COVID-19 Information and Updates

About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are closely monitoring the international spread of Coronavirus, also called COVID-19. We are here to provide the information and care you need, and want to ensure our community stays safe and healthy.

What is Coronavirus?

COVID-19 is a newly discovered coronavirus that causes respiratory illness that can spread from person-to-person. It was first identified during an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

How is Community Clinical Services, and our affiliate, St. Mary’s Health System, preparing for COVID-19?

We are committed to following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s precautions and screening guidelines to care for our patients and visitors. We are a part of a multidisciplinary, systemwide task force across Covenant Health member organizations that is carefully monitoring this situation and developing strategies to be prepared, along with local, state and federal officials.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Individuals with COVID-19 may have mild to severe respiratory illness, including symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some people, usually the elderly or immunocompromised, may experience more severe complications, such as pneumonia.

What can I do to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

You can take basic precautions and practice good prevention practices, including:

  • If you feel sick, stay home and avoid travel.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick or have flu-like symptoms.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve or a tissue. Then, discard the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used objects and surfaces with a household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Is there treatment for COVID-19?

Currently, there is no specific treatment or vaccine for COVID-19.

What should I do if I think I am sick with COVID-19?

Avoid visiting our patients and public places. If you’ve traveled recently to an impacted area or if you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider immediately. Practice social distancing and follow all CDC Guidelines.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and have an appointment with us, please call the office where your visit is scheduled to notify us in advance. We will provide you with additional instructions.

English is not my primary language. Where can I get more information?

Click the links below to view a video, offered in several languages, from the CDC about COVID-19:

Where can I get more information about COVID-19?

Here are some useful links from the CDC that we have curated to help answer your most common questions:

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the CDC’s website.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS A RESULT OF COVID-19, SOME OF OUR OFFICES HAVE REDUCED HOURS, please see below:

CCS DENTAL CLINIC: OPEN for EMERGENCIES ONLY, Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:00pm. Please call 755-3456 for an appointment.

CCS FAMILY HEALTH CARE: OPEN Monday – Thursday, 8:00am -4:00pm. Please Call 755-3455 for an appointment.

CCS B-STREET HEALTH CENTER: OPEN Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Please call 753-5400 for an appointment.

CCS PEDIATRICS: OPEN Monday – Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Please call 755-3160 for an appointment.

CCS PSYCHIATRY: No changes to hours. Still OPEN Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Please call 777-8974 for an appointment.

CCS Out Patient Counseling (OPC): No changes to hours. Still OPEN Monday-Friday, 7:00am-7:00pm. Please call 777-8899 for an appointment.

CCS School Based Health Centers: Counseling Services are available through the use of telehealth services. Please email Kristy Gelinas, Manager if your child needs to be connected to a counselor and has not yet been outreached, or if you have any questions:  kgelinas@stmarysmaine.com

CCS Behavioral Case Management: Open through telehealth services. Please contact your Case Manager directly or email Kristy Gelinas, Manager, with any questions: kgelinas@stmarysmaine.com