As the cases of COVID-19 increase throughout our state, Brown Medicine’s priority is to keep providing the care our patients need while ensuring that our staff, patients, and their caregivers are safe.


Currently, we are making temporary changes in our offices to be able to accommodate the high number of patients in need of in-office visits while minimizing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. This may include asking to reschedule routine appointments such as annuals and follow-ups and changing an in-person visit to telemedicine, when appropriate.

Brown Medicine strongly encourages all eligible patients to receive the COVID-19 vaccines and booster. The booster adds significant protection against infection and severe illness. If not vaccinated at all, please do so now. Pfizer and Moderna boosters may be given at 5 months from the last vaccination (or two months after one J&J vaccination). To make an appointment and get additional information, visit C19vaccineRI.org or call 844-930-1779. We follow the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations in regard to isolation and quarantine guidelines for persons who have been infected and/or exposed to the COVID -19 virus. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

Because some patients in our offices have weakened immune systems, people with infections must wait 10 days before being seen in their regular practice site. This is to protect all our patients.

Like many services, we too are experiencing staff shortages due to illness. Please consider using the portal for nonurgent messages.

COVID at home tests do not require a physician or other healthcare professional’s order to be covered by insurance. Thank you for helping us to provide you with the best care possible.

(This information is current as of 01/13/22 and is subject to change/update.)

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