COVID-19 Vaccine Information

We hope to have COVID-19 vaccine available for patients in the next few weeks.  When vaccines are available, updates will be posted on our website and through social media.  We will notify individual patients through direct messaging when they qualify for a vaccine.  Initially vaccine will be reserved for patients at highest risk including the following:
  • Healthcare workers
  • Nursing Home Residents
  • Adults 65 and older with health issues and their caregivers
  • Police and Firefighters
  • Educators/Day Care Workers
  • Court Employees
  • Food Processing and Grocery Store workers
  • Transportation Workers
There is no need to call our office until you are notified that you qualify for the vaccine.  Please continue to check our website for updates and look for a call, text, or an e-message soon.

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COVID-19 Information and Resources

Here at Christ Community Health Services, we are ready to help you and answer questions you may have about the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Our staff has received training about responding to this outbreak, and every clinic space is taking action to stop the potential spread of infection.

IS CHRIST COMMUNITY OPEN?

Yes, we are open during our regular business hours from Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We now offer online and telephone appointments or telemedicine services for current patients. Telephone-only visits are for patients who don’t have access to the Internet and/or smartphone with video camera.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I MAY HAVE COVID-19?

  • Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms*, AND have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.
  • Call your Care Team** to talk about your concern BEFORE COMING to the clinic. CCHSA will report all potential cases of COVID-19 to the Department of Public Health.
  • For screening, call AU Hotline at (706) 721-1852 or to take a free virtual screening available 24/7.

*Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure

**If you are experiencing extreme difficulty breathing, please call 911 or go to your nearest ER right away

DOES CHRIST COMMUNITY OFFER COVID-19 TESTS?

Yes, Christ Community offers COVID-19 screenings and tests for established patients. Established patients should call their care team before coming to the clinic to be screened.

HOW MUCH DOES A COVID-19 TEST COST?

The cash price of the COVID-19 test is $51.* Through May 15, all patient out-of-pocket amounts related to the COVID-19 test will be waived.

*Under Section 3202 of the CARES Act

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The World Health Organization reports about 80 percent of COVID-19 cases result in mild symptoms. However, if you have any concerns go to the Emergency Room or call us.

  • People with mild cases are expected to recover without issue, and some may not be aware they are ever sick. Those with mild symptoms can still infect other people. 

  • Certain populations are more at risk including elderly and people with certain health conditions

HOW IT SPREADS

COVID-19 is a flu-like virus that spreads through person-to-person contact through droplets produced when we cough, sneeze, and speak. There is a possibility that it can also spread if someone touches a surface that has the virus on it and then touches their own mouth, nose or eyes.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Patients with COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MYSELF?

Individuals and families should take the same everyday precautions that they do to prevent the flu or the common cold, such as:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick

  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available

  • Please follow CDC’s guidelines if you think you are sick.

HOW DO I PROTECT OTHERS IF I AM SICK?

  • If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19. please follow these steps to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community.

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When I am afraid, I put my trust in You.

Psalm 56:3 (ESV)