Protecting the health of our community
As Rhode Island continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to providing the critical services that are needed by the communities we serve. We follow all social distancing and masking guidelines as set forth by the RI Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
All Tri-County Health Center and program staff are encouraged to receive vaccination against COVID-19. To date, 100% of Health Center employees are fully vaccinated.
Currently, Tri-County buildings are open for in-person visits, and many programs offer appointments virtually, or via phone if clients prefer. Masks are required to be worn by employees and visitors in common areas of our buildings, including fully vaccinated individuals.
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We are excited to offer the Pfizer vaccine to any person, age 5 and older. If you would like to schedule an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine, please contact our Health Center at 401.519.1940. You do not have to be a Tri-County patient to schedule your vaccine appointment. There is no out-of-pocket cost for the vaccine, and health insurance is not required. However, for those with health insurance, we will bill your health plan for this service.
Tri-County is now administering the COVID-19 booster vaccines (or third dose) for individuals age 12 and older, and who are 5 months or more past their primary COVID-19 vaccination series.
Which booster should I get?
- If you received the Pfizer vaccine, and are 18 or older, you may receive the Pfizer OR Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
- If you received the Moderna vaccine, and are 18 or older, you may receive the Pfizer OR Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
- If you received the Johnston & Johnson Janssen vaccine, and are 18 or older, you may receive the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Teens age 12 -17 may only receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster.
We currently do not offer the Johnston & Johnson Janssen vaccine.
Tri-County Health Centers offer PCR testing for COVID-19. There is no out of pocket cost for testing, and health insurance is not required. However, for those with health insurance, we will bill your health plan for this service. PCR testing for COVID-19 is available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, and from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Johnston High School. Appointments are preferred, but drive-ups are welcome. You do not have to be a patient or client of Tri-County to have a PCR test. Please contact us at 401.519.1940 to schedule a PCR test.
Are you in need of masks, hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes? The Tri-County HEZ program provides these items at no cost to individuals, families and small businesses that reside in Johnston, North Providence and Smithfield. If you are outside of these areas, we can help to connect you with a HEZ program in your area. Contact us at 401-349-6969. Tri-County programs have in-person appointments available, and also offer virtual, or phone visits and appointments if you prefer. Please contact your program for more information on available appointments.