COVID-19 Resource Center
At Columbia Memorial Hospital, we stay on top of the latest COVID-19 developments. Our experts look at the most recent data often so they can make informed decisions to protect our patients and caregivers. Our goal is to help our communities thrive.
Vaccination is the safest way to keep you and your family healthy. There are multiple reasons to get vaccinated, and there are many places where vaccines are easily available. See our COVID-19 Vaccines Information Center for vaccine data and details.
What to expect at CMH
We're taking steps to safeguard your well-being. Everyone entering our facilities is screened and required to wear a face mask (even after March 12, 2022, as required in health care facilities by the Oregon Health Authority). See our visitor guidelines to prepare for your visit and learn about visiting policies for our various locations.
Virtual visits (telehealth)
A pandemic requires creative problem solving. CMH and the CMH-OHSU Health Medical Group now offer virtual visits for many services. We're also pleased to offer virtual urgent care in partnership with OHSU. Learn more about what services we offer virtually and how you can make an appointment.
If you are sick
COVID-19 is still active in our communities. Whether or not you've tested positive for the virus, you should follow these simple guidelines when you are sick. They'll help limit the spread of any infection:
- Stay home. Avoid public places, including school, work and stores.
- Wash your hands often.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can and immediately wash your hands.
- Limit contact with other people in your household to prevent spreading the virus to them.
- Avoid sharing items like cups and towels.
- Use a bleach-based cleaner every day on high-touch surfaces. These include doorknobs, phones and counters. Also clean any surfaces that have bodily fluids on them.
COVID-19 testing and more information
If you need to get tested for COVID-19, make an appointment with the CMH COVID-19 Testing Lab, 503.338.4656. Appointments are available M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a break for lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. There is no walk-in testing availability.
You can help protect your loved ones with up-to-date information. These resources can help you stay in-the-know:
- Clatsop County Health Department: Details about testing are available here. You can also call 503.325.8500.
- Oregon Health Authority: You'll find detailed information on virus variants and vaccinations. You can also call 503.698.6155.
- Washington State Department of Health: Guidance is available in many languages. You can also call 503.525.0127.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Get recommendations and science updates.
- 211info: This resource can assist with childcare, homelessness, utilities resources and more. You can call 211 from a mobile phone or 503.222.5555 from a landline.
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control
- Oregon Health Authority
- OHA Positive COVID Test Information
- Washington State Department of Health
- Clatsop County Public Health
- 211 Info for Oregon and SW Washington residents: 211 from a mobile phone or 503.222.5555 from a landline
Topics: Daycare, homelessness, resources and case workers are available for aid with utilities/food. This line is NOT staffed by medically trained individuals.
- Clatsop County Health Department: 503.325.8500
For questions about exposure, employers or employees asking about going back to work. You will be encouraged to call your primary care provider for a medical assessment, which may include testing. If you don't have a provider and need an assessment of symptoms, they will refer you to the CMH COVID-19 Hotline.
- Washington State Department of Health: 800.525.0127
Current information about Washington State cases and risk to the public. They will encourage you to call your health care provider, if you have concerns about risk/exposure.