Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the US

Information Hotline

Maryland DOH Hotline

1-877-463-3464 (24 hours)

Montgomery County Information Line

240-777-0311

Montgomery County Disease Control

240-777-1755 (24 hours)

The CCACC Pan Asian Volunteer Clinic (PAVHC) was able to continue providing essential medical services. During COVID-19, we adopted a tele-medicine service model, while keeping the door open for those who have no access to online applications for tele-visits.

With funding support, we were able to provide additional services in response to COVID-19.

  1. COVID-19 Hotline: We maintained a COVID-19 Information Hotline (301-798-6001) for community members to call in for information related to COVID-19, ranging from symptoms to testing resources and medical services related to COVID-19. We also provided brief counseling through the information hotline for people who experienced emotional disturbances during the pandemic. The hotline is staffed by bilingual (English/Chinese) medical staff (registered nurses and a team of volunteer physicians) and mental health professionals (a psychiatrist and licensed counselors).

  2. Grant Application Assistance Program: We offer a Grant Application Assistance Program (GAAP) information line (301-663-0983) to help people navigate grant programs to relieve economic stress due to the pandemic. This program is staffed by CCACC staff whose normal job responsibilities were put on hold due to COVID-19.

  3. Food Delivery Service: With the grant from the food security council, we were able to deliver hot meals to seniors who live alone in the community and have difficulty accessing food and going to the grocery store. (Please call 301-663-0938 if you need assistance with food delivery)

  4. Webinars: We provided a series of webinars to community members during the pandemic. Topics covered COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment from a TCM Perspective, Mental Health during the Pandemic, Caring for Seniors and Demented Seniors during the Pandemic, and Parenting during the Pandemic. We also offered webinars on the economic impact relief program in partnership with the Montgomery County Government.

  5. COVID-19 Testing: We assumed a leadership role in facilitating conversation between the community and the local government. On February 7, the clinic hosted a meeting with Montgomery County Public Health Officer, Dr. Travis Gayles, to understand the county's preparedness for the upcoming pandemic. The clinic is currently provides COVID-19 testing for registered patients so we can reach the hard-to-reach community members. (Please call 240-393-5950 for more details)

COVID-19 Testing

PCR Test via CIAN Lab

For screening and diagnosis, call 240-393-5950 for an appointment.

Fee

  • The test kits are provided free by Montgomery County. Check the county facility for free testing

  • Insured Patients: copay collected according to insurance policy

  • Montgomery Care Patients: $25 donation encouraged

  • Self-Pay Patients: $80

Sofia 2 Rapid Antigen Test

Intended for the qualitative detection of the nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal (NP) and nasal (NS) swab specimens directly from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare providers within the first five days of the onset of symptoms.

Fee

  • CCACC Health was awarded 200 rapid test kits (combination for COVID and Flu A and B). After these test kits are used, patients will be charged for the cost of the kit ($50 each).

  • A telehealth visit is required for ordering this test kit:

    • Insured Patients: copay collected according to insurance policy

    • Montgomery Care Patients: $25 donation encouraged

    • Self-Pay Patients: $80

 

Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment

If you think you are ill and need medical care, you should seek medical attention. Call ahead before going so the provider can take precautions when you arrive. Testing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) change frequently. Please visit their site for updates on their guidance about who should be tested.

Your physician or health care provider will assess your symptoms and determine if diagnostic testing for the COVID-19 virus is appropriate. If your health care provider suspects COVID-19, THEY will coordinate testing with a commercial lab or the State's public health laboratory. While some commercial labs have the ability to analyze and report results to the patient or provider who ordered testing, the labs currently only perform the analysis and DO NOT collect specimens directly from patients. If you would like to speak with a nurse please call 240-777-1755.  

 
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Local Health Community's Response

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the global population and the numbers of people infected in the US continues to increase daily. The availability of testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the disease COVID-19 remains limited and restricted, and varies by state and locality. Information about COVID-19 is widely available from the internet and it is difficult to distinguish between legitimate information and unfounded opinions.
 
As a community clinic, the Pan-Asian Voluntary Health Clinic (PAVHC) has been engaged in communications with both county and state health departments. Since the outbreak, PAVHC has worked closely with the Chinese American Physician Association (ACAP) to advocate for the needs of the community. We strive to obtain first-hand official information, and then communicate accurate information back to our community, through our website, social media, and local Chinese news networks.
 
Currently, PAVHC has a COVID-19 Information Line (301-798-6001) to provide information and answer questions about COVID-19. The information line has Chinese language speakers, and is open to the public Monday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Information available includes local resources for medical service, and precautions to take while under home isolation. If necessary, the call can be referred to a volunteer physician from PAVHC or ACAP.
 
PAVHC also works within the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC), and has posted a Chinese-language webpage at https://www.ccacc-dc.org. PAVHC also has its own webpage with medical-related information to COVID-19 at http://www.pavhc-dc.org/2019ncov.html.

CCACC Pan Asian Volunteer Health Clinic (PAVHC)

9318 Gaither Road, Suite 205

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

panasianclinic@ccacc-dc.org

Doctor visits by appointment only.
Patient eligibility screenings by appointment.


For more information, call 240-393-5950 or email us.

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

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