With the continuing spread of COVID-19, Summit Pacific is working closely with the state and local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to care for affected individuals while taking steps to limit the spread of infection within our community. We will share information and resources on this page as the situation develops.
Concerned you might have Coronavirus? Call 360-346-2222 before you come in.
Summit Pacific is asking that patients who believe they may have COVID-19 call 360-346-2222 before coming in to reduce the risk of person-to-person exposure. You might also consider using an online Virtual Care Clinic such as Providence Express Care Virtual.
Current Visitation Policy
In the interest of the health and safety of our patients and caregivers, effective immediately, patients may not bring support people to their healthcare visits at Summit Pacific Medical Center, Wellness Center, or our McCleary Healthcare Clinic. Limited exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for essential caregivers.
To protect our admitted patients and limit the spread of infectious illnesses, in-person visits are NOT allowed at Summit Pacific Medical Center. At this time, we encourage patients, their friends and families to communicate through phone and video chat. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for patients receiving end-of-life care. Summit Pacific continues to monitor the risk of COVID-19 and will continue to make adjustments to visitor restrictions, as necessary. We appreciate your help in keeping our patients, visitors and caregivers safe.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations
Summit Pacific Medical Center is gratefully accepting donations of much needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our health care workers who are on the front lines. During this time of national PPE shortage, we are specifically in need of N95 masks, procedure masks, surgical masks, face shields, gowns, hand sanitizer, non-latex gloves, and disinfecting wipes. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Summit Pacific Medical Foundation by calling 360-346-2250 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please accept our sincere thanks for your support of our community and for your generous donations of unused and unopened supplies.
Summit Pacific continues to closely monitor the evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus and recommends the following external websites to stay informed.
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Website
- Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 Website
- The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
- Grays Harbor County Public Health & Social Services Website
- Grays Harbor Public Health has opened a call center to help residents of Grays Harbor get answers to questions they may have about COVID-19. Residents can call (360) 964-1850 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The number will be staffed by non-medical personnel.
WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. They usually cause mild respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. Some coronaviruses have caused more severe illness, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Since 2019 novel coronavirus is new, we are still learning about the way it spreads, how effectively it spreads, and how severe it is.
IF YOU FEEL SICK
- Stay home if you believe you have been exposed to the virus, even if you are not showing any symptoms.
- Mild symptoms of COVID-19 may be similar to the flu and include: cough and mild fever.
- If you have mild symptoms, consider staying home and increasing rest and fluids.
- If your symptoms are mild, consider staying home when you are sick.
- Whether you have seasonal flu, the common cold, or something else, it’s important you stay away from others when sick.
- Monitor yourself for worsening fever, coughing and shortness of breath and consider calling 360-346-2222.
- Consider using an online Virtual Care Clinic such as Providence Express Care Virtual.
WHO WILL GET TESTED FOR COVID-19?
We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Grays Harbor County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health to care for affected individuals and test patients who meet the criteria set by the CDC. A COVID-19 test result does not change the treatment your health care provider will recommend. People with a fever and cough are asked to stay home, unless they need emergency medical care, until their symptoms are gone, no matter what the cause of the illness is.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
You can protect yourself from COVID-19 infection the same ways you protect against the common cold or seasonal flu.
- Wash hands with soap and warm water often for at least 20 seconds each time.
- When hand washing is not an option, using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol works well.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash. Placing it on any other surface will contaminate it with germs.
- Routinely disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, using a cleaning spray or wipes.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT?
There is currently no specific treatment for COVID-19. Like most respiratory viral infections, treatment is supportive in nature. Most people are recovering on their own. Patients with more serious infections may require hospitalization.
SHOULD I WEAR A FACE MASK?
If you are sick, wearing a mask will help you from spreading your illness to others. A face mask is recommended for people suffering from a respiratory infection when around other people to reduce the risk of spreading the infection. At this time, health officials are not recommending that people wear masks in public to protect themselves from coronavirus.