PROVINCETOWN — Good news for the technologically challenged and the bad-at-planning: three vaccination sites on the Outer Cape are now offering the Covid-19 vaccine to walk-in patients.
All you need is your insurance card if you have one and a valid form of identification. In addition, you should ensure that you have no Covid symptoms on or around the day you plan to get vaccinated.
Both the Wellfleet and Provincetown clinics of Outer Cape Health Services are taking walk-ins. Provincetown OCHS offers walk-in appointments Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wellfleet OCHS offers walk-in appointments Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
When you receive your first vaccination, a clinician will also help you schedule your second dose.
“Being uninsured is not a barrier to being vaccinated,” said Gerry Desautels, senior communications officer at Outer Cape Health this week. The clinic is able to apply for reimbursement through a federal program. “All we have to do is validate that they are, in fact, not insured,” he added.
Cape Cod Healthcare is also providing walk-in appointments at the Melody Tent in Hyannis. Current clinic hours are Friday, May 14 from 8 to 10 a.m.; Monday, May 17 from 3 to 5 p.m.; Thursday, May 20 from 8 to 11 a.m.; Friday, May 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 26 from 3 to 5 p.m.
“Patients will get a notice for a second appointment through the MyChart patient portal, a method that has worked well,” said Patricia Pronovost of Cape Cod Healthcare. “Those who have not signed up for MyChart will be given details on how to enroll. The process is easy to follow.”
The CVS in Provincetown is accepting walk-in appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations during its regular pharmacy hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. The two CVS pharmacies in Orleans, however, are not currently offering walk-in vaccinations.