COVID-19 Readiness at Our Clinic
COVID-19 Vaccine at TRFM
Three Rivers Family Medicine offers the Moderna vaccine and boosters by appointment. (See below for links to the official information sheets about the vaccine.)
Make an Appointment
Call (509) 689-3749. We’re open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
About the Boosters
We have the new bivalent Moderna booster.
- More effective against the Omicron variants.
- You can get the booster at the same time as your annual flu vaccine — just ask the staff when you call.
- Check CDC guidelines to see if you qualify: CLICK HERE
- If you have specific questions about your eligibility, please consult with your primary care provider. If you do not have a provider, you can set up a visit with Dr. Amy Ellingson or Roy Huffstetler, PA-C.
Cost & Insurance
- Administration Fee: $40
- Vaccine Charge: $0
Please check with your insurance company to find out if they will cover the administration fee.
- Okanogan County Public Health: CLICK HERE
- Chelan-Douglas Health District: CLICK HERE
Moderna Vaccine Information Sheets for Recipients and Caregivers
COVID-19 Symptoms and Action
What are the symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
Patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
Symptoms can include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
I think I may be feeling symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection. What do I do?
To ensure everyone’s health and safety inside the clinic and in your community, please wear a mask (or request one) when you arrive for a visit.
If you are exhibiting symptoms that you feel require emergent medical attention, please call 9-1-1 or come to the Emergency Room next door at Three Rivers Hospital, 507 Hospital Way in Brewster.
How do I protect myself and my family?
For current information about COVID-19 and recommendations for keeping yourself and your family healthy, click here: U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Who is most at risk for being significantly impacted by COVID-19?
Those with existing health conditions or compromised immunity should take extra precautions to remain vigilant of symptoms and take preventive measures.
For your protection and safety, please continue to follow everyday best practices to help prevent and slow the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% isopropyl alcohol.
- Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or the crook of your elbow.
Three Rivers Family Medicine schedules COVID-19 testing for patients with symptoms.
Follow these steps:
- Call (509) 689-3749 to request a COVID-19 test for symptoms.
- Current turnaround time for test results is within 24 hours.
- Complete paperwork and get instructions from the clinic employee over the phone.
- Come to Three Rivers Hospital at the designated place and time for your test.
If you don’t have symptoms:
You can still get a test! Come to the hospital’s main entrance at 507 Hospital Way in Brewster between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Due to low staffing, we do not offer non-emergent tests on evenings and weekends.
Please be aware of the following guidelines:
- Testing is available at all times for ER patients experiencing severe symptoms, or patients needing transfer to another hospital. The ER is open 24/7.
- If you have been exposed and your symptoms are mild, or you have no symptoms, please quarantine at home until you are able to be tested and receive the results.
- When you arrive for your test at the hospital, please stay in your car and call the hospital at (509) 689-2517 to let them know you have arrived for your appointment. Please wear a mask to be tested, for the protection of our staff.
To read more about COVID-19 preparedness at Three Rivers Hospital, click here.
Visiting Three Rivers Family Medicine
What is Three Rivers Family Medicine doing to ensure patients and visitors are safe?
Our focus, always, is on illness prevention, and that remains at the core of our response to the novel coronavirus and all health risks.
Effective April 3, 2023, we will no longer require masks in our clinic, except for those with contagious respiratory illnesses. These illnesses include, but are not limited to:
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Staff, providers, patients, and visitors will still be required to mask up if they have any of the above conditions. We appreciate everyone’s continued cooperation.
To reduce risk of exposure to our employees, providers and patients, we ask that only patients enter the clinic, unless they need a parent or guardian with them.