COVID-19 Resources

We have all made changes since the pandemic began. For us, this means taking new precautions while delivering the same high-quality compassionate care you have come to know. 

Don’t Delay Needed Care

We’re here to care for you – safely. Patient safety is our top priority at every Summit Pacific location. If you have an urgent care need or your child is a newborn or needs a wellness visit requiring immunizations, please do not delay your visit. 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 and urgent care. Get the care you need, from the comfort of your own home.
 

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 our online Virtual Care Clinic. A Virtual Visit allows you to connect with your provider face-to-face via a smartphone, tablet or computer from the comfort of your own home. Click here to request a Virtual Visit.

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration 

Summit Pacific understands that many citizens of Grays Harbor County desire to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. We are committed to vaccinating those who want it as quickly as possible. Thank you for your continued support and patience as we work to serve you and all the citizens of Grays Harbor County. Summit is actively working with the Grays Harbor County Health Department and other organizations. We are following the Governor’s COVID Vaccination Phase Plan. Due to the limited supply of vaccine available, we are giving vaccinations by appointment only, in accordance with the Governor’s Vaccine Phase Plan.

We are currently in Phase 1B tier 1 of vaccine distribution

The vaccine is available to anyone 65 and older, and all people 50 and older who also live in a multigenerational household. This is in addition to populations eligible during phase 1A including healthcare workers at high risk for COVID-19 infection, first responders, people who live or work in long-term care facilities, and all other workers in health settings who are at risk of COVID-19.

  • If you are interested in vaccination for your organization, please click here to send us an email. 
  • For information on additional phases and an anticipated timeline, please click here.
  • To identify your phase eligibility, use this eligibility finder tool provided by Washington State.  

SIGN UP FOR VACCINATION

  • STEP 1:  Complete the vaccine intake survey at http://bit.ly/vaccineintake This information helps us determine phase eligibility and puts you on our wait list for vaccination – this list also allows you to have standby status – which means you may have the opportunity to come in sooner, should we be at risk to waste a dose due to time limitations.
  • STEP 2: We will call you directly once enough vaccine arrives and you become eligible.
  • STEP 3: You will be scheduled for your second dose appointment during your visit. 

It will still be some time before COVID-19 vaccines are widely available. Until then, all of Washington State’s hospital leaders urge the public to continue wear masks, avoid travel and gatherings, maintain physical distancing and wash their hands to protect themselves, their families and their frontline caregivers.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccination, please visit the CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine page.

Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing

Drive-Up Testing is available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and open 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. Testing is located at 575 E Main St. Bldg. #2, Elma, WA 98541. Upon arrival to the testing site, patients will call 360-495-5742 to check in, find a designated space to park in and wait for a text or call notifying them that it is time to pull under the tent for testing. Test results are available within 3-5 days, depending on test volumes.

Current Visitation Policy

Visitation is currently, and has been, limited at all Summit Pacific facilities. The inpatient unit is not allowing visitors for safety and infection control measures, except for end-of-life care. For outpatient care, only essential caregivers may attend visits. Summit Pacific continues to monitor the risk of COVID-19 and will continue to adjust visitor restrictions as necessary and required by State and County restrictions. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and your help in keeping our community healthy and safe.

Letter from Nursing Services Manager to Admitted Patients

Curbside Check-In

To reduce the number of patients in waiting rooms, and increase physical distancing, Summit Pacific is now offering curbside check-in. Patients seeking care for clinic appointments, lab, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, or urgent care can call 360-495-5790 upon arriving at Summit Pacific to check in with a registration specialist and then wait for their visit in the comfort of their own vehicles. Emergency department patients can walk into the emergency department, check in, receive an evaluation and then if able, may return to their vehicle to wait. 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.

Virtual Urgent Care & 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.

Stay Informed

Summit Pacific continues to closely monitor the evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus and recommends the following external websites to stay informed.

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 a virtual visit with your primary care provider or our Urgent Care Clinic to talk about your symptoms, if you should get tested, etc.

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.

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 emily.dillingham@sp-mc.org. Please accept our sincere thanks for your support of our community and for your generous donations of unused and unopened supplies.