COVID – 19 Update

5/24/2021

We are excited to announce that starting the week of June 7th, 2021, we will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to all Partnership primary care patients ages 12 and older.

This vaccine has been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for use with children 12–17 years old.

All patients under 18 years old must have a parent with them or a written consent that they can receive the vaccine.

4/5/2021

Starting April 5th, people 16 years of age and older are eligible to receive the vaccine in Wisconsin. Partnership CHC is currently offering vaccine appointments to our patients 18 years and older.

At this time, vaccines are for established Partnership patients by appointment only. If you do not have a doctor, we are always welcoming new patients.

Please call to schedule your appointment: 920-731-7445

 

COVID – 19 Update

3/22/2021

Wisconsin is now in Phase 1C of the COVID vaccine rollout. Individuals with certain health conditions are now eligible to receive the vaccine, as well as those who qualify under Phases 1A and 1B. For more information on eligible groups, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.

We are currently offering the vaccine to all Partnership Primary Care and Behavioral Health Patients who qualify under Phases 1A, 1B or 1C.

We will continue sharing regular vaccine updates both here and our Facebook page, including when more individuals become eligible to receive the vaccine and any changes to our appointment scheduling process. Be sure to check back regularly.

Please complete this form if you would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Partnership. If you are eligible at this time, we will contact you to schedule an appointment.  Please DO NOT call us to schedule.

 

COVID-19 Update

March 4, 2021

Wisconsin is currently in Phase 1B, meaning individuals with certain occupations are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information on currently eligible and next eligible groups, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.
At Partnership, we are currently offering the vaccine to the following groups:
We will continue sharing regular vaccine updates both here and our Facebook page, including when more individuals become eligible to receive the vaccine and any changes to our appointment scheduling process. Be sure to check back regularly.
Please complete this form if you would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Partnership. If you are eligible at this time, we will contact you to schedule an appointment.  Please DO NOT call us to schedule.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

February 3, 2021
At this time, we are able to vaccinate established Partnership primary care and behavioral health patients who are 65 years and older. We are currently in the process of reaching out to all eligible patients. We ask that you not call us to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination visit.
When we are able to open up COVID-19 vaccination to more groups, we will announce it on both here and our Facebook. Thank you for your patience.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

January 11, 2021

When will PCHC patients get the vaccine?

It is our priority to get you vaccinated! As we receive vaccines, we will follow the phased distribution guidelines given to us by the CDC and the State Department of Health Services.

We are currently in phase 1a and expect to have enough of the vaccine in the coming months to allow us to offer it to our patients. We will notify all patients through text, social media, and our website as soon as it is available.

Your health care team wants YOU to get vaccinated! It is the best way to protect yourself, those you love, and our community against this deadly virus. We encourage you to learn more about the vaccine and watch for vaccine updates here and on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/partnershipchc/

 Do Partnership medical providers recommend getting the vaccine?

Absolutely! Our providers are excited for the vaccine and recommend that all patients who are able get vaccinated! Continue to check our Facebook page over the next couple months for posts explaining why you should get the COVID-19 vaccine.

 Is the vaccine safe?

Yes, the vaccine is safe. All approved vaccines were tested in trials with thousands of Americans and no serious safety concerns were reported. The FDA takes these authorizations very seriously.  In addition, the science to develop this vaccine is NOT new. Scientists have been doing research on this type of vaccine for many years with previous outbreaks caused by similar viruses. This gave us a big head start.

The CDC has set up a specific program (V-Safe) to monitor concerns that may come after receiving the vaccine.  You can register online.  Someone from the CDC will call to check on you at intervals after getting the vaccine. Your personal information will not be stored or shared.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html

Is the vaccine effective?

Yes! Trials showed the Pfizer vaccine was 95% effective and the Moderna vaccine was 94.1% effective. Being protected by the vaccine greatly outweighs the risk of getting COVID.

 Can I get COVID from the vaccine?

No, you cannot. It does NOT contain the live virus that causes COVID-19.  The vaccine gives our body practice recognizing the virus and safely developing an immune response against it.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mRNA.html

 Are there side effects from the vaccine?

The vaccines may cause side effects in some people, like sore muscles, feeling tired, or mild fever. These reactions are normal and mean the vaccine is working to help teach your body how to fight COVID-19 if you are exposed. For most people, these side effects last no longer than a day or two. Having these types of side effects does NOT mean that you have COVID-19. If you are concerned about your health after getting the vaccine, contact your medical provider.

How many doses do I need?

Most COVID-19 vaccines are given in two doses, separated by three to four weeks. The first dose gets your body ready and the second makes sure that you have full protection. If you are told you need two shots, make sure that you get both of them.

 How long does the immunity last?

At this point, we do not yet know how long immunity will last. This is something important that experts are currently trying to learn more about. The CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.

Do I still need to wear a mask and social distance?

YES, the vaccine is just one tool to fight against COVID-19. We need to use all the tools in our toolbox to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities safe.

Continue to:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

Who should get vaccinated?

The Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for people 16 years and older. The Moderna vaccine is currently approved for people 18 years and older. Everyone should talk to their doctor before getting vaccinated.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t get vaccinated?

Unfortunately, right now some people should NOT get the vaccine:

 Can I get the vaccine if I’m pregnant?

People who are pregnant should talk to their doctor or midwife about getting the vaccine.

 Can I get the vaccine if I have an immune issue or disease?

People who have immune issues or diseases should talk to their doctors about getting the vaccine.

I’ve already had COVID, do I need to get the vaccine?

We recommend that all individuals who are able get the vaccine, even if you have already been diagnosed with COVID and have recovered. There is no way to know whether or not you have enough immunity from your past exposure and it is best to protect yourself with the vaccine.

 

How much will it cost to get vaccinated?

All private insurances, Medicaid (BadgerCare+), and Medicare will cover costs related to getting the vaccine during the Public Health Emergency.  If you are uninsured, the federal government will cover the cost of the vaccine and administration.

 

 

COVID-19 Patient Update

August 25, 2020

 

 

June 16th, 2020

As Wisconsin bounces back, Partnership is doing everything possible to keep our patient, staff and community safe.

We are here to care for you!

Our sites in Appleton, Oshkosh and Waupaca remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently expanding our in-person services and we continue to offer virtual visits so that patients have access to the care they need from wherever they are.

If you have been putting off going to the doctor, NOW is the time to call us. We will work with you to find a safe and effective way to get the care you need. In our commitment to patient and staff safety, we have created protocols and processes for all services based on the latest CDC guidelines and recommendations.

We currently offer almost all of our services either in-clinic, virtually/by telephone, or both. Please visit our Facebook page for the latest updates to our hours and services, or call 920-731-7445.

We can help you with: 

What should I expect?

Please be prepared for additional safety precautions when you visit.

When you arrive for Medical appointments:

When you arrive for Dental appointment:

We understand this is new and may feel uncomfortable, but we want you to know that all of these steps are for everyone’s safety. We want to limit the spread of COVID-19, keeping our communities safe and open. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.

*** If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please call ahead so that we can connect you to our nurses for triage and a clinical recommendation.***

Before your appointment: We will call you to complete pre-registration the day before your appointment and provide you with information to make your appointment successful.

Need health insurance? We can help!
Our Health Insurance Enrollment Specialists are available for free appointments virtually or over the phone. Our team can help you enroll in health insurance and find other social supports. Call 920-882-6420.

COVID-19 Community Resources

If you are in a medical crisis, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you are feeling suicidal, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. There is hope.

If you are in immediate need of social support services, dial 2-1-1 for the United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline. It is staffed 24/7.

The United Way Fox Cities has created an online COVID-19 community resource called the Give Help Get Help Hub for anybody needing a helping hand or able to lend a hand during the pandemic.  http://GiveHelpGetHelpFoxCities.org

Web Resources

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