Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Guidance

Coronavirus

At North Olympic Healthcare Network, we continue to employ a multitude of safety measures to protect our patients and staff during the pandemic. These safety measures include strict masking protocols, universal screening before entering buildings, reconfiguration of waiting and check-in areas to comply with distancing recommendations, and enhanced disinfection protocols.

We are asking our patients to do their part to help. Please arrive early for your appointment if possible with the understanding that additional safety measures may result in longer wait times, bring and wear your mask, and stay six feet apart from others during your visit.

We are confident that we are providing a very safe environment for everyone who comes to our clinics, however, patients may still request a car visit or telehealth visit if appropriate. Please call (360) 452-7891 to make the necessary arrangements.

For the latest updates regarding coronavirus / COVID-19, please visit the Clallam County Coronavirus Information page.

Screening

As a continued commitment to keeping our facilities a safe place for patients, we screen all patients and visitors for COVID symptoms before they are allowed to enter any of our buildings. We try to make this as quick and painless as possible.

We also make every effort to pre-screen patients by phone 1-2 days in advance of their appointment. Upon arrival, pre-screened patients receive a shortened version of the standard screening to determine if anything has changed.

Testing

COVID testing is available for any NOHN patients with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

According to health department officials, pre-travel COVID testing for asymptomatic patients is not allowed in Clallam, Kitsap, or Jefferson Counties. Further, we are no longer able to provide work-related COVID testing for asymptomatic patients.

The only asymptomatic COVID testing available in Clallam County is for patients scheduled for a surgery/procedure or who have had a known exposure to a COVID-19 positive patient.

Masking

NOHN patients are asked to bring and wear their own face masks per the Governor’s face covering mandate. Wearing a mask is one of the most effective things you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. Please note that there are exceptions to the mandate, including children younger than five years old and people with certain disabilities or health conditions.

North Olympic Healthcare Network is proud to partner with Clallam County and several local agencies to help distribute free cloth face masks to low income families and individuals. The masks were purchased and donated by Washington State in an effort to provide two free masks to every person in Washington below 200% of the federal poverty level. An example would be a family of four earning $52,400 or less.

If you qualify, please contact NOHN's Community Resource Navigator, Ari Flores-Cisneros, at (360) 452-7891 ext 2894. A limited supply of masks is also available at NOHN's Expanded Services Building at 933 E. First Street in Port Angeles.

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