NWOS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
All of our locations are open for your orthopedic needs — please call 888-660-2663 to make an appointment. If you are looking for information regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations through NWOS, please click here.
For immediate orthopedic care, call or walk-in to any of our three Express locations Monday through Friday. For individual location addresses and hours, please visit the NW Orthopaedic Express Walk-In Clinic page.
We are now providing Telemedicine Appointments, as well.
Statement from NWOS
At Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists, the health and safety of our employees and patients is our number one priority. We are screening every employee and patient for COVID-19 symptoms and doing temperature checks upon entry to each of our clinics and surgery center. We also require everyone to wear a mask and do their best to keep a six-foot distance between themselves and others while in the clinic. Please leave additional people/family members at home or in the car.
If you have an appointment and have been experiencing any cold/flu symptoms, please call us at 888-660-2663 and reschedule your appointment. It’s vital 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.
Information about COVID-19
Coronavirus research indicates it is spread mainly from person-to-person who are in close contact (within about 6 feet), and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person breathes, talks, coughs, or sneezes, even if they aren’t showing symptoms. Because of this, the CDC now recommends everyone wear a mask when outside of their homes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of those nearby and inhaled. Symptoms can 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 or if you think you may have been in close contact with a person known to have tested positive for the virus. You can also visit the Spokane Regional Health District site for information about drive-up testing sites in Spokane.
Steps to Prevent Illness
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, even if you do not feel sick
- Clean 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
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
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 coughs and sneezes
- Clean hands often
- Avoid sharing personal household items
- Clean all high-touch surfaces every day
- Monitor your symptoms, and seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening
The CDC has the most current information about the virus and is updated frequently. Stay on top of the latest by visiting the CDC site.