COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Hotline
If you have COVID-19 symptoms or would like to be tested, call the Hotline for an appointment.
505 N Jackson Street
Monday - Friday 8 AM - 9 PM
Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 6 PM
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
COVID-19 is caused by a new respiratory virus. In December 2019, the virus began appearing in humans. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus, and it has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia. Reported illnesses thus far have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death.
All staff members at all sites are taking additional precautions to reduce the risk to our patients and staff. We now have processes in place to reduce exposure and expectations for patients such as wearing masks.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update – March 1, 2021
We are administering vaccines to our patients and community members. As a vaccine administrator we are required to follow CDC and State of Michigan protocols. In the state of Michigan the current eligible populations include:
- individuals 65 and older.
- Health care workers and front line responders
- School and child care staff
- Corrections staff
- Long term care residents and staff
On March 1, Michiganders working in the food and agriculture sector became eligible for vaccination. This group includes food processing workers, especially workers at meat processing and meatpacking facilities; workers who process fruit and vegetables; dairy processing; animal feed manufacturing; food and animal feed ingredient manufacturing; beverage production; and the production of food packaging.
Farmers and farm workers, including migrant and seasonal workers, involved in raising, cultivating, harvesting, packing, storing, and distributing agricultural commodities, and who are by the nature of their work in close proximity and contact with other people.
Please contact the Center for Family Health at 517-748-5500 to schedule your vaccine. Please identify the industry you work for when you call in. Thank you and hope to see you soon!
Other sites that are vaccinating in our community include Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Jackson County Health Department and some pharmacies. Please check out their websites for more information.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update – January 24, 2021
CFH has received designation as a COVID-19 vaccine administration site by the CDC and MDHHS.
Due to limited supply of vaccine doses, at this time state and federal agencies are determining how vaccines are distributed to health departments, hospitals, pharmacies and health centers like us. It is important to note that distribution varies by state, by county and even within the county. Up to this point the Center has only been allocated doses for our staff.
When we receive the vaccine we are required to follow the guidelines for determining who is eligible. Effective January 11th this includes individuals 65 and older as well as some essential worker categories. For more information please visit the state website at Michigan.gov/covidvaccine
We are experiencing high call volumes with questions about the vaccine. To help manage this we ask that you please check our website for updates rather than calling. When we receive the vaccine we will begin reaching out directly to our patients age 65 and older through the contact information we have on file. In the meantime, we ask that you refer to the state site at Michigan.gov/COVIDVaccine or the Jackson County site at co.jackson.mi.us/2295/Coronavirus for more information. We will also post updates on our Facebook page and website regularly.
This is a very exciting but also frustrating time and we appreciate your patience. Our goal is to administer the vaccine doses we receive as quickly as possible. We are committed to working with our patients and community to combat the virus. Please continue to practice social distancing, wear your mask and wash hands frequently. These are the best tools we all have at our disposal to help fight the spread.
Symptoms: People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Prevention is KEY, and Center for Family Health is working to limit the spread of illness through:
- Continuous, thorough cleaning and sanitizing of exam rooms, lobbies, and frequently touched surfaces at all facilities.
- All Center for Family Health locations are conducting daily screenings of patients and staff for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering a building.
- Making masks available for patient use, hand sanitizer and tissues available in all waiting areas.
- Encouraging social distancing of at least 6 feet in all areas of facilities.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: Everyone can help prevent the spread of coronavirus and other infectious diseases by practicing everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, maintaining a safe social distance of 6 feet from others, wearing a face covering in public spaces, and covering coughs and sneezes.
- COVID-19 Testing, by scheduled appointments, is offered at two locations. Call (517) 748-5363.
- All medical, dental (emergencies only), and behavioral health services are available.
- Pharmacy, open normal hours; offer curbside and home deliveries
- Walk in Clinic, open and available 7-days per week – if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, drive up to the tent to be checked in and seen inside our respiratory clinic.
- Virtual visits (telephone and video visits through MyChart)
Note: In accordance with the CARES ACT, section 3202(b) which requires providers of diagnostic testing for COVID-19 to publish the costs of testing, the Center for Family Health has the following costs: screening – $25, Specimen collection – $15, and Diagnostic testing – $67. These costs usually are covered by insurance.
LOCATIONS THAT ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED:
Jackson High Health Center
Northeast Health Center
Parkside Health Center
MDHHS Coronavirus Hotline
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) launched a public hotline to answer health-related COVID-19 questions. The hotline will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136.
Medicaid Beneficiaries Won’t Lose Coverage During State of Emergency
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is suspending program coverage closures for all Medicaid programs beginning March 16, 2020.
The temporary suspension of closures applies to Medicaid, MIChild, Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP).
For the latest developments, prevention tips and risk factors, please visit the following pages on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website: