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SCHC COVID-19 Information

Siletz Community Health Clinic Services Operating In Phase I

(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.  The clinic offers Moderna and Pfizer vaccines on Fridays.  Home test kits are available to tribal members, staff 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.  Transportation services are limited.  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 16th the 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.

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 tone

Quarantining Guidelines and What To Do If You Test Positive

Quarantine for Close Contacts

People who are not vaccinated or are not fully vaccinated (scroll down to “Vaccination Status” for more information) and have a close contact with a known positive need to quarantine in their home for at least 5 days from date of exposure. A COVID-19 test is strongly recommended on day 5 after exposure. If test negative and no symptoms develop please wear a mask whenever out of your house or around others for days 6-10. If you are fully vaccinated you do not have to quarantine. It is recommended to test at day 5 after exposure and to wear a mask when around others for the 10 days after exposure.

Quarantine for People Who Test Positive or Have Symptoms

You need to quarantine for at least 5 days from onset of symptoms or date of positive test if symptoms are vague or unable to determine date of onset. After 5 days you may come out of quarantine if you have been fever free for 24 hours without using medications that lower your temperature AND your other COVID-19 symptoms are resolving. If fever or symptoms return please quarantine until they resolve.

What to Do if You Test Positive on a Home Test Kit

Please call our COVID line at 541-444-9636 and leave the following information: your full name, date of birth, date of positive test, and an phone number where we can reach you. If you are having concerning symptoms or need to talk to someone right away please call 541-444-1030 and ask to speak to nurse for COVID triage.

More information about quarantine and isolation can be found on the CDC website.

COVID-19 – Vaccine Information

SCHC continues to offer COVID vaccines weekly. We offer Moderna, which is licensed for people 18 years and older. We have 1st and 2nd doses, 3rd doses for immunocompromised people and booster doses. We also have Pfizer vaccine in formulations for kids 5-11 and those 12 years and up. We have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd doses for immunocompromised. Pfizer boosters are recommended for ages 12 and up 5 months after the 2nd dose. People can check our website, social media pages, or call the clinic at 541-444-1030 to find out what days/times we will be offering COVID vaccines.

Pfizer Vaccine:

  • By appointment
  • Ages 5+
  • 2nd dose administered 21 days later
  • Booster shot (if you’ve completed your vaccine series at least 5 months prior)

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
  • Booster shot (if you’ve completed your vaccine series at least 5 months prior)

**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

Information on Booster Shots

Booster shots are available at our vaccination clinics.

  • For Moderna- must be 18 years and older and at least 5 months from 2nd dose.
  • For Pfizer- must be 12 years and older and at least 5 months from 2nd dose.

You can read more about booster shots on the CDC website.

Vaccination Status

To be considered fully vaccinated

  • you have had 2 doses of Moderna or Pfizer in the past 6 months; or
  • you have had 2 doses of Moderna or Pfizer and a booster dose at least 5 months from your 2nd dose; or
  • had a J&J vaccine in previous 2 months; or
  • had a dose of J&J vaccine and 1 Moderna or Pfizer booster.

January COVID-19 Drive-Thru Shot Clinics

No appointment needed! Vaccines are available to everyone aged 5 & older.
Friday January 7th 1 PM – 4 PM
Friday January 14th 1 PM – 4 PM
Friday January 21st 1 PM – 4 PM
Friday January 28th 1 PM – 4 PM

Available Vaccines

Moderna – ages 18 and older – Primary and Secondary vaccine; 3rd Dose; Booster

Pfizer – Ages 5 and older – Primary and Secondary vaccine; Booster (for recommended ages)

Flu shots will also be available during these vaccine clinics.