Patient safety is our top priority at every Summit Pacific location. Masking is required in healthcare settings and is needed when entering Summit Pacific locations. We continue to care for the sick and for those who are immunocompromised and owe it to our community and caregivers to keep safety requirements high and be diligent in handwashing, social distancing and wearing appropriate PPE to promote safety and well-being.
Learn about the steps we’re taking to protect your health and the health of our caregivers.
- SCREENING. Each person entering a Summit Pacific facility receives a coronavirus symptom screening.
- MASKING. While on site, all caregivers, visitors and patients are required to wear masks.
- DISTANCING. We’ve reconfigured our clinical areas and waiting rooms to ensure appropriate distance between you and other patients, visitors and caregivers.
- HAND HYGIENE. Creating a safe environment for our patients begins with hand hygiene. Our caregivers practice hand hygiene before they care for you.
- SANITIZING. Summit Pacific has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures to help ensure the health and safety of our patients and caregivers.
- SEPARATING. COVID-19 patients, as well as those caring for them, are safely isolated from from other patients and caregivers.
- VISITORS. We are limiting people coming into our facilities to those deemed essential.
- VIRTUAL VISITS. We’re offering virtual visits for primary care. Get the care you need, from the comfort of your own home.
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, Summit Pacific is taking extra steps to protect our patients, staff, visitors and the community. As a result, a no-visitors policy will be in place as of Aug. 24, until further notice. This means no visitors, with limited exceptions for special circumstances. Our care team will communicate with a family member or friend, as designated by the patient and family, to help inform care as needed.
- Emergency Department: Visitors allowed if essential to care.
- Inpatient Unit: No visitors allowed. Visitation for our end-of-life care patients is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
- Clinics: Only essential caregivers may attend visits.
The decision to restrict visitors was difficult and made only after careful consideration. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and your help in keeping our community healthy and safe.
Mandatory Curbside Check-In
To reduce the number of patients in waiting rooms, and increase physical distancing, Summit Pacific will begin requiring curbside check-in on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
- Patients seeking care for clinic appointments, lab, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, or urgent care will need to call 360-495-5790 to check in with a registration specialist and remain in their vehicle.
- Emergency Department: Patients are asked to enter the Emergency Department as usual. Once they check in and receive an evaluation, they may return to their vehicles to wait if appropriate.
Once caregivers are ready for the patient, the patient will receive a text message or phone call to enter the building, receive a health screening and proceed to their visit. Those without private vehicles or phones will be able to wait inside.
Monday Through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 575 E Main St. Bldg. #2 in Elma
Summit Pacific Medical Center is proud to partner with the Grays Harbor County Public Health Department and Curative to provide COVID-19 testing at no cost to patients. Shallow nasal testing is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The kiosk is in the parking lot of Summit Pacific’s Elma Family Medicine Clinic, located at 575 E Main St. Bldg. #2 in Elma.
Testing is available by walk-up, though appointments are preferred. Test results are delivered electronically within approximately 24-48 hours. For more information on Curative and COVID-19 tests, visit Curative’s FAQs section here at curative.com.
Immunocompromised Individuals Now Eligible for Third Dose of Vaccine
CDC recommends those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna. Being immunocompromised means that your immune system is weakened, either by disease or medication. When possible, your third dose should be the same vaccine as the first two doses but may be the other mRNA vaccine brand if the original is not available. Currently no additional dose is recommended for those who received the J&J vaccine.
Virtual Primary Care Visits
Now offering virtual healthcare visits for patients who want to get care from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Simply connect to your appointment via your smartphone, tablet or computer with camera. No need to download additional apps or software. Patients will receive a link in their email to join the visit. Request a virtual visit when you schedule your next appointment by calling 360-346-2222. Patients should consider virtual visits for routine visits, follow-up appointments or for minor illnesses. Virtual visits are not for severe or life-threatening emergencies; if you are experiencing an emergency you should call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.
Summit Pacific continues to closely monitor the evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus and recommends the following external websites to stay informed.