Call 911 if you think you’re dealing with a medical emergency. Signs include:
When you need us, our emergency department is ready. We’re open 24 hours a day, every day. And we’re prepared for every kind of medical emergency. But what if a health issue needs quick attention but isn’t an emergency?
If your doctor isn’t available, urgent care or virtual care may be a good choice for getting care without an appointment.
Urgent care centers treat minor illnesses — such as flu, fever, earaches and rashes — and some minor injuries. CMH has two urgent care centers, one in Astoria and one in Warrenton, that also provide x-ray and laboratory services.
When it’s not an emergency and urgent care isn’t a good option, you can speak to a doctor at the CMH Virtual Clinic over the phone or by video call for a flat rate of $39. Our Virtual Clinic doctors can diagnose and prescribe treatment for many conditions — at any time of day. Go to columbiamemorial.org/care-now to get started.
But remember: an urgent care center isn’t a replacement for your primary care doctor or the emergency department.
Talk to a nurse on the CMH COVID-19 Community Hotline at 503-338-4699. This hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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