For Your Health

COVID-19 Testing

Your safety is our priority. With the recent surge in Omicron cases across our region, we are taking added steps to limit possible staff or patient exposure. Please visit our appointments page to learn more before your next NHC clinic visit.

Keeping Our Community Safe

NHC follows the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines for COVID-19 testing. We offer PCR, Rapid, and Same Day COVID-19 tests at our Hillsboro, Canby, and Oregon City clinic locations.

COVID-19 Testing at NHC

If you are experiencing any of the following emergency symptoms, do not wait for a COVID-19 test appointment. Contact your provider or seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds

Who Can Test at NHC

  •  You are experiencing one or more of these symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea;

OR

  • You have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID
  • You have been required to be tested for an upcoming medical procedure

Who Cannot Test at NHC

  • Patients in need of COVID-19 testing for travel
  • Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and need proof of a negative test to return to work. Instead of retesting, NHC will provide a letter you can provide to your employer. The letter will outline the recommendations for allowing a previously infected employee to return to work.

Find a COVID-19 testing site near you at the Oregon State's COVID-19 testing page.

International Travel

If you have traveled internationally, we recommend a COVID test 3-5 days after you return. We may not be able to accommodate an in-person visit right away depending on your vaccination or booster status.

If you need an appointment, please call us for further guidance.

COVID-19 Hotline

Patients and community members can call NHC's COVID Hotline to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination, booster, third dose, or testing appointment.

Keeping You Safe

We have a number of measures in place to keep patients, visitors, and staff safe in NHC clinics:

  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff, patients, and guests
  • All patients must wear a mask while at NHC clinics
  • Patients ages 18 and younger may be accompanied by one parent or guardian; no guests or guardians for patients age 18+ unless medically necessary.
  • Extra time between appointments to allow for added cleaning and disinfecting
  • Reduction of physical contact between staff and patients
  • Staff wear masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) when caring for patients; these include gowns, face shields, and gloves when needed.