To stop the spread of coronavirus, health officials have instructed the public to practice social distancing — staying home, avoiding crowds and refraining from touching one another.
According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can live in the air and on surfaces between several hours and several days. The study found that the virus is viable for up to 72 hours on plastics, 48 hours on stainless steel, 24 hours on cardboard, and 4 hours on copper. It is also detectable in the air for three hours.
The health and well-being of our patients is our most important concern and will continue to be our priority through these difficult times.
The Madison Free Clinic is not a walk-in clinic – please call for appointments or for clinical questions. Visits that can be delayed safely will be rescheduled to reduce the number of patients moving through the clinic. Dental referrals will be for emergencies only at this time. We are not closing, but we are prioritizing cases that cannot wait.
We will continue to provide prescription coverage.
We ask that patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, or respiratory symptoms call the clinic so that appropriate steps can be determined. If you need medication or have a follow-up appointment, please call first for phone
To apply for or to renew your Free Clinic coverage, please visit https://madisonfreeclinic.org/new-patient-application/
We are very pleased to announce that we have recently expanded our hours. The clinic is now open:
Tuesdays 3 – 6 p.m.
Wednesdays 9 a.m. – noon
Thursdays 4 – 7 p.m.
Please check the eligibility requirements, then give us a call at 540-948-3667 to schedule an appointment.
A 4-week Balanced Living with Diabetes series is being offered for individuals who are diabetic, pre-diabetic, or interested in learning how to prevent diabetes, beginning Monday, October 16th from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at the Madison Extension Office (located in the War Memorial Building, 2 South Main Street,). During the series, participants will review diabetic meal planning practices, portion control, and self-management strategies for living well with diabetes, guided by a Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator. Participants will be eligible for a free A1C test and blood pressure screening at no cost. Diabetic friendly recipes will be demonstrated, and participants will receive items to help manage their diabetes (a cookbook, measuring cups, pedometer, etc.) all for free! There is an opportunity for eligible individuals to participate in a study to evaluate the impact of this program.
For more information, or to register, please call Clare Lillard, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent at (540)948-6881.
Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and services are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance or accommodation to participate in this program, please call the Madison County Extension Office at (540)948-6881 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at least five days prior to this event. TDD number is 800-828-1120.