Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Updated June 1, 2021

OMP is administering Pfizer vaccine by appointment only through Olympic Medical Center’s COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in the parking lot immediately west of the OMP Administration office at 1035 Caroline Street in Port Angeles. To make an appointment, OMP patients can call (360) 565-0999. MORE

Clallam County residents who are 12 years of age or older are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC has approved the Pfizer vaccine for individuals who are at least 12 years of age, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been approved by the CDC for individuals who are at least 18 years of age.

For a calendar of vaccination events in Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks in the month of May, visit the Clallam County Department of Health’s Coronavirus webpage. MORE

Latest Updates on COVID-19

Updated May 17, 2021

On May 12, the Washington State Department of Health announced that all Washington residents 12 years of age or older are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, following an authorization from the U.S. FDA to expand eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine to include those aged 12-15, as well as 16 or older.

The CDC has approved the Pfizer vaccine for individuals who are at least 12 years of age, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been approved by the CDC for individuals who are at least 18 years of age. For more information from the CDC on these vaccines, click here.

On March 31, Governor Inslee announced that effective April 15, all Washington residents 16 years of age or older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Clallam County is currently in Phase 3 of the State’s Healthy Washington reopening plan.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an emergency use authorization for the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine on Feb. 27. It became the third such COVID-19 vaccine to be approved by the FDA following the Pfizer vaccine on Dec. 11, the Moderna vaccine on Dec. 18.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our daily lives, but there are many resources available to help you, your family, friends and neighbors.

Below you will find details on how Olympic Medical Center is responding to COVID-19, what to expect when you visit the hospital or make a primary care appointment, if you qualify to get tested at OMC and more. You will also find information on community resources, such as food and housing assistance, support for mental and emotional wellbeing, ways you can support local businesses and how you can enjoy the outdoors while practicing physical distancing.

We are all in this together.

COVID-19 Testing Site

COVID-19 testing is available for individuals who have had a known exposure, symptomatic individuals and pre-procedural patients. Testing is not appropriate for asymptomatic individuals without exposure. MORE

Virtual Patient & Provider Visits

Details on how to join your virtual visit and what to expect. MORE

Community Resources

Resources for food and housing assistance, mental and emotional wellbeing, ways to be active outdoors and support local businesses. MORE

OMC News & Information

The latest news and information on COVID-19 from Olympic Medical Center. MORE

Should You Get a COVID Test?

Use the chart below to determine if you should be tested at the OMP COVID-19 Testing Site or if you should seek other options.

Pre-procedural test

Some procedures and surgeries require COVID-19 testing in the days leading up to the scheduled procedure. Patients who need this testing are notified directly.

Pre-procedural testing occurs at the COVID-19 Testing Site.

Symptomatic, no known direct, first-hand exposure

Individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should contact their primary care provider first. If they do not have a primary care provider, they may utilize the Walk-in Clinic in Port Angeles or Sequim.

If you need medical attention, please seek appropriate care with your primary care provider, one of our Walk-in Clinics or the emergency department.

Symptomatic, known direct, first-hand exposure

Individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should contact their primary care provider first. If they do not have a primary care provider, they may utilize the Walk-in Clinic in Port Angeles or Sequim.

If you need medical attention, please seek appropriate care with your primary care provider, one of our Walk-in Clinics or the emergency department.

Asymptomatic, known direct, first-hand exposure

If you have a known first-hand exposure to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, please utilize the COVID-19 Testing Site.

Asymptomatic, no known direct, first-hand exposure

If you do not have symptoms and do not have a known first-hand exposure to COVID-19 then testing is not appropriate at this time. Please talk with your primary care provider about any concerns regarding COVID-19 and your health.

COVID-19 Testing Locations at OMC

Olympic Medical Center offers COVID-19 testing at the following locations:

COVID-19 Testing Site

The drive-up testing site located in the parking lot immediately west of 1035 Caroline Street. This site is open for pre-procedural testing and to test individuals who do not have symptoms but have had a known exposure.

Testing is not appropriate for asymptomatic individuals without exposure, and it is recommended they talk directly with their primary care provider with concerns about COVID-19.

OMP Walk-in Clinics

The Walk-in Clinics in Port Angeles and Sequim provide testing to symptomatic individuals and individuals who have had known exposure to COVID-19.

Testing is not appropriate for asymptomatic individuals without known exposure, and it is recommended they talk directly with their primary care provider with concerns about COVID-19.

Family Medicine, Children’s Clinic

OMP patients may be tested by their primary care provider, whether in the Primary Care Clinic or the Children’s Clinic. By appointment only.

The Emergency Department

The emergency department is for urgent and emergent cases. Please come to the emergency department or dial 911 if you are experiencing difficulty breathing or need urgent medical attention.

Pre-Travel Testing

If you are planning to travel, pre-travel COVID testing options are available through mail-in services, such as Costco, QuestDirect and LabCorp. For specific pre-travel testing instructions, inquire with your airline or destination.

What to Expect When You Visit OMC

When visiting Olympic Medical Center during this time, we want you to feel informed about what to expect well before you walk through the doors.

Masks Are Required

Updated May 17, 2021 

The CDC recently announced that fully vaccinated individuals can resume most activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, however, these recommendations are not intended for healthcare settings. Masks are still required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, when present at any Olympic Medical Center facility.

For the health and safety of all individuals, including those who may be at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19, masks are still recommended by the CDC in healthcare settings.

For the safety of our community, all staff, providers, patients and visitors are required to mask when visiting an Olympic Medical Center facility, with the exemptions as noted:

  • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or persons otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance.
  • While communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Children under the age of five.

Visitors who will not wear a face covering outside of these exemptions will be asked to leave the facility.

Patients and visitors are strongly encouraged to bring their own face masks, but masks will be provided if there is a need. Visit olympicmedical.org/face-mask for tips on how to put on and take off your face mask. To learn how to make and clean your own cloth mask, click here.

Visitation Policy

Olympic Medical Center is screening and restricting visitor and public access to our facilities until COVID-19 is no longer a threat to patients, staff and our community. As of April 14, 2021, all routine visiting and escorting has been suspended in our hospital and clinics. Please visit our Visitor Guidelines page for details.

When to Seek Medical Care & Advice

If you have symptoms like cough, fever or other respiratory problems and would like to obtain a COVID-19 testcontact your regular doctor first, especially if your symptoms are minor. Do not go to the emergency room. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.

If you have difficulty breathing, it doesn’t mean you have novel coronavirus, but you should call 911.

If you’re over 60 and you have underlying conditions like diabetes, heart disease and lung disease, come up with a plan with your doctor to identify your health risks for coronavirus and how to manage symptoms. Contact your doctor right away if you do have symptoms.

Urologist Alan Kowitz, MD, meeting with patient

Continuing Regular Medical Care

Clallam County Health Officer Dr. Allison Unthank recently praised local clinics – including Olympic Medical Physicians – for “operating under excellent infection control” and for being “safe for patient care.” Dr. Unthank recommends that community members continue to seek care from their providers. Per Dr. Unthank:

  • You may continue with your normal medical care. Please take care of yourself by filling prescriptions, etc. If going to the pharmacy makes you uncomfortable, consider the drive-through option or delivery. We do not anticipate shortages of medications so there is no need to ration or stockpile. Call your health provider for further information.
  • Please continue with your personal regular medical care and regular care for your children and all your loved ones, especially if you or they have chronic long-term conditions. It is important to maintain regular checkups and vaccinations. Do not be afraid to go to your primary care provider as they have all made arrangements to keep you safe while you visit.
Entrance to the Walk-In Clinic in Port Angeles

Closures and Cancellations

  • Seasons Café and Espresso at the hospital is closed to the public.
  • All on-site support groups and classes have been suspended until further notice.
  • The OMC Patient Financial Services office at 519 Peabody Street is open during regular business hours. Masking is required. Please know that the following options are available:
    • MyChart – To make a payment or ask a billing question.
    • OMC Website – To make a payment or ask billing questions. Financial Assistance documents are also available here.
    • By Phone – Call (360) 417-7111 to make payments or speak to a representative.
    • If you have an issue where direct contact with a financial counselor is required and you are free of fever or respiratory symptoms, please dial the phone number above to make an appointment.

Additional Resources

Below you can find updated information and resources from national, state, and local health officials, in addition to information about gathering safely during the fall and winter months.