COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID Testing

  • Until everyone can be vaccinated, testing is vital to Rhode Island’s attack on COVID-19
  • Rhode Island has one of the most robust testing programs in the nation
  • Please visit the RIDOH Testing page to learn more, there are multiple options to fit every schedule including locations that do not require an appointment

Vaccine Information

  • The state of Rhode Island has recently released new guidance for the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please continue below, you can also find more information here.
  • Detailed information for Portsmouth and Middletown residents can be found below the graphic.
COVID-19 Vaccine Timeline


  • Portsmouth has allocated the first doses to people who had previously registered as having special needs. If there is anyone in your home with special needs you can have them added to the registry here; Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry: Department of Health (
  • A registry is being prepared at the Town Hall reception desk.
  • Starting in the morning 2/1/2021, direct all inquiries to the following email or phone number:
  • They will be asking for:
    • First and Last name
    • Age
    • Phone Number
    • Email (if applicable)
  • People will be contacted with further information regarding when and where to receive vaccinations once that information has been received
  • This will be published on the towns front page of its website here.


Medical Assistance

  • Primary Care Physicians: Constituents seeking a primary care physician can access a list of physicians at or contact their community health center for assistance:
  • Family Health Services of Coventry, Phone: 401-828-5335
  • East Bay Community Action, Riverside, Phone: 401-437-1008
  • Wood River Health Services, Hope Valley, Phone: 401-539-2461
  • Tri-County Community Health Center , Phone: 401-519-1940
  • East Bay Community Action Program, Phone: 401-848-2160

Transportation to Testing Sites

  • Constituents seeking transportation assistance to testing sites can contact the following services: MTM has support in place to transport those enrolled in Medicaid and people who qualify for the Elderly Transportation Program. Eligible individuals call: 1-855-330-9131 (TTY: 711) *This service is only available if no other transportation options are available.