October 15, 2022
Fauquier High School
705 Waterloo Road, Warrenton, VA 20186
We are so pleased to announce that Piedmont Smiles, a one-day, pop-up event providing free dental care to members of our community — including Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Orange and Madison counties, has been rescheduled to October 15, 2022 at Fauquier High School.
Piedmont Smiles is a collaborative project, spearheaded by the Fauquier Free Clinic, with additional support from community stakeholders.
RRCS in partnership with Dominion Energy and VA Dept. for the Aging and Rehabilitative Services is providing FREE single room air conditioners or fans to adults 60 years of age or over who qualify financially.
SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 (Omicron), first reported to WHO on November 24, 2021, has been designated a variant of concern. Mutations in Omicron might increase transmissibility, confer resistance to therapeutics, or partially escape infection- or vaccine-induced immunity.
While Delta remains the dominant strain in the U.S. at this time, cases of the new variant are expected to ‘dramatically increase’ during the Christmas holidays.
Differing slightly differ from the well-known trio of ‘fever, cough and loss of smell’, the five Omicron symptoms to watch out for are:
Mild muscle aches
The Madison Free Clinic remains committed to helping protect the health of our community. We are pleased to offer rapid PCR tests at no cost for persons age 5 and up who live or work in Madison County. Please give us a call at 540-948-3667 to schedule an appointment (no walk-ins, please).
Etlan Community Church and The Farm Connection are placing a tractor-trailer in the old Food World/General Store parking lot on Washington
Street to accept items to send to Mayfield. They need basic supplies
and boxes/plastic totes. See the attached list for the exact items
requested. (Clothes and furniture are not requested right now because
there’s simply nowhere to put them.)
On November 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all adults 18 years of age and older are now eligible to get a booster shot. Thanksgiving is a time when we gather, often indoors, with others. This can lead to an increased risk of disease spread, which can be deadly for those who are vulnerable.
Do you need to be tested for COVID-19? If you live or work in Madison County and need to be tested in order to return to work or school, please call us at 540-948-3667 to schedule an appointment (no walk-ins, please).
The Madison Free Clinic is no longer offering COVID-19 testing, nor are we providing vaccinations. For up-to-date information, please visit the Rappahannock-Rapidan District of the Virginia Department of Health at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/rappahannock-rapidan/.
Vaccinations are available at the Madison Health Dept- Every Wednesday from 8-11 & 1-3. If you need assistance by phone, please call 540-308-6072.
The Madison County Department of Social Services (DSS) is the local agency that administers the benefits and service programs established by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Madison DSS is the agency that County citizens should contact for information and application assistance for various programs, including: Child Care Assistance; Energy Assistance (fuel, crisis, cooling, weatherization); SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – food stamps); Medical Assistance (Medicaid or FAMIS) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
If you need assistance applying for any services that DSS provides, we’re here to help! Simply call the Free Clinic at 540-948-3667 during business hours to schedule an appointment with a volunteer right here in our office. You’ll receive confidential, one-on-one help, customized for your personal situation.
This service is free and open to all residents of Madison County. You do not need to be a Free Clinic patient to participate.
Underlying health and social inequities put many racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick, having more severe illness, and dying from COVID-19. Racial and ethnic minority groups are also unequally affected by unintended economic, social, and secondary health consequences of COVID-19 mitigation strategies such as social distancing.
“Health equity” means that everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Equitable opportunity includes equal access to and distribution of resources. When policies, programs, and systems that support health are equitable, poor health outcomes can be reduced, health disparities can be prevented, and the whole of society benefits.
Madison ranks 58th (out of 133) in the state for overall health outcomes, a situation compounded by lack of access to clinical care (including lack of access to telemedicine via high-speed Internet). Greene ranks 36th, Culpeper 42nd, and Orange 53rd, according to statistics provided by the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation.
Click each link above to learn about underlying health and social inequities that put many racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick, having more severe illness, and dying from COVID-19. Racial and ethnic minority groups are also unequally affected by unintended economic, social, and secondary health consequences of COVID-19 mitigation strategies such as social distancing.
If you are between the ages of 18-64 and need a 2022 Influenza vaccination, please give us a call at 540-948-3667 to schedule an appointment. This service is free and open to those who live or work in Madison County, regardless of income or insurance status.