UPDATES TO ESPERANZA HEALTH CENTER SERVICES / COVID-19
Esperanza Health Center is taking precautions to keep our patients, guests and staff members as safe as possible.
- All patients and visitors to Esperanza are asked to wear a face covering when coming to the health center; face coverings are provided at the entrance.
- Patients will be asked questions about their symptoms.
- Patients are asked to come alone to their appointment, if possible; patients requiring assistance (children, patients with special needs, or elderly patients) may bring one essential guardian with them to their appointment.
We are here to care for you! Below is a summary of changes to our services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (updated 5/21/2020):
NEW - Telehealth Visits with Your Provider
You can now schedule a telehealth visit with your Esperanza Health Center provider (including Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health providers) by audio or video from your home using your phone or computer – please click here to learn more about telehealth and how to schedule a visit.
COVID-19 Testing for Community Members (Free)
WHERE: 2755 Kensington Avenue (Rock Ministries)
WHEN: Monday-Thursday, 9am – 11am
No Appointment Necessary
WHERE: 4417 N 6th St (Esperanza Health Center, Hunting Park)
WHEN: Monday-Friday, 1:15pm – 4:15pm
Call (215) 807-8620 to schedule an appointment
How do I know if I should get tested?
If you have: chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever
What should I bring?
Bring insurance or ID if you have it.
COVID-19 Testing for Existing Esperanza Health Center Patients
Esperanza patients currently have the option to receive COVID-19 testing at all three of our sites. If you have questions about testing please call 215-302-3600.
You have symptoms of COVID-19 including cough or shortness of breath, or two of these symptoms: fever, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
You have been exposed to someone with known or suspected COVID-19 (in close contact within 6 feet, for more than 15 minutes, without a mask). Wait until 7 days after being exposed to be tested assure accurate test results. This includes if you have participated in a large crowd gathering or protest. Regardless of the results, it is recommended to quarantine for 14 days after exposure to someone with known or suspected COVID-19, as it may take that long for symptoms to appear.
In the case of a group living or nursing home environment, some programs may require testing to enter the building, as part of a larger screening and prevention program in these specific high risk places.
Adult Medical Care
We are currently seeing adult and pediatric patients at all three of our sites – please call 215-302-3600 to schedule an appointment.
Telehealth visits are also available – please click here for more information about how to schedule a telehealth visit.
Pediatric Medical Care
We are now scheduling in-person well-child visits for children ages 0 through 24 months at all three of our sites. Please call 215-302-3600 to schedule a well-child visit for your child ages 0 – 24 months.
We are also scheduling telehealth visits for children ages 2 – 17 years – please click here for more information about how to schedule a telehealth visit.
We are seeing current Esperanza dental patients at our Kensington site for urgent dental care visits only. If you feel that you need urgent dental care, please call the Dental clinic at 215-302-3156 to be screened by a dentist before scheduling a visit.
Until further notice, we are unable to see patients for routine visits (i.e., cleanings) and other non-emergency dental needs.
Behavioral Health Care
We recognize that this is a stressful time for everyone and that mental wellness is extremely important. Our behavioral health team is now offering brief telehealth visits with a licensed mental health provider for existing Esperanza patients; you do not need to be a current behavioral health patient to use this service. Please call 215-302-3600 if you are interested in scheduling a behavioral health visit by telehealth.
Women's and Prenatal Care
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have adjusted the way that we provide prenatal care to keep you and your baby healthy, safe, and at home as much as possible. Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, we will be suggesting an appointment over the phone instead of in the clinic. These appointments could even be done through a face-to-face video where you will be able to see your provider. Centering Pregnancy groups are temporarily cancelled and will restart once it is safe to do so.
Our clinic is open and we are here to care for you – please call us at 215-302-3600 if you have any concerns, or visit our Women’s and Prenatal Care page for more information.
Our Medication Dispensaries at all three of our sites are currently open, providing prescription medications on-site and by mail order delivery. We encourage all patients to explore the mail order delivery option.
Please visit our Medication Dispensary page for more information, including how to request refills and obtain medications by mail order delivery – or call (215) 302-3600 and follow the prompts for Dispensary at the site where you normally pick up your medications.
Department of Community Health and Wellness Programs
Visit Esperanza’s Community Health and Wellness Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EsperanzaCHW for wellness resources, videos on healthy cooking and fitness, and more. The Community Health and Wellness Department at Esperanza Health Center has suspended or postponed all community programs – these include:
- Young at Heart Seniors Program
- Community Health Promoter Program
- Recipe for Health
- Parenting Circles
Please visit our Community Health and Wellness Department page for more information including other resources on health and wellness.
Sign up for/ Use Our Patient Portal
- Esperanza patients are encouraged to register with and use our Patient Portal. you can use the Patient Portal to request a refill on your medication, communicate with your provider, schedule an appointment, and receive updates from Esperanza Health Center.
“Compelled by the love of God in Christ Jesus, in cooperation with the Church and others, Esperanza Health Center is a multi-cultural ministry providing holistic healthcare to the Latino and underserved communities of Philadelphia.”
We seek to fulfill our mission by providing affordable, high-quality, bilingual and multi-cultural primary health care services in Jesus’ name, regardless of ability to pay, to all those in our communities who seek care.
4417 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Kensington (incl. Dental Clinic)
861 E. Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134