COVID-19 Update — The Portland Clinic is now offering COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna). For more information on COVID-19 protocols and scheduling vaccine appointments go here >>
Information and resources for our patients and community
Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, this page will be updated as new information becomes available.
UPDATED September 16, 2021
Here at The Portland Clinic, we are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and we are working hard to keep our patients, staff and providers safe. We understand that you may have questions or concerns surrounding the virus. Here’s what you need to know.
COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available. Getting the vaccine is fast, easy, and free. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 12 years and older get vaccinated, including pregnant persons. COVID-19 is a vaccine-preventable illness, and almost all patients currently admitted to hospitals are unvaccinated.
The Portland Clinic is offering COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna) to all established patients who are 18 years of age or older at our clinic location in Tigard – The Portland Clinic-Tigard
Other approved COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer for age 12+ and Johnson & Johnson for age 18+) are also available at most retail pharmacies in the area. You can search for vaccine availability by type and location at www.vaccines.gov.
NOTE: As of August 18, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a third dose of the mRNA vaccine (either Pfizer and Moderna) for immunocompromised patients. For those who received either Pfizer or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine series, a third dose of the same mRNA vaccine should be used. If the mRNA vaccine product given for the first two doses is not available or is unknown, either mRNA COVID-19 vaccine product may be administered. At this time, if you received the full two-dose series of Moderna at least 28 days prior to today and you meet the CDC’s criteria for immunocompromised, please call to schedule for a third dose of Moderna. Currently, the CDC is not recommending a second dose if you have received the Janssen Johnson & Johson vaccine.
Vaccine updates are available from the State of Oregon via:
To learn more about the vaccines, here are some additional resources:
Following the guidelines outlined by the governor of Oregon and by the CDC, we have resumed all surgical procedures and are open for in-person appointments. Our priority will always be the health and safety of our patients, as well as our staff and providers.
At each of our locations, we continue to take extra precautions and follow state and federal protocols to keep you as safe as possible in our clinics including:
Getting annual physicals, screenings such as mammograms and colonoscopies, and preventive check-ups are essential for your overall well-being. We are concerned that you may be going without important medical care for acute, chronic or preventable conditions, illnesses or injuries, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to contact your provider to schedule an appointment, whether it be in-person or through a video or phone visit.
Keeping you safe is essential but keeping the rest of you healthy is too. We are here for you and will help ensure you get the care you need.
People with the following symptoms may have COVID-19, as reported by the CDC.
It is important to seek immediate medical care if experiencing the following symptoms:
NOTE: The lists above do not include all possible symptoms of COVID-19.
The Portland Clinic is partnering with local community health partners to conduct COVID-19 testing for established patients who are symptomatic or who have been identified for testing by their primary care provider. You can also reach out to your local pharmacy or check the OHA website for testing locations.
In addition, a COVID-19 test will be part of the pre-surgery process for all patients scheduled for a procedure at our surgery centers, as a precaution.
For more information, including risk factors and when to seek immediate medical attention, please visit the CDC website.
The same practices that stop the spread of the common cold and flu are recommended for COVID-19:
We now offer telemedicine options that allow you visit your provider at The Portland Clinic by video and/or phone for many health issues, from the convenience of your own home. Rest assured that our telemedicine capabilities are safe and secure. We use a HIPAA-compliant version of Zoom – video visits with us are not recorded, and all video/audio is encrypted. Our goal, always, is to keep both you and your information safe. Most insurances cover telemedicine visits the same as a regular office visit.
To schedule an appointment, please call 503-223-3113.
In order to maintain safe physical distancing, all lab visits need to be scheduled in advance. To schedule a lab appointment, please call 503-223-3113.
To help keep our patients, providers and staff healthy and safe, The Portland Clinic is limiting the number of people who accompany a patient at all of our clinic locations.
Patients needing assistance and pediatric patients may be accompanied by one family member or caregiver during their appointment. The person joining a patient must meet the following requirements:
Connect with your health care team at The Portland Clinic from the comfort of your home.
MyChart is a free, secure, online health management tool that connects patients to their health team at The Portland Clinic. Patients can communicate with their provider, access test results, view chart notes, pay their bill online, and much more.
For updated travel information related to COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s travel web page.