COVID-19 testing to be handled at OFHC

  • Fri Jul 10th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by Tina Mankowski, UW Medicine

Beginning July 6 the UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic will no longer be the COVID-19 designated testing site for all Orcas Islanders. Since early March, the clinic has tested symptomatic islanders for COVID-19 regardless of their clinic affiliation. The Orcas Family Health Center has now resumed full operations and will be testing its symptomatic patients for COVID-19 as well as caring for its established patients.

As the state of Washington enters the various phases of reopening, UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic is now in a position to return to more normal operations. There is now a greater demand for pre-procedure testing, travel-related requests, and other outpatient procedures. The clinic will continue to test its symptomatic patients for COVID-19 and provide testing for visitors and seasonal residents, as needed.

We are proud of the care and service we have been able to offer to Orcas Islanders. For more information about our clinic and its services, please call 360-376-2561 or visit https://www.uwmedicine.org/locations/orcas-island-clinic. The Orcas Family Health Center can be reached at 360-376-7778 or visit http://www.orcasfamilyhealthcenter.org/pages/. Thank you.