Please call the office or request an appointment via the Patient Portal to schedule a Telehealth appointment.

In-office Visits

If you are visiting our office for an appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to the following protocol:

  • You MUST be pre-screened for COVID-19 before entering our office. This involves answering a questionnaire over their phone when we confirm your appointment. If you are experiencing ANY symptoms related to COVID-19 (respiratory symptoms, cough, fever, chills, body aches, GI complaints, fatigue, etc.) you will not be permitted into the office and you must do a Telehealth appointment.
  • Please attend your appointment alone unless it is absolutely necessary that you bring a guardian/companion.
  • Masks are required at all times unless a provider or medical assistant asks you to remove it.

What to do if you suspect you have or have been exposed to COVID-19

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (respiratory symptoms, cough, fever, chills, body aches, GI complaints, fatigue) call the office to set up a Telehealth appointment with one of the providers. The provider will determine if you are eligible for testing and will order one if necessary. If the provider orders you a test, it will be a drive-thru test at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford.

If you suspect that you have been exposed to COVID-19, call the office to set up a Telehealth appointment with one of the providers. The provider will determine if any testing is needed.

If you need COVID-19 testing for travel, school, or return-to-work purposes, please call a pharmacy or urgent care. Due to the limited number of tests, we are only permitted to send patients for testing through the MelroseWakefield Hospital System if the patient is experiencing symptoms or has been exposed.

In the meantime, please be sure to isolate yourself from friends, family, and coworkers until a provider directs you otherwise.