Southwest Washington (Lewis and Thurston counties)
A Message to our Community
COVID-19 vaccination information. We are moving as quickly as possible in coordination with the distribution and allocation of the vaccine from federal and state resources. Everyone will have their opportunity to get their vaccine and we ask for your continued patience.
Tuesday, April 13: For this week, Providence will be hosting only second-dose clinics and those who are eligible for their second dose have been contacted to schedule their appointment.
If you received first-dose vaccination from Providence and missed the second dose, please email swpmgcovidvaccineTeam@providence.org or call 1-855-776-4362 option 1 for help re-scheduling your appointment.
Vaccine allocation information changes quickly, and your Providence doctor’s offices and hospitals do not have the latest updates.
This website will continue to be your best resource for the latest Providence information.
Are you eligible for a vaccine? Find out here
All Providence vaccination opportunities for this week have been posted on the Washington Department of Health Vaccine Location website. All patients must have an appointment and will be required to show photo identification. Providence will be hosting mobile clinics in support of and in coordination with Lewis County.
Before you schedule your appointment there are some important things that you need to know about your vaccination:
- Please arrive as close as possible to your scheduled time to prevent crowding that will impede appropriate social distancing.
- PLEASE DO NOT FORWARD LINKS! We have had to turn patients away and cancel many appointments, causing frustration and heartache for patients and our caregivers. Sign-up links have been forwarded and ineligible community members have signed up for a vaccination.
- Please wear clothes that will allow for access to your upper arm, just below the shoulder.
- All minors with appointments must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Please do not bring children to your appointment, they will not be allowed into the clinic.
- If needed, only one support person, per patient, will be admitted.
Hospital patient/visitor COVID-19 updates
In order to protect the health of our communities, and as a safety precaution to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19, Providence St. Peter and Providence Centralia hospitals are limiting some services and instituting additional visitor restrictions in accordance with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, some hospital access points will be consolidated at our hospital campus locations.
Providence understands the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care in the hospital. At this time, we ask patients and their families to consider communication through phone and video chat as their primary means of communication. We know the value visitors bring to our patients.
Please see our Letter to Patients.
Exceptions may be made for the following:
- Maternity units
- Patients at end-of-life; including COVID-positive patients
For these very limited exceptions, one visitor per patient will be allowed and must be 18 years or older and be immediate family (or powers of attorney, guardians, or patient representative) and they will be asked to return home if they exhibit cold or flu-like symptoms, or have a fever.
Providence continues to monitor the risk of COVID-19 closely and will make adjustments to visitor restrictions, as necessary. We appreciate your help in keeping our patients, visitors and caregivers safe.
With limited visitation, we ensure the safety of the belongings of our patients. Please note, only the following are allowed:
- Discharge clothes
- Electronics for communication such as a phone, charger, or tablet/pad/laptop
- Items specifically requested by a nurse (such as hearing aids, glasses, contacts, dentures)
- Flower deliveries -- NO LILLIES OR LATEX BALLOONS
- Medications (MUST be approved and picked up by nurse)
Patients in delivery going to the Family Birth Center are allowed to bring in additional items (i.e. baby clothes, birthing equipment, car seat, etc.).
Providence Medical Group – Hawks Prairie to collect swabs for COVID-19 testing
Providence Medical Group’s Hawks Prairie Clinic, located at 2555 Marvin Road NE in Lacey is now offering drive thru triage, and if needed, swab collection for COVID-19 testing for ALL symptomatic patients. Any “worried well” patients will not be tested, and given education on how to monitor symptoms.
No appointment is necessary. Drive-thru hours are:
- Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Weekends: Closed
If you have COVID-19 testing questions, please call 1-877-338-0748, option 1.
Patients and members of the community who wish to contact Providence SW facilities with the assistance of a qualified interpreter free of cost may dial 833-640-1418.