Our clinics and surgery center remain open. Click here for further Covid-19 information.

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Coronavirus Information

All three of our locations are still open and accepting patients with urgent and emergent orthopedic needs.

 

Statement from NWOS

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have temporarily changed our practice to accept patients with orthopedic urgent care needs at all three of our Spokane locations to help reduce the burden on our healthcare system and minimize exposure of healthy patients to COVID-19. Click here for further information, locations, and hours.

At Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists, the health and safety of our employees and patients is our number one priority. We want you to know we are taking every precaution to keep all of you and our community safe. As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread, we will continue to monitor the situation and update this page.

Because many orthopaedic procedures fall into the category of elective surgeries, NWOS has had to temporarily postpone a number of upcoming surgeries. Click here for some suggestions of what to do if your orthopaedic surgery has been postponed.

If you have an appointment and have been experiencing any cold/flu symptoms, please call us at 888-660-2663 and reschedule your appointment. We have also begun implementing temperature checks at entrances to each of our clinics and surgery center for both patients and employees. It is important that we work together to avoid the spread of contagious germs. We understand it is a challenging time for all of us and we thank you so much for your understanding and support. We look forward to continuing to meet your orthopedic care needs.

To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff, NWOS is limiting the number of support people that accompany a patient to ONLY NECESSARY PERSONS - this applies to both clinic and surgical visits. Thank you for your continued understanding.

 

Information about COVID-19

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person - between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and they may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Call your primary care doctor if you develop symptoms, and think you may have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

Steps to Prevent Illness

  • Clean your hands often (with soap and water or hand sanitizer with 60% or higher alcohol content)
  • Avoid close contact (especially with sick or high risk people)
  • Stay home if you’re sick, except to get medical care
  • Cover coughs and sneezes, with tissue or elbow
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily

For further details and tips, please click here.

What to Do if You are Sick

  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
  • Call ahead before visiting your primary care doctor
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
  • Monitor your symptoms, and Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening

For further details and tips, please click here.

Stay informed

The CDC has the most current information about the virus, and is being updated frequently. Stay on top of the latest by visiting the CDC website.

For more information about the virus in Washington State specifically, you can visit the WA Department of Health website.