UPDATES FROM THE COMMUNITY
- Kennett Consolidated School District – Food Distribution
- LCH La Comunidad Hispana
- KACS – Kennett Area Community Services – Food Bank
- The Garage Youth Center
- Chester County Hospital
Safety is our number one goal for our patients and our community. At this time, we ask that you please come alone to your appointment. Patients who require additional assistance, such as children, patients with special needs, or elderly patients, can come to their appointments with one support person. Please note that every person who comes in to an LCH facility will have their temperature checked and be asked to wear a mask upon arrival. Thank you for your continued understanding as we work together to fight COVID-19.
LCH will be providing acute visits only at this time. These acute visits will be for children, adolescent, and adult patients (including new patients) who have symptoms like: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose; shortness of breath; chest pain; asthma attack; recent abdominal, back, joint pain or swelling; minor injuries, strains, sprains; minor acute procedures; wound checks; rashes/hives, tick bites, and allergic reactions; problems urinating; or any health related concerns. Patients under the age of 2 years old will still be seen for their well child visits.
Our Dental Center is open for patients with dental emergencies (including new patients) such as: dental pain, broken teeth, abscess or facial swelling, third molar pain (wisdom teeth), dental trauma due to injury, any fillings that are lost or broken and causing pain, and bleeding.
Our Women’s Health Center (OBGYN) remains open for prenatal care and patients with women’s health concerns.
Social Assistance visits are now taking place over the phone only.
Call us immediately if:
1. You have fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
2. You have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
To keep the our patients, our staff, and our community as safe as possible, we are now seeing patients with upper respiratory and flu-like symptoms in our outdoor Medical Mobile Unit Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm in Kennett Square. If our provider’s recommendation is to get tested for COVID-19, our patients can now complete the testing in our Mobile Medical Unit instead of having to get rerouted to another testing site in the county. Tests are at no cost. This is important care coordination for our current members. For the greater public interested in COVID-19 testing, the recommendation from the health department is still to first reach out to your primary care provider on next steps. Don’t have a PCP? We can help you establish care at LCH as a new patient. ……………….. Para mantener a nuestros pacientes, a nuestro personal y a nuestra comunidad lo más seguros posible, ahora estamos atendiendo pacientes con síntomas respiratorios superiores y similares a la gripe en nuestra Unidad Móvil Médica al aire libre de lunes a jueves, de 9:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. en Kennett Square. Si la recomendación de alguno de nuestros especialistas médicos es hacerse la prueba de COVID-19, nuestros pacientes ahora pueden hacerse la prueba en nuestra Unidad móvil en lugar de tener que ir a otro sito para hacerse la prueba. Las pruebas son gratis. Esto es un privilegio solo para nuestros pacientes actuales. Para el publico en general interesado en la prueba de COVID-19, la recomendación del departamento de salud sigue siendo comunicarse primero con su médico de atención primaria para saber cuáles son los próximos pasos. ¿No tienes un médico? Podemos ayudarlo a establecer atención medica en LCH como paciente nuevo.
Please help us communicate that KACS is here to help. We are open for food distribution and by appointment, for emergency assistance. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unmet needs above and beyond the usual.
Now more than ever, low-income families are depending on KACS. Many families are facing financial hardship, particularly low-wage service workers and other hourly employees, due to the severe slowdown in business over the coronavirus spread.
Our Emergency Assistance Program is housed within the Resource Center located at 138 West Cedar Street in Kennett Square, next-door to the Kennett Food Cupboard.
The Emergency Assistance Program offers the following services for those currently living in our service area:
financial assistance for rent, utility bills, and other basic living expenses, please call 610-925-3556 ext. 114.
housing assistance to those who are experiencing homelessness or about to be homeless, please call 610-925-3556 ext. 111.
microloan program, please call 610-925-3556 ext. 119.
connecting those in need with a partner agency that will best assist them, please call 610-925-3556 ext. 120.
All other inquiries about emergency assistance please call 610-925-3556 ext. 120
For help with Emergency Assistance you must first contact us by phone or email. We are NOT accepting walk-ins at the Resource Center.
Our Food Cupboard is located at 136 West Cedar Street in Kennett Square and serves our neighbors living in the Avon Grove, Unionville and Kennett Consolidated School Districts who need help.
5-7 day supply of food provided once a month
Updated Hours: Friday 11am to 6pm
At this time, we are unable to accept any food donations as we have suspended our volunteer corps during this pandemic.
COVID-19 is creating new needs while putting enormous financial pressure on all nonprofits. Contributions make it possible for KACS to continue providing much-needed help during this crisis. That is what would be most useful at this time. This is what we need your help with.
What you can do:
Make a donation. The best way to help us help others is to make an online donation on our website at www.kacsonline.net.
Share our information with your contacts, friends, and network on social media. Be a voice for how people can help each other in this time of social distancing, while staying safe.
Even during a crisis that requires us to keep our distance from members of our community, we can support each other. Speaking up for the needs that exist and sharing how you are helping can inspire others to act as well.
We need you now, more than ever.
Your help is greatly appreciated,
Leah M. Reynolds, M.S.P.L.
The Garage has also set up a COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND
CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL