COVID-19 Protocols

St. Paul’s Free Clinic understands the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and is taking all necessary precautions to keep our staff and patients safe. 

We know these uncertain times bring up plenty of questions — therefore, we’d like to inform you about the protocols our office is taking and what you can do to protect yourself and help stop the spread of coronavirus. 

St. Paul’s Free Clinic is still providing patient care. Our lobby will be closed from now until further notice. However, patients can call our office during regular hours to schedule a telephone appointment with one of our doctors. We can also prescribe any necessary medications at that time. Our dental clinic is currently closed per the Governor’s orders, but we will be able to assist patients experiencing urgent dental issues.

If you are a patient at St. Paul’s Free Clinic and feel you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call our office and we will instruct you on the next steps needed to be taken. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, has shared expert information on the precautions you can take to protect yourself from the virus, as well as symptoms to watch out for. 

Know the symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Aches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste and smell

Seek emergency medical attention if you are experiencing the following:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in your chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

How to protect yourself and others:

  • Avoid being exposed to the virus
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Practice social distancing by keeping six feet between yourself and other people
  • Stay at home if you’re sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw it away      
  • Wear a face mask if you're sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently