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COVID-19 (AKA novel coronavirus)


Update 10/1/2020:  We are OPEN and seeing patients.  We are doing COVID-19 testing at the clinic, but only for current patients, patients establishing primary care with us, McMinnville SBHC patients or certain school groups.


Cliff notes – we are here, we care, and we’re working to protect everyone!  We will try to be posting accurate and helpful information to our website andfacebook page, so you can follow us if you want to see our posts.


Want great resources?  Check out our resource page if you are getting bored or struggling with staying home.

Our current process for seeing patients is working hard to do everything possible to protect you and our most vulnerable clients who still need care during this new and different time.  Our clinic has been taking strict precautions to keep our vulnerable populations safe. 

We have been:

- Utilizing telemedicine to keep our healthy and/or mildly ill patients at home as much as possible, and nearly every insurance company covers this (visits can be for nearly anything, not just illness).  We are even doing some new patient visits via telemedicine.
- Everyone entering the clinic checks in via phone, has a respiratory screen and temperature taken, and is escorted through our one way clinic (so you don't pass other patients) directly to a freshly cleaned room via staff wearing masks
(We request that only one adult accompany a child, adults come unaccompanied, and that no one with any fever or illness symptoms come into the building.  The day of the visit (or day before, if you are aware), if anyone is ill, please call to discuss with us.)  Per Oregon state mandate and for our staff protection, we request that patients and accompanying family or guardians wear masks at all times during your visits.  If you don't have a mask, please ask for one.  If your mask is inadequate, we may ask that you wear one of ours.
- Sick patients do not enter the office: they are seen via telemedicine or at their vehicle
; if needing in person evaluation, are checked in via phone, seen (and any testing needed completed) at their own vehicle in the parking lot in specially designated spots to minimize risks to those entering the building.  (If this is you, please plan to be in your vehicle for 15-30 minutes and bring things to occupy children accordingly.  We do have coverings prepared for the wet weather we are sure is coming!)

We are following the current guidelines put forth by the CDC and AAP to continue to provide well checks and regular follow ups for patients, though some may be done via telemedicine. Rest assured, when you need to be seen, you will be cared for in the safest possible environment, by nurse practitioners with many years of experience.  We have the advantage of being a small clinic with excellent environmental controls away from the hospital.  We are accepting most insurances for newborn, pediatric, and young adults at this time.  While we require our patients to be vaccinated, we are willing to work with parents that prefer a modified schedule. Pregnant mothers can schedule a telemedicine or in person “meet and greet” appointment with our providers.  We look forward to continuing to provide safe and evidence-based care during this unprecedented time. 


We also support preventing transmission of COVID, especially to our more vulnerable populations across our community.  We strongly support the CDC guidelines, including
frequent hand washing, social distancing (at least 6 feet apart), avoid touching your face, wearing masks when around others, covering your cough (and wash after), and avoiding nonessential outings.  One of our staff has reached out to nearly all of our patients over the age of 60, and we want you, in particular, to stay quarantined during this time.  Please continue to take this seriously, and reach out to us if there is something we can help you with.  We want each of you to be safe, but we are still here to care for you (and we want to keep being here, thus our careful precautions to care for us all)! 


In these last months, consulting and learning from others in the county, the state, and across the nation, we are working hard to keep each of you safe and take the very best care of you, according to the ever updating research and guidelines. 
We are thankful for you and honored to be caring for you, and our hopes and wishes go out to you and your families during this historic time.


Scheduling precautions:

  • If you are ill or have been exposed to COVID-19, you will be asked to change your visit to another time, do an outpatient (parking lot visit) or a telemedicine visit to help keep you and our patients at risk healthy, we do apologize for any inconvenience.
  • We will be scheduling patients with any ill concerns either via telemedicine visit or outdoors for patient and staff protection.


Patient precautions:

  • If you are scheduled for a well appointment in person, please let us know as soon as possible if you have any illness symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) and do not come into the office during well visit times.  We will reschedule your or your child’s appointment to another day (if nothing urgent and you do not require evaluation), telemedicine visit, or time (to a vehicle visit if you are ill and require evaluation) to help protect our new infants, well elders, etc.
  • Any accompanying family members or friends with any ill symptoms SHOULD NOT come in to the office during well times.  If you have traveled outside the state or been exposed to someone in the last 14 days, please reschedule nonurgent visits: if urgent, please let us know, and we may do a parking lot visit.
  • We are requesting that all check ins be done via phone or text and that you stay in the car until a staff member is able to escort you directly to a freshly cleaned room.  For our staff protection in accordance with state regulations and OSHA requirements, we require that patients over the age of 2 wear a mask throughout your time in the office.  If you don't have a mask, please ask for one.
  • Ill visits are usually now done in your vehicle to prevent any potential cross contamination to or from you.  Expect to spend 15-30 minutes in your car for these visits, while tests are being run and initial visit notes are done via phone or telemed, and plan accordingly for the occupation of children.  If you do not have anything to occupy them, we do have tablets with kindle free time available on request.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer provided when entering the office (for all office visits).
  • If you are an elder, especially with risks, we recommend that you stay home as much as possible and avoid crowds, sick people, and many non-essential outings. 
  • All who go out should use good handwashing (Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol) and avoid touching their faces (especially eyes, nose, mouth) as much as possible and not touch them at all with unwashed hands.
  • Never visit a hospital or long-term-care facility if you have a fever or cough illness.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
  • Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.
  • Consult the  CDC  and  OHA  websites for the most up to date information. 


Clinic precautions

  • It looks bare!  We have removed all toys, books, and magazines from the waiting room and clinic rooms to reduce risk of cross contamination.  We make every attempt to be on time, but if you are concerned about your or your child’s ability to wait if we are late, please bring something to do or some of your child’s own toys to help pass the time. This is particularly helpful if you are spending any time in the car as well (see above check in section).
  • We are sanitizing all surfaces between each patient – this obviously adds to room turn over time so request your understanding. We will do our best to stay on schedule. 
  • Staff will be wearing masks for everyone and protective clothing during visits with ill people, please prepare your children for that.


We hope with your understanding and co-operation that this will keep all of you, especially patients who are at high risk, safe and healthy.​