Hillsboro Medical Center is actively working to care for patients and protecting people from COVID-19.

Updated June 28, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Locations

Who can get vaccinated

All people in Oregon age 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine locations and appointments

Hillsboro Medical Center

Make an appointment by calling your Hillsboro Medical Center primary care clinic, if you have one. If you don’t have a primary care provider, you can start care and set up a vaccine appointment at the same time:  Call 503-681-1600.

You will need an appointment for our upcoming patient vaccine clinics.

OHSU Health pharmacies

You don’t need an appointment to get vaccinated at OHSU Health pharmacies including the one in the Tuality 7th Ave. Medical Plaza at 333 SE 7th Avenue in Hillsboro. The pharmacy will offer walk-in vaccines from opening until an hour before close.

Other locations

The Oregon COVID-19 Vaccine Spotter tool will help you look for appointments at Oregon pharmacies. Here are some pharmacy sites with walk-in vaccinations and same-day appointments:

Who to call with questions or if you need help

Reach the OHSU call center at 833-OHSU-CCC (833-647-8222), weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

COVID Testing Options

COVID testing (though NOT for travel) is offered at South Hillsboro and Forest Grove Immediate Care  and OHSU Beaverton Immediate Care. Appointments are required and you must call in advance to schedule.

You can find a testing location near you by going to the OHA test site finder or calling 211.

 

Visitor Policy & Operations

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Hillsboro Medical Center is working towards resuming normal operations. Check back weekly to find out what’s changed. Everyone is required to wear a mask at the hospital. You must clean your hands once entering the building and stay 6 feet apart from others.

Temporary hospital visitor policy

Loved ones are important to a patient’s overall care and well-being. Hillsboro Medical Center follows the Oregon Health Authority guidelines to allow:

  • One healthy adult visitor per day for adult patients.
  • Two healthy adults per day for pediatric patients.
  • Two support persons during labor and delivery.

There are a few visitor exceptions we’re allowing at the current time.

  • A caregiver or attendant may visit a patient who needs assistance due to a language barrier or disability.
  • A close family member of a patient who is receiving end-of-life care.
  • If neither parent meets screening criteria, a parent or legal guardian who does not meet our screening criteria may visit their child in the hospital.

Visitors must comply with the following:

Wear a mask: Everyone age 2 and older must wear a mask while at the hospital campus. This includes wearing your mask in the parking garage and hospital.

The following masks are acceptable:

Four masks to wear in hospital
Download what masks are acceptable and unacceptable for patients, staff and visitors (PDF) »

Symptom screening: All visitors will be screened for the symptoms of COVID-19 and obtain a visitor sticker. Visitors should display their screening sticker in a visible location at all times while in the hospital.

Limit movement in hospital: Visitors are expected to limit their movement around buildings and remain within the patient room. You may be asked to wait at home or outside the building for patients to arrive in their rooms.

In addition, open treatment areas and waiting rooms where physical distancing is not possible may also be restricted. If appropriate distancing cannot be maintained, you may be asked to wait elsewhere.

Patient rights to have support people

People with disabilities may have support people with them while in the hospital. You can name at least three support people (friends, family, paid assistant, etc.) to help you. You can always have at least one support person with you:

  • In the emergency room.
  • During your hospital stay if you need help with your care.
  • For any talk about hospice care.
  • When you consider signing an advance directive or POLST form.

Elective surgeries and procedures

We are open for all cases, while maintaining physical distancing and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). You can check the status of your care on MyChart.

Clinic hours

Most clinics have returned to their normal hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. There are a few exceptions including:

  • Immediate Care: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Virtual visits are also available.
  • Rehabilitation in Hillsboro: 6:15 a.m. – 7 p.m.,  M-Th; closes at 6 p.m. on Friday
  • Rehabilitation in Forest Grove: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. M, W, Th, F; 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tues.
  • Primary care clinics have hours listed on their web pages. Virtual visits are also available.

Classes and events

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, classes and events may be rescheduled for the health and safety of participants and instructors. Please check the Community Education listings regularly to view the status of each class.

 

COVID-19 FAQ

We’ve gathered some frequently asked questions to help you know more about the coronavirus and COVID-19.

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

According to the CDC, these symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trouble breathing

Or at least two of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Is there a vaccine to prevent COVID-19?

Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines are currently approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.

When should I get medical attention for COVID-19?

If you see emergency signs, call 911 or your emergency department. They are:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to awaken
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Other severe symptoms

What should I do if I’m sick with COVID-19?

  • Stay home except to get medical care.
  • Separate yourself from other people and pets in your home.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
  • Consider an OHSU Health virtual visit.
  • If needed, contact your county health department.
  • Do not go to any health care facility unless instructed, so you don’t spread the virus.

How do I protect myself from COVID-19?

Get vaccinated: If you are 12 and over, getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19. All 3 approved vaccines have been proven safe and effective. Vaccines are highly effective against severe disease and hospitalization.

Wear a mask or face covering:Face coverings are required in Oregon for all indoor spaces (for example, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, retail stores, and more) at least until the state reaches a 70% vaccination rate. Once mask mandates are lifted, it is recommended that those who are not vaccinated continue to mask especially in crowded areas.

Wash your hands often: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If you don’t have soap and water, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Avoid close contact: Stay at least 6 feet from other people. Read some tips for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Throw the tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect: Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

Where to learn more

We’ve compiled a list of helpful links to keep you informed about COVID-19.

COVID-19 information

COVID-19 Vaccine information

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