SVHC Makes Change to COVID Resource Center Hours
Ashley Jowett
/ Categories: NEWS, 2022

SVHC Makes Change to COVID Resource Center Hours

Consent documents available for download to fill out in advance.

BENNINGTON, VT—January 7, 2022—Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s (SVHC) COVID Resource Center hours will change starting Monday, January 10. The center will no longer take appointments for COVID testing. Tests will be available without an appointment every Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. COVID vaccinations and boosters—both walk-ins and scheduled appointments—will be available every Monday through Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Hours may change based on demand, holidays, weather, and other factors.

Consent forms for testing and vaccines are available as downloadable and printable documents at svhealthcare.org/COVID-Resource-Center. Walk-in patients seeking testing and vaccines or boosters are encouraged to fill out their forms in advance. Those who schedule vaccine appointments online do not need to complete a consent form. Those who are unable to fill out forms in advance are asked to bring a pen to fill out the form in their vehicle. 

Testing will not be available in extreme inclement weather, including cold temperatures. Testing will be closed on Tuesday, January 11, when the forecasted temperature is -2 degrees Fahrenheit. 

The clinic is located on the former Southern Vermont College campus at 981 Mansion Drive in Bennington. The COVID Resource Center is a Vermont state contracted facility operated by Southwestern Vermont Health Care.

Patients can schedule their COVID vaccine conveniently online. Go to https://vermont.force.com/events/s/selfregistration to schedule a vaccine. While scheduling is preferred for vaccinations, walk-ins are accepted.
•    The clinic is open to all who are eligible. At present, everyone age 5 and older are eligible for vaccination. People 12 and older are eligible for a booster. 
•    The Pfizer vaccine is available to patients who are ages 5 – 17. Patients over the age of 18 have a choice of Pfizer or Moderna, based on availability.
•    Everyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
•    The services are free, with no cost to patients. Insurance companies may be billed for testing.  

For additional information, visit svhealthcare.org/COVID-Resource-Center

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, healthcare system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.
 
SVMC has earned several prominent distinctions. Most recently, SVMC received the American Hospital Association’s Rural Healthcare Leadership Award for transformational change in efforts toward healthcare reform and its fifth consecutive designation within the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. It ranked fourth in the nation for healthcare value by the Lown Institute Hospitals Index in 2020 and is one of Vermont’s Best Places to Work. SVMC earned an ‘A’ for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group for two years in a row. During the pandemic, SVMC and both its skilled nursing facilities, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, and the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls, earned perfect scores on a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services evaluation meant to determine the ability to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and other infections.
 
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

 

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