FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Kelley Charvet, Chief Administrative Officer, CHAS Health

Phone: 509.444.8888

Email: communications@chas.org

CHAS Health Updates COVID Testing Protocol 

Spokane, WA. October 29, 2020 – CHAS Health remains committed to serving our community by providing the majority of COVID testing access in our area.  Due to increased volumes and fixed capacity, CHAS Health’s testing locations and times have changed.  At this time, we are offering testing to individuals with symptoms or exposure.

Effective immediately, CHAS Health will offer COVID send-in testing to community members who meet the following criteria:

  • Has COVID symptoms but not in the priority testing group (see below).
  • Does not have COVID symptoms but qualifies for testing due to direct COVID exposure or those who are nursing home employees.

Those exposed and without symptoms may be tested 5-7 days after exposure, but not earlier. It is important to quarantine for 14 days after exposure regardless of the test result, as COVID may take up to 14 days from exposure to cause infection. Current turnaround time for send-in testing is 1-3 days.

Rapid testing is limited due to supplies and its accuracy in certain situations. The following priority testing group WITH SYMPTOMS can have a rapid test:

  • Healthcare worker or first responder
  • Lives in congregate facility
  • Has had known, direct exposure to COVID
  • Provider discretion

Testing is available at CHAS Health’s Spokane Urgent Care locations and some primary clinic locations. As testing volumes increase with COVID rates in the area, patients may have to wait depending on the day and location. Please know we must use medically appropriate testing criteria and prioritize rapid tests for those who need them most. For a list of current testing locations, times and the latest updates on testing protocol, visit https://chas.org/health-alerts.

CHAS Health COVID Testing Locations & Hours

Spokane Urgent Care – Valley

1502 N Vercler Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Monday – Sunday: 9am – 3pm

Denny Murphy Clinic

1001 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Monday – Friday: 9am – 3pm

Lewis & Clark Health Center

1203 Idaho St, Lewiston, ID 83501

Monday – Friday: 9am – 3pm

Spokane Urgent Care – North

5901 N Lidgerwood St, Spokane, WA 99208

Monday – Sunday: 9am – 3pm

North County Clinic

401 S Main St, Deer Park, WA 99006

Monday – Friday: 9am – 3pm

Latah Community Health

803 S Main St, Suite 120, Moscow, ID 83843

Monday – Friday: 9am – 3pm

About CHAS Health

CHAS Health is a local, non-profit organization that provides high quality health care to everyone, regardless of insurance status. Our mission is to improve the overall health of the communities we serve by expanding access to quality health and wellness services. Those services include medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, and health education.  Visit www.chas.org for more information.