COVID-19 Information

Health concerns don't take a break during a pandemic.

That’s why, in order to maintain your health during this time, it’s important to continue to receive the care you need—from routine exams and preventive screenings to the treatment of injuries and illnesses that require more immediate attention.

All services at the hospital and clinics, including the emergency department, urgent care and physician offices, are open to provide safe care for you and your family. Virtual care visits are also offered. COVID-19 testing is available at our Community Resource Clinics.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Overlake remains committed to providing our community with safe, high-quality care. Please read the following for important updates related to the pandemic.

While the indoor mask mandate has lifted across Washington, masks are still required in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and a number of other settings. To protect the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff, all are required to wear masks at all Overlake locations.

Please read below for additional information on safety, testing and frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Safety

Q: What can I do to protect myself against COVID-19? 

A: It is important that we all continue to do our part in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The most effective ways to protect yourself and others is to get vaccinated or get a booster, continue with good hand hygiene and social distancing practices, wear a mask when required, limit travel and avoid crowded areas. See How to Protect Yourself & Others | CDC for additional information

Q: What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had confirmed close contact exposure?

A: Please follow the latest guidance from the CDC.

Q: What do I do if I am sick?

A: Many people who recently caught COVID-19 have milder illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. See Public Health – Seattle & King County for information about how to care for mild symptoms at home. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. 

Q: Does Overlake offer the COVID-19 antibody infusion treatment?

A: Yes, Overlake has the ability to give this treatment to those who qualify. In order to receive it, you must be seen by an Overlake provider. Your provider will complete an exam, and if you qualify, you will give verbal consent, and your provider will refer you for treatment. COVID-19 antibody infusion treatment is only for those with mild to moderate illness AND medical conditions that make them very high risk; it is not for healthy individuals. Note: These medications are currently in short supply, so availability may be limited.

Q: What is Paxlovid and is it available at Overlake?

A: Paxlovid is an oral pill that can be prescribed by a provider within the first five days of symptoms for treatment of COVID-19. Paxlovid is authorized for emergency use and recommended for patients who are concerned about severe risk of hospitalization from COVID-19, such as those with high-risk conditions.

There are many medication/supplement interactions with Paxlovid, so during the office visit, it is important to have a full list of all medications/supplements you are taking. We also need to make sure your kidney and liver are working well enough for you to be a candidate for the medication, so blood work may be required before you can receive a Paxlovid prescription.

Please contact your Overlake Primary Care provider, who can schedule a video visit to review your health status and confirm you are candidate for this treatment.

Testing

Q: Who is eligible for COVID-19 testing at Overlake?

A: All COVID-19 testing is available at our Urgent Care locations, including those who are experiencing symptoms, without symptoms, have had exposure and for travel. Please visit this page for more information.

Q: What kind of test does Overlake use?

A: We utilize the PCR nasopharyngeal swab testing, which can take up to 72 hours for results. 

Q: Does Overlake offer rapid tests?

A: No. We do not provide rapid testing at our clinics.

Q: Where can I get a COVID-19 test at Overlake? 

A: Testing is available at our Urgent Care locations. Please visit this page for more information. 

Vaccines

Q: Can I get my COVID-19 vaccine at Overlake?

A: Overlake is not currently administering the COVID-19 vaccine to the public. There are many convenient locations to receive a free COVID-19 vaccination—including first, second and third doses. We invite you to check vaccines.gov or vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov to locate a COVID-19 vaccination near you. 

Q: I received my first dose of Pfizer at the KCVP-R clinic on or after Oct. 13, 2021. Where can I get my second or subsequent doses?

A: We invite you to check vaccines.gov or vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov to locate a COVID-19 vaccination. You do not need to receive subsequent doses of your vaccine from the same location as your initial or second appointment. Just be sure to choose a location that is offering the same vaccine you originally received and bring your vaccine card or record with you.

Q: Can my child, who is between 5 and 11 years of age, get vaccinated?

A: Yes, This age group has been approved for vaccination.

Q: What are the state vaccine requirements for on-site vendors and contractors?

A: Per Washington state mandate, all vendors and contractors must be fully vaccinated when working on site in a healthcare setting, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.* Before entering Overlake Medical Center & Clinics, you or your employer must submit proof to Overlake that you are fully vaccinated or approved for an exemption. Questions? Email vendorvax@overlakehospital.org.
 
*Not applicable to vendors who will be on site for less than 15 minutes and who will remain physically distanced from others. 

Q: How can I get my COVID-19 vaccination records from Washington state?

A: You can get an official digital copy of your COVID-19 record. Visit WAverify and fill out the required information. You will receive a link to a QR code and digital copy of your record. If you have any questions, click here or call (800) 525-0127 and press #. 

We’re Here for You.

No matter the medical need, Overlake Medical Center & Clinics is here to deliver the high-quality, compassionate care our community has counted on for 60 years. We’ve taken extra steps to provide you the healthcare services you need in a safe environment. In this new reality, you’ll notice some changes in how we provide care.