Grays Harbor Community Hospital Announces Opening of Special Clinics Due to COVID-19

Submitted by Grays Harbor Community Hospital

In the interest of the health and safety of our staff and patients, Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) and Harbor Medical Group (HMG) will begin offering two special “sick” clinics at our East Campus location, 1006 North H St. in Aberdeen. In an attempt to minimize the spread of Coronavirus we have set up a pediatric clinic that will enter only through the entrance at North H St. and an adult clinic that will only enter through our G St. entrance.

Starting Tuesday March 31, we will have health screeners posted at the Main and G St entrances to control patient and visitor flow. If you are visiting the GHCH East Campus for another appointment, please contact your provider for specific instructions on where to enter.

Starting Tuesday March 31 at 8:00 a.m. we will have screeners at the Main entrance and G St entrances. We will currently be taking appointments from 1-5pm as we are unsure of the volume this will generate. If the volume is more than we have allotted for, we will adjust our resources and expand hours.

With the intent to keep sick patients and healthy patients separated, we have established these clinics to minimize the potential for cross-contamination of illnesses such as COVID-19 and the Flu. Anyone in our community who wants to make an appointment because they are sick (cough, sneezing, cold, sore throat, running a temperature, etc.) can do so by calling toll-free our Call Center at 1-866-537-2778. This service is available whether you have previously established care with an HMG clinic or not. If you are sick, we will make you an appointment. We will be making appointments from 1-5pm as we are unsure of the volume this will generate.  If the volume is more than we have allotted for, we will adjust our resources and expand hours.

At this time, we will not be testing patients for COVID-19 at the clinic. If you arrive to the clinic and meet the criteria established by Grays Harbor Public Health, your test will be scheduled through our nursing triage system. Most tests will be administered in a drive-up manner with our team coming to your vehicle. However, we will also evaluate if you are sick enough to be admitted to the hospital for further evaluation and care.

As there will be a significantly reduced chance for cross contamination, these steps will help to create a safer environment for everyone in our community, especially those people who need to see their provider for check-ups and follow-ups, but who are not sick.

In order to enforce these new procedures access to East Campus will be limited to two entrances for patients. Health screenings will occur at both entrances prior to admittance to the facility. RehabVisions will be open through their regular entrance, however access to the facility beyond their offices will be blocked.

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The following rules are in place regarding visitation to GHCH East Campus:

  • Patients who have altered mental status or developmental delays may have one person with them at their clinic visit
  • Minors under the age of 18 may have one parent or guardian with them at their clinic visit. We ask that, if at all possible, no other siblings are present at these visits.
  • All other patients over the age 18 are to attend their visit independently.
  • All other unnecessary attendees will be asked to wait in the car.
  • Any symptomatic patient or support person arriving to the clinics will be asked to mask.

Patients of HarborCrest Behavior Health are asked to call 360-533-8500 to make arrangements for your appointment.

These steps are necessary to help us to fulfill our mission to heal, comfort, and serve our community with compassion.

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