COVID 19 Updates

Dear Community Members,

We hope you are all doing well in this unprecedented time of change. We realize that community members are feeling a growing sense of uncertainty at this time, so we want to remind you that we are here with you.

As residents living across Cape Cod and the Commonwealth prepare for the closing of non-essential businesses and moving into “stay at home” measures, ASGCC today took additional steps to greatly reduce risk for our clients, participants, volunteers and staff over the next few weeks.

ASGCC is open daily from 9:00am until 3:00pm for our Cape Cod clients. Due to the large geographical area our services cover, we are providing details for each ASGCC location:

Provincetown:

  • All Medical Case Management services are shifting to virtual meetings, staff are working remotely.
  • ASGCC’s Food and Nutrition program – specifically daily meals for clients living in Provincetown and Truro – will be available by delivery only. We have a small staff working out of the office for food preparation and delivery.
  • The Drop-in Center on Commercial Street will continue with appointment only for Syringe Services and Narcan access. All staff will be working remotely. The phone number for the Drop-in Center is 508.487.8311
  • HIV/STI testing is temporarily suspended. However, if you feel you have been exposed to HIV transmission and need urgent access to testing, please call us.
  • Phones will be answered from 9:00am until 3:00pm daily. The office number is 508.487.9445 for the client services, including the food program.
  • Foley House services will continue uninterrupted with social distancing practices in place.

Hyannis / Falmouth:

  • All Medical Case Management services are shifting to virtual meetings.
  • Phones will be answered from 9:00am until 3:00pm daily. The phone number for Hyannis is 508.778.1954, and for Falmouth it is 774.763.6656.
  • On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the Hyannis office will be open from 11:00am until 2:00pm with a very limited staff on site – by appointment only.
  • ASGCC will arrange for pre-scheduled pick-up and deliveries of Narcan and Syringe services during these windows. The staff will also be able to provide package food pantry boxes for ASGCC clients (arranged by appointment).
  • HIV/STI testing is temporarily suspended. However, if you feel you have been exposed to HIV transmission and need urgent access to testing, please call us.

Martha’s Vineyard:

  • Office services are temporarily suspended, but phones are still active from 9:00am until 3:00pm daily. The office phone number is 774.994.7935.

All behavioral health support groups have temporarily shifted to online platforms. For information on Crystal Free (including access to the “drop-in” group for gay/bi men seeking recovery supports from crystal meth), please email dgates@asgcc.org.

In order to respond to the needs of our clients and our community, as well as the changing dynamic of the COVID-19 community impact, ASGCC will revisit and adjust our operational criteria as needed.

Please stay safe and practice social distancing. We are all in this together. Remember, we are resilient!

Yours in Solidarity,
Dan Gates
President and CEO
AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod