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Coronavirus Information

All of our locations are open - please call 888-660-2663 to make an appointment.

For orthopedic urgent care, you can call or walk-in to any of our three Orthopedic Express locations.

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 coronavirus symptoms and doing temperature checks upon entry to each of our clinics and surgery center. Everyone is also required to wear a mask, and please do your best to keep a six feet distance between yourself and others while in the clinic, to the best of your ability. Please also 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 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.

 

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 breathes, talks, coughs, or sneezes, even if they aren't showing any symptoms. Because of this, the CDC is now recommending everyone where a mask when outside of their homes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. 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, 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.