COVID VACCINE UPDATE:
The FDA and CDC have released a joint statement recommending a pause on using Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
This was related to recently released reports of adverse reactions.
Following the CDC, Philadelphia is following the same guidance. Therefore we will replace our Johnson & Johnson scheduled doses with Moderna vaccine.
The full information is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0413-JJ-vaccine.html
*Adverse events continue to be extremely rare.*
**Anyone who received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.*
Watch FPCN staff discuss why they took the COVID-19 vaccine and why they trusted it. They encourage others to be informed about the vaccine and to strongly consider taking it once it is widely available.
Visit FPCN.com to stay informed.
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Information
FPCN is offering COVID-19 testing at two of our sites listed below. If you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms (such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell) or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive or is presumed to be positive and are concerned about exposure risk, please call us. Our Nurse Practitioners will provide a virtual evaluation, and schedule you for testing as directed.
FPCN Test Locations
11th Street Family Health Services
850 N. 11th St, Philadelphia PA 19123
Phone: (215) 769-1100
Abbottsford Falls Family Practice & Counseling
4700 Wissahickon Ave, Suite 119 Philadelphia PA 19144
Phone: (215) 843-9720
Insurers Pay Full Cost of COVID-19 Testing
Federal law now requires all health insurers (except short-term plans) to cover all costs associated with COVID-19 testing – without imposing any copays or deductibles, and regardless of whether the provider is in-network. This requirement covers the test and the visit that resulted in the order for the test. As insurers are required to reimburse out-of-network providers for these services, the CARES Act requires providers that order or provide testing to post the cash price of these services on their public website. This requirement is addressed in FAQ #7 of recently-published Administration guidance on these provisions.
Note: LabCorp is working to keep the price of testing at $51.31. There is not established pricing yet for the antibody testing.
For COVID-19 resources, visit these websites:
Free Meals and Safe Spaces While Schools are Closed
Comcast and Internet Services Support for Eligible Families During School Closures
Walmart: Special Shopping Hours For Seniors
Update from PECO
Free Pregnancy, Baby and Toddler Supports
Philadelphia Access Centers: Providing families without childcare a safe space for digital learning.
Philadelphia opened 46 additional Access Centers on 9/21/20
Information About The Virus
For COVID-19 (coronavirus) information,
visit these websites and view these videos:
UNMASKED: A COVID 19 Virtual Town Hall
Vaccinating America Against COVID-19
Look at what FPCN is doing for the community. (Courtesy 6ABC News.)