Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Testing at OMC

OMC offers COVID-19 testing for individuals who have had a known exposure, symptomatic individuals, pre-procedural patients and starting November 1 will offer PCR travel testing. Outside of travel testing, testing is not appropriate for asymptomatic individuals without exposure. MORE

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination is readily available in our community. MORE

Virtual Patient & Provider Visits

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

OMC News & Information

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

Should You Get a COVID Test?

Updated Jan. 14, 2022

Use the chart below to determine where you should pursue testing.

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 daily at the OMC Front Street Clinic on a walk-in basis.

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 Front Street Clinic or the Walk-in Clinic in Port Angeles or Sequim. If patients need to seek care at the Walk-In Clinic for COVID-related issues, they will see a provider and be evaluated; a provider visit will be billed. COVID tests are available at no cost to the patient at the Front Street Clinic.

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 Front Street Clinic or the Walk-in Clinic in Port Angeles or Sequim. If patients need to seek care at the Walk-In Clinic for COVID-related issues, they will see a provider and be evaluated; a provider visit will be billed. COVID tests are available at no cost to the patient at the Front Street Clinic.

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 OMC Front Street Clinic. Asymptomatic patients may park and go inside the clinic to be tested. Asymptomatic patients do not need to wait in the drive-thru line. You must be free of all symptoms of COVID-19 in order to enter the Front Street Clinic to be tested.

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

Updated Jan. 14, 2022

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

OMC Front Street Clinic

Drive-up testing site is available at the OMC Front Street Clinic at 901 E. Front Street in Port Angeles. Symptomatic patients must use the drive-thru testing. Asymptomatic patients with a known exposure may park and go inside the clinic to be tested. Asymptomatic patients do not need to wait in the drive-thru line. You must be free of all symptoms of COVID-19 in order to enter the Front Street Clinic to be tested.

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.

The OMC Front Street Clinic also offers pre-procedural testing, and PCR travel tests for travel are now available on a walk-in basis.

OMP Walk-in Clinics

Due to increased demand for COVID-19 tests, beginning Monday, Jan. 17, the Walk-In Clinics in Port Angeles and Sequim will no longer offer standalone COVID tests. If patients need to seek care at the Walk-In Clinic for COVID-related issues, they will see a provider and be evaluated; a provider visit will be billed.

As a reminder, the following COVID tests are available at no cost to the patient at the Front Street Clinic.

  • Pre-op test
  • Travel test
  • Test for individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Test for individuals who have been exposed 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

PCR travel tests are now available on a walk-in basis at the OMC Front Street Clinic at 901 E. Front Street in Port Angeles. Travel tests are an out-of-pocket cost of $180 and payment via credit or debit card is required at the time of service. Tests results are returned in 48 to 72 hours via MyChart or secure email. Walk-in hours are 8:30 am to 4 pm daily.

Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in Clallam County?

Olympic Medical Center

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available daily from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at the OMC Front Street Clinic at 901 E. Front Street in Port Angeles.

COVID-19 test is at no cost to the patient; however, if a patient has health insurance, it will be billed.

Testing at OMP is appropriate for the following individuals meeting the following qualifications:

  • Pre-procedural test
    • Patients who need this testing will be notified and can obtain their test on a walk-in basis.
  • Asymptomatic with a known direct, first-hand exposure. Please utilize the drive-through lanes.
    • If you have a known first-hand exposure to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, please use the COVID-19 testing site.

For more information on COVID-19 testing available at OMP, visit https://www.olympicmedical.org/services/covid-19-services/.

Walgreens – Port Angeles

In addition to OMC’s drive-thru testing site, COVID-19 testing is available at the Walgreens location at 932 E. Front Street in Port Angeles.

Testing at Walgreens is available for individuals who are at least 3 years of age. A parent or legal guardian will need to accompany those receiving a test who are ages 3-18.

COVID-19 tests at Walgreens are provided at no cost to individuals with most insurance or government assistance.

For more information on Walgreens’ drive-thru testing options, visit https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing.

Testing Options in Clallam County

For more information on testing options in Clallam County, visit http://www.clallam.net/coronavirus/doc/HowtoGetested.pdf.

Testing Options in the State of Washington

For a full list of testing options in the State of Washington, visit https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/TestingforCOVID19/TestingLocations.

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.

Visitation Policy

Effective January 19, 2022, hospital patients and OMP Clinic patients will be allowed up to one (1) visitor; requirements and exceptions apply. Olympic Medical Center is committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, staff, visitors and our community members. Please view our Visitor Guidelines page for details.

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.

OMC Offers Monoclonal Antibodies

Updated January 7, 2022 

Olympic Medical Center currently offers monoclonal antibodies to patients who have a provider referral and meet each of the following criteria:

  • Tested positive for COVID-19 with mild to moderate symptoms;
  • Have had symptoms of COVID-19 for no more than 10 days;
  • Not hospitalized for COVID-19;
  • Not requiring oxygen due to COVID-19 infection;
  • Not hypersensitive to these ingredients: sotrovimab; L-histidine, L-histidine monohydrochloride, L-methionine, sucrose, polysorbate 80;
  • If an individual meets each of the above criteria, in order to be eligible, they must also meet one of the following criteria:
    • At least 65 years of age;
    • Pregnancy;
    • Medical condition that puts them at risk for severe disease.

Talk to your primary care provider about whether you should get monoclonal antibody treatment. Olympic Medical Center accepts referrals from providers throughout Clallam County.

How do monoclonal antibodies work?
Monoclonal antibodies are made in a laboratory and act like natural antibodies to fight infections by blocking the virus from entering your cells and making more virus.

Who should receive monoclonal antibody treatment?
Monoclonal antibody treatment is available at OMC for people who have tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms that started within 7 days, and meet the criteria outlined above. These treatments are allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under an Emergency Use Authorization. Local availability can vary, dependent on continued supply to Olympic Medical Center.

Why should you receive monoclonal antibody treatment?
To jump start your immune system response and help your body fight COVID-19. Though clinical trials are still going, studies show less hospitalizations and emergency room visits, and a decrease in the amount of virus in an infected person’s blood.

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.