Lestonnac's COVID-19 Response

 

Lestonnac Free Clinic’s Commitment

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the health of our loved ones, global economy, and daily routines. As we all continue to navigate through these troubling times and unknown challenges, we want you to know that Lestonnac Free Clinic will carry on serving our mission in providing high quality healthcare for the uninsured and economically vulnerable residents in our community. Our mission, especially now, is only made possible through the support of our generous volunteers and donors.

 

Coming together as a Community

As a community, we need come together to help those who are most vulnerable during this crisis. Courage, kindness, generosity and adaptability will make a difference as we fight these current and future challenges. This is a time to share resources, collaborate, and take care of one another.

Amidst the growing supply shortages, Lestonnac Free Clinic is facilitating solutions to work together. Our free electronic referral tool (CRN: Community Referral Network) now has an option where agencies can request for personal protective equipment (PPE), facility supplies (such as paper towels, bleach, and cleaning supplies), volunteers, and anything else you may need to care for your clients. We are asking all our agencies to please share what supplies you can by picking up some of these referrals. Let’s help each other and empower our community together.

If you are a non-profit interested in referring through CRN, please fill out our form:
https://buff.ly/2vzghWE

You can also email nahn@lestonnacfreeclinic.org or call/text: (714)313-1707

 

We are here to help our patients

If you are a Lestonnac Free Clinic patient, we will stand ready to help you. If you need a refill or would like to schedule a phone or video appointment, please call (714) 633-4600

At this time we are UNABLE to provide Covid-19 testing. Please DO NOT visit any of our locations if you think you have Covid-19 or any flu like symptoms. To find information about Covid-19 or a testing center near you please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at: www.cdc.gov . 

 

Taking care of our employees

Supporting our employees during this crisis period is critical to providing the services needed by our community. We have taken actions to protect the physical well-being and financial security of our employees so that they are in a position to care for their health, while also providing medical care to our patients. Employees who are not in direct patient care are working remotely. All our clinics remain open. However, we have taken several precautionary measures to maintain safety. These measures include exercising social distancing, having patients wait in their cars, limiting the number of people in any space to 10 individuals, and making phone or video appointments available to our patients. We have increased our sanitary procedures and are actively promoting the recommended practices by the CDC. The commitments made to support and care for our employees will ensure that we can provide the safest possible medical services to our community.

 

Taking care of our volunteers

We depend on our volunteer doctors to care for our patients. During this time, we have shifted to telemedicine in order to minimize direct patient contact. We will continue to care for our patients and believe this method of patient care best fits the situation. Many of our patients have underlying medical conditions, which puts them at a higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. We are working to keep our patients healthy without jeopardizing our healthcare providers.

 

Your support

We have shifted our focus and resources to better prepare for the challenges that arise from the COVID-19 pandemic. Any monetary donations made would go towards helping us maintain our commitment to providing free high-quality healthcare for those uninsured and economically vulnerable residents in our community.

Any donation would be greatly appreciated. If you can please DONATE HERE.

If you are a Medical Provider who would like to volunteer your skills and time via telemedicine, please visit Get Involved (linked above)

 

Thank you for helping us keep our community safe and healthy.  

Ed