By Catherine Rice, Vice President of Marketing/Outreach
There’s been a flurry of news articles and TV and radio segments about COVID vaccines, distribution plans and more. It can be overwhelming and confusing.
Here at Health Partnership Clinic (HPC), we’re trying our best to educate our patients and community. The latest updates can be found on our website, hpcks.org or Facebook @HPChealth.
HPC has a very limited supply of vaccines and will only be vaccinating current HPC patients who meet the established criteria of both the state and county at this time.
Clinic patients should request a vaccine from his/her provider through the clinic’s patient portal (https://hpcks.org/patient-portal/) or call 913-276-7012. We are asking patients to leave their name, date of birth and contact information slowly and clearly. A member of our staff will make contact when vaccines become available. Please realize that we do not know what our supply will be or when we will receive allocated doses. It will only delay response times if multiple messages are left.
Understanding Quarantine vs Self-isolation and more
Patients and communities still have questions about quarantine and self-isolation. Wael S. Mourad, MD, MHCM, FAAFP, the clinic’s Chief Health Officer and a family physician, lays out this information in the below video:
How HPC is addressing COVID-19?
We’ve taken a number of steps to ensure the health and safety of our staff, patients and community. Learn more by viewing our latest video:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds us that if we use all the tools we have, we stand the best chance of getting our families, communities, schools and workplaces “back to normal” sooner:
- Get vaccinated (when vaccines become available!)
- Stay six feet from others and avoid crowds.
- Wear a mask.
- Wash hands often.
County Vaccine Resources
If you are not a HPC patient, below are some resources regarding accessing COVID-19 vaccines.
County residents who would like to get on a list to receive the vaccine when it becomes available to them based on age and medical conditions, call 785-229-3531.