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SCHC COVID-19 Information

Siletz Community Health Clinic Services During COVID-19

(Subject to change without notice due to local Covid-19 outbreak)

Phone: 541-444-1030

Please call the clinic for current available services as things change rapidly and we may offer more or fewer services depending on COVID-19’s impact in the community.

Available Services

Medical/Lab – visits are available by phone, video and in person. Alternative care services: medical massage has resumed regular schedule.  Only the patient will be allowed in clinic unless adult accompanying minor or caregiver needed.

COVID-19 – The clinic provides Covid-19 testing Monday Through Friday and Moderna and Pfizer vaccines on Fridays.  Home test kits are available to tribal members and Siletz and Logsden residents.

Optometry – optometry is resuming regular services and visits.  The department will schedule appointments up-to 3-weeks at a time. Only the patient will be allowed in clinic unless adult accompanying minor or caregiver needed.

Medication Assistance Therapy (MAT) – visits are available by phone or video and in person.

Behavioral Health (A&D counseling/mental health counseling) – visits are available by phone or video and in person when needed.

Pharmacy – continues to provide services.  You may pick up your medication at the clinic for curb-side pick-up or your medication can be mailed to you. 

Dental – dental is resuming regular dental services and scheduling.  The department will schedule appointments 3-weeks at a time.   

Community Health – continues to support members in navigating resources during the pandemic.  For additional information, follow Community Health @ ‘Siletz Health Clinic’ on Facebook.   

Purchased/Referred Care – Additional dental services are available through 12/31/21.  The expanded dental services include approval to see dentist outside of I.H.S. facility and limited implant eligibility.  You may be eligible if you need an implant as the result of not getting care due to dental office closures.  Implant requests will go through Gatekeepers to determine eligibility.   

Tillicum Fitness Center – starting August 16ththe exercise facility will open to tribal members, staff and the community by appointment only.  Guests are required to wear a properly fitting mask for the duration of their workout and time in the facility. 

 We thank you all for doing your part in overcoming the pandemic and doing your best to keep us all healthy and safe.  We’re all in this together.

Clinic Wide Phase II

On Monday 7/19/21, the SCHC will re-open lobbies and move into Phase II as described below. 

Requirements:

  • Allow additional persons to accompany patients if requested.
  • Continue with staff temperature monitoring.
  • Face mask requirements are still in place for staff and all persons entering clinic. 
  • All clinic staff will return to regular job schedules. 
  • All departments resume regular functions while adhering to enhanced COVID-19 infection control cleaning procedures, screening, and mask requirements. 

Additional Items: 

  • The pharmacy window will be open for pick-up, but we will continue expanded mailing for those who request it. 
  • All persons entering the clinic will need to go through front screening station, answer COVID-19 screening questions, sanitize hands, and have temperature taken.
  • Appointments are no longer required to enter building. 
  • Lobbies will be re-opened, with furniture placed to maintain physical distancing. Please do not move furniture around.
  • All departments who schedule appointments for patients should continue to ask COVID-19 screening questions prior to scheduling. 
  • Virtual or phone appointments are still available.

In the event of a workplace outbreak, or direction of Tribal Council, the Return to Work Plan may be delayed or halted. 

Siletz Community Health Clinic Has Testing for COVID-19 Available to Registered Patients

How Can I Be Tested?

Call the clinic at 541-444-1030 and ask to speak to a nurse regarding Covid testing.  The nurse will discuss your symptoms with you and, if indicated, will set up a time for you to come to the clinic for testing.

Can I get a Covid-19 test if I have no symptoms but just want to make sure I do not have it?

Yes.  We can accommodate individuals who need a Covid test for travel purposes, or if you just want to make sure you are safe around family and friends.

Watch for symptoms:

There are a wide range of symptoms reported ranging from mild to severe.  Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms MAY have Covid-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • NEW loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

When to seek Emergency Medical Attention:

If you or someone you know has any of these symptoms, you should seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain/pressure in the chest
  • NEW Confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin ton

COVID-19 – Vaccine Information

The Siletz Clinic continues to administer Covid Vaccines to anyone wanting to be vaccinated by scheduled appointment on Fridays**. (Dates may change at any time)

Pfizer Vaccine:

  • By appointment
  • Ages 12+
  • 2nd dose administered 21 days later

News Release (8/23/21): Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Fully Approved by FDA for Ages 16 and Older

Moderna Vaccine:

  • By appointment
  • Ages 18+
  • 2nd dose administered 28 days later

**If you are unavailable on Fridays, please contact your local Pharmacy or healthcare facility.  Vaccines are free of charge and readily available to everyone ages 12 and older.  Some facilities have daily walk-in clinics.

Call our Covid Line at 541-444-9636 to schedule a vaccine, or for any questions.  Leave your name and phone number and your question.  We will return your call as soon as we are available.

Traveling to Siletz for Vaccine

Resources Available to Enrolled Tribal Members

The following resources are available:

• Lodging for out-of-state OR southern/central/eastern Oregon travelers – at time of scheduling your vaccine let the scheduler know you’re traveling a long distance.

• Gas cards – limited supply available at covid clinics

Vaccine Promotion and Application

Purpose: To increase vaccinated tribal members and staff, CTSI is providing a $200 cash payment to tribal members (all ages) and CTSI staff and CTSI entities staff  (IAD, STGC, STBC and Tenas Illahee) to complete their covid-19 vaccine series.

Covid 19- Vaccine – Must Complete Vaccine Series to qualify for incentive by December 15, 2021

  • Qualifying Series
    • Moderna – 2 shots
    • Pfizer – 2 shots
    • Johnson & Johnson – 1 shot

Who is eligible

  • Enrolled Siletz tribal members – all ages – Living anywhere
    • Ages 14 and older – check is payable to individual tribal member
    • Ages 13 and under – check is payable to PARENT of tribal minor or guardian (must provide proof of guardianship and w-9)
  • Staff
    • CTSI, IAD, STGC, STBC and Tenas Illahee including full/part time and temporary employees
      • Currently employed by CTSI/entities at time of application and payment

How to apply:

  • Complete application and provide requested documentation
    • Vaccine Program staff will verify vaccine series in Oregon Alert when vaccine card not submitted.
  • Application and W-9 are available below.

Payments:

  • 3 payment cycles available:
    • September 8, 2021 – application/documentation received August 30th
    • November 3, 2021 – application/documentation received October 22nd
    • December 29, 2021 – application/documentation received December 15th

Program information:

  • Tribal member who are also employees are only eligible for one promotion payment of $200
  • Payment is not reportable income
  •  Vaccine promotion ends December 15, 2021 – must apply no later than 12/15/21.

The application and the application with a W-9 (for children 13 years or younger) is available here: