A recent Oregon Health Authority (OHA) press release highlighted the significant strain on Oregon hospitals responding to the current surge in COVID-19. OHA urges people not to visit a hospital emergency department for COVID-19 testing unless they require emergency care for symptoms.
In partnership with Coos Health & Wellness, Bay Area Hospital is offering COVID-19 drive-up testing 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, outside our 1st floor west entrance. Remember to wear a mask and follow the exterior signage, which will direct visitors. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms will be given a rapid test free of charge with no appointment or referral needed.
SAFETY TOP PRIORITY IN COVID-19 PATIENT CARE
Looking at available resources, ensuring staff are educated on the virus and symptoms, and keeping up to speed on current guidance from both the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Bay Area Hospital has developed new policies and systems of patient flow to maximize the safety of staff, providers, patients, and visitors to the hospital. That being said, new policies have been rolled out to support our safety goals. The below are links to the most up-to-date developments you need to know about COVID-19. To obtain a vaccination, select the button below to find sites and times available.
Bay Area Hospital is currently not offering REGEN-COV (casirivimab and imdevimab) for the treatment or post-exposure prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Regeneron, the Monoclonal Antibodies is not available; however, we are working with our community partners to develop plans for this to be offered in the community.