Today’s message is about increased testing in Lincoln County and a reminder about prescription delivery.
Expanded Testing Now Available
Samaritan Health announced expanded testing at their drive-thru sites this week.
All patients with symptoms and a clinician order can get tested. Also, residents, staff, children, or other people in a care facility or group living setting as long as labs have capacity. The list of symptoms from the CDC expanded this week to include:
- Difficulty Breathing
- Headache Sore throat Chills
- Repeated shaking with chills Muscle pain
- New loss of taste or smell
If you do not have a medical provider, there are at least two options:
Contact Lincoln Community Health Center to become a new patient and get screened. 541-265-4947 or visit www.lincolncommunityhealthcenter.com . LCHC is a community clinic and does not turn anyone away if they are unable to pay.
Contact Samaritan Health to become a new patient and get screened. 541-768- 7080 or visit samhealth.org/health-services/coronavirus-information
Drive thru testing sites
(these sites require an appointment and a clinician’s order)
Depoe Bay: 531 US-101 Suite A Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Waldport: 920 SW Range Dr Waldport, OR 97394
“Samaritan has expanded testing criteria to include ALL patients with symptoms of coronavirus, with a clinician’s order, and we encourage anyone who has any cold or flu- like symptoms to contact their health care provider to find out whether they should get tested. We believe increased testing availability will further help reduce the spread of the virus and help our communities get a better sense of how the disease is spreading.”
Adam Brady, MD, Samaritan Infectious Disease
Robert Turngren, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Samaritan Health Service
Lincoln County EOC Revised: 04/29/20, 7:00pm Public Information Update
Lincoln County Sheriff’s office and Toledo Police Department are now delivering prescriptions to vulnerable people unable to get to the pharmacy. This is a free service and could take up to one business day to delivery. Contact the Lincoln County Call Center to answer screening questions, demographic information and drop off address at 541-265-0621.