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Complete guide to COVID-19 test sites in the mid-valley
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Complete guide to COVID-19 test sites in the mid-valley

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A patient self-administers a COVID-19 swab test. There are a number pf testing sites throughout the mid-valley.

COVID-19 testing sites are operating throughout the mid-valley, including a number of free testing centers. Primary care providers may be providing testing services to patients who have already established care with them and are not included in this story.

This story will be updated as information on testing changes.

Samaritan Health Services offers testing at numerous locations throughout the mid-valley. All tests at Samaritan sites will be covered by insurance or the CARES Act, so there is no out-of-pocket expense. Currently, testing must be ordered by a health care provider. Screening is typically completed by phone or online, depending on the patient’s situation. The test process differs depending on the location, and more information can be obtained by calling the specific location.

Samaritan asks people experiencing symptoms contact clinics before arriving so the clinics can prepare.

Samaritan Health patients can call their primary care provider or use the “Coronavirus Concerns” MyChart portal to initiate the process for a test. People who are not Samaritan patients or are unable to access the MyChart portal can call 855-543-2780 to begin the process. Samaritan also operates a COVID-19 hotline where patients can get questions answered. The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached by calling 541-451-7425 or 833-505-7425.

The Samaritan Urgent Care Clinic at 5234 SW Philomath Blvd. in Corvallis offers walk-in testing for people experiencing symptoms. People who believe they need a test are encouraged to contact the clinic at 541-768-4970 for more information.

The Corvallis Clinic Immediate Care Center at 3680 NW Samaritan Drive in Corvallis also offers walk-in testing for people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. People who believe they need a test are encouraged to contact the center at 541-754-1282 for more information.

The Samaritan Urgent Care Clinic at 1700 Geary St. SE in Albany offers walk-in testing for those experiencing symptoms. People in need of a test can call 541-812-5500 for more information on the site. The other Samaritan Urgent Care Clinic in Albany at 400 Hickory St. NW Ste. 303 also offers walk-in testing for people experiencing symptoms. This clinic can be reached at 541-812-5275.

The Samaritan Urgent Care Clinic in Lebanon at 35 Mullins Drive Ste. 2 is also offering tests on a walk-in basis for people experiencing symptoms. The Lebanon location can be reached at 541-451-7915.

Other providers throughout the mid-valley are also providing COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

The WVT Laboratory in Corvallis offers drive-through testing at 366 SW Washington Ave. The test costs $100 for people without insurance and can be scheduled by going to wvtlab.com. More information can be found at their website or by calling 541-368-3050.

The Rite Aid locations at 2080 NW Ninth St. in Corvallis and at 30 E. Oak St. in Lebanon offer free drive-through testing for people 18 and older on an appointment basis. People can schedule an appointment at either location by going to www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing and completing the screening process. Additional information on the Corvallis location can be found by calling 541-753-2226. Additional information on the Lebanon location can be found by calling 541-451-8020.

The Corvallis Clinic at 444 NW Elks Drive is offering testing for people who are symptomatic, and will require a telephone appointment to establish care and a health history before the test is ordered. People with questions about testing at the Corvallis Clinic can call 541-754-1150.

The Community Health Centers of Benton County offer free testing at three locations: The Benton Health Center in Corvallis at 530 27th St., which can be contacted at 541-766-6835; the Monroe Health Center at 610 Dragon Drive, which can be contacted at 541-766-6000; and the Alsea Health Center at 435 E. Alder St., which can be contacted at 541-487-7116. People can find more information and schedule appointments at all three facilities at www.bentonlinnhealthcenters.org/find-your-clinicprovider/clinic-names-hours-and-locations/

Benton County and Linn County also hold free community testing events on occasion, and information about them can be found by going to www.doineedacovid19test.com/ and selecting "Oregon" from the menu.

K. Rambo can be contacted at 541-812-6091 or k.rambo@lee.net. Follow on Twitter via @k_rambo_.

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