Please read the answers below to frequently asked questions for additional information on safety, masking, testing and treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What can I do to protect myself against COVID-19?
A: The most effective ways to protect yourself and others is to get vaccinated or get a booster, continue with good hand hygiene, and wear a mask when you have a cold, fever, or flu-like symptoms.
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 still require all patients and visitors to wear masks?
A: Overlake only requires patients to wear a mask if they are requested to by a staff member or have COVID-19 symptoms. Patients who display any symptom listed below are asked to not enter the hospital or clinic unless they are seeking care. Visitors displaying these symptoms must not enter any Overlake facility:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Q: Does Overlake offer the COVID-19 antibody infusion treatment?
A: Yes, Overlake has the ability to give this treatment to those who qualify. Established Overlake Primary Care patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, either with an at-home test or from a facility, may schedule an appointment with their Primary Care provider for consideration of this treatment.
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.
Established Overlake Primary Care patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, either with an at-home test or from a facility, may schedule a virtual appointment with their Primary Care provider who may prescribe this treatment.
Q: Where can I get a COVID-19 test at Overlake?
A: Testing is available at our Urgent Care locations, including for those who are experiencing symptoms or those without symptoms have had exposure and for travel. Primary Care providers may also offer testing to their established patients.
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: Yes, rapid testing is given to patients on the same day as surgery and at some clinics.
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. We invite you to check vaccines.gov to locate a COVID-19 vaccination near you.
Q: Can my child get vaccinated?
A: Yes, in most cases. Please see COVID-19 Vaccination for Children | CDC for specific information.
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 #.