This is an evolving situation. This page will be updated as more information is available.
To manage significantly larger volumes, The Everett Clinic is implementing our usual triage protocols during periods of high patient demand. This means we are recommending patients stay home if they have mild-to-moderate symptoms, using home monitoring and care for those symptoms. Please note that for 80% of people a Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection is mild and similar to the common cold. There are no antiviral medications to treat Coronavirus and antibiotics are not useful for treating viral infections such as Coronavirus.
The Everett Clinic is testing for COVID-19. However, many people do not need to be tested for clinical care purposes since there is currently no medication to treat COVID-19. Testing will be conducted based on DOH guidelines and provider discretion.
If you are tested, results will be delivered by a phone call or through MyChart. Login to the app for testing results and information.
Call your clinic to speak to a nurse or schedule a video visit if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or have further concerns:
- Fever lasting more than 4 days, or fever returns after no fever for 2 days
- Coughing up blood
- Trouble breathing, chest pain or shortness of breath
- Extreme weakness
If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, call 9-1-1 or go to an Emergency Room.
Changes to upcoming clinic appointments
In accordance with public health guidance, we’ve made some important changes to our clinic operations to keep you and our staff safe.
We may contact you to reschedule clinic appointments that are not urgent. This includes:
- Routine checkups or wellness visits
- Non-urgent specialty visits and surgical care
These appointments may need to be delayed until June. We will call you if we need to reschedule your visit. To serve the best interests of our staff, patients, and community, we are innovating with care delivery by developing video visits and telephone options.
Some appointments can’t be delayed or done via video. For those appointments, we are doing everything possible to keep you safe while delivering the care you urgently need.
As more people need care due to COVID-19, our clinics will become busier. If you need care, you may need to see a different provider than your primary care doctor. Or, you may need to go to a different clinic to get care. Our goal is to offer all patients the care they need when they need it.
Most importantly, we ask you to call first if you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing before you come into a clinic. For those who have mild symptoms, it is best to use our home care instructions.
Non-urgent surgeries and procedures will be delayed
The Everett Clinic will also postpone surgeries and procedures (operations) that are not urgent. This will begin March 18 and last until April 30. We will call you to let you know if a surgery or procedure needs to be rescheduled. We will begin rescheduling once the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.
The Everett Clinic is limiting visitors who accompany patients in the following way:
- One parent for each child or minor
- One caregiver for each patient with a disability or cognitive limitations
- One caregiver for each patient with physical limitations or disability
- No brothers or sisters of a patient unless they have an appointment
- No visitors with a fever, cough, or breathing problems
- UnitedHealth Group Study Clears Path for Self-Administered COVID-19 Test, Improving Testing Efficiency and Protecting Health Care Workers
- Coronavirus: Do I need to see a doctor?
- What Walk-In Clinic should you visit?
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Home Care Instructions
- CDC COVID-19 FAQs
- Snohomish Health District Novel Coronavirus Page
WA Department of Health Novel Corona Virus Fact Sheet
- Chinese Simplified: 新型冠状病毒 (PDF)
- Chinese Traditional: 新型冠狀病毒 (PDF)
- Khmer: វីរុសកូរ៉ូណាប្រភេទថ្មី (PDF)
- Korean: 신종 코로나바이러스 (PDF)
- Russian: Новый штамм коронавируса (PDF)
- Somali: Caabuqa Xalfaafka Wadnaha (PDF)
- Spanish: Nuevo coronavirus (PDF)
- Thai: ไวรัสโคโรนาสายพันธุ์ใหม (PDF)
- Vietnamese: Vi-rút Corona Mới (PDF)