MGH Chelsea, Beth Israel Chelsea Open Respiratory Illness Clinics

The MGH Chelsea Health Center has now opened a new Respiratory Illness Clinic (RIC) to eval­uate patients with respirato­ry symptoms and determine whether they can be treated safely in the outpatient set­ting.

The RIC is designed to serve patients who are seen at MGH health cen­ters in Chelsea, Revere, Charlestown and Everett. However, it is open to all – MGH patients or not – and regardless of their health insurance status and their immigration status.

Make an appointment through your MGH doctor or call 617-724-7000.

The Chelsea clinic marks the third RIC that is see­ing, screening and test­ing patients as part of our COVID-19 response. RIC patients are those who have acute respiratory symptoms along with risk factors for severe illness. An evalua­tion at the RIC will deter­mine whether a patient can be managed at home or re­quires ED care or inpatient admission.

Testing for COVID-19 is available, but only for those who meet the current test­ing criteria. Patients who test positive will receive further guidance on home supportive care and protect­ing their loved ones from exposure.

They will also receive follow-up calls from clin­ical staff at designated in­tervals. In Chelsea, medical interpreters are available for multiple languages. RIC visits are by appointment and walk-in.

The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. Please note, the RIC is located in the Chelsea Health Center (151 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150), and the recently assembled tent in the parking lot will be used for initial patient screenings in the future.

Beth Israel Chel­sea Opens Respira­tory Evaluation Center

Beth Israel Deacon­ess Medical Center in Chelsea is open to treat non-life-threatening emer­gencies and respiratory ill­ness evaluation.­tions/chelseato reserve a time online and spend less time in the waiting room, or call 617-975 -6060.

All patients are screened on arrival and those with respiratory symptoms will be cared for in a separate space.

All patients welcome – a BID primary care physician is not required.

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