Outpatient Clinic Changes and Elective Procedures Update

We want our community to know that Mid-Columbia Medical Center has a COVID-19 preparedness plan and is working in collaboration with our local health agencies to meet our community’s needs during this global health crisis.

As part of that plan, Mid-Columbia Medical Center is taking the following steps as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020 to mitigate exposure in our local community:

  • Patients with respiratory symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, should call their primary care provider’s office. Please know that you may be asked to visit a clinic site different than your regular care provider’s office, or to see a provider other than your own. As a precautionary measure, and to protect all of our patients, those with the above symptoms will be seen at our MCMC Family Medicine location, 1620 E. 12th Street.
  • All wellness visits – for children and adults – will be moved to either MCMC Internal Medicine or MCMC Pediatrics. If you have an appointment for a routine exam at our Family Medicine location, an MCMC staff member will be contacting you.
  • Elective procedures, surgeries, and some diagnostic imaging procedures are being postponed beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Urgent and emergency surgeries and imaging will continue as needed.
  • These are not decisions we make lightly. The health and safety of our patients and staff are always our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience this poses to you and your family, and we appreciate your understanding during this challenging time.

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