COVID19 Guidelines


Salem Clinic has a drive-thru urgent care clinic available for COVID-19 testing. If you have concern for infection due to symptoms or exposure, or if testing is required prior to surgery or travel, stop by 2020 Capitol Street NE. Urgent care visits and testing are available Monday-Friday 10am-7pm and weekends 10am-5pm. Please note that all COVID-19 testing is performed in conjunction with an urgent care visit and decisions regarding appropriate testing are based on OHA guidelines and the discretion of the evaluating provider.

What to expect when you arrive for testing:

Please Note: Due to higher than normal volumes, it may be necessary to close urgent care early, we are sorry for any inconvenience.

2020 Capitol Street NE: Patients will be greeted in the Urgent Care parking lot (entrance off of Erixon Street) by Salem Clinic staff. Staff will direct you to the drive thru line, or inside the clinic if appropriate. The check in process for drive thru is completed outside while you remain in your vehicle. Your entire urgent care visit, and COVID-19 testing, will occur in the safety of your vehicle.

Questions about novel coronavirus? Visit these helpful websites for the most up to date and accurate information regarding COVID-19.

Marion County Health Dept.

Oregon Health Authority


For general information about COVID-19,
please call 211 or visit

For instructions on what you should do if you are sick

Healthy Habits to Preventing Illnesses:

  • Stay home when you are sick unless you need to see a medical provider
  • When possibly, keep your distance from others who are sick Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • Wear a mask if your healthcare representative asks you to and make sure it is covering your mouth and nose at all times
  • Dispose of used tissues or masks in the nearest trash receptacle
  • Wash your hand with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer after disposing of used tissues or masks, after using the restroom and before eating
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Practice good health habits such as regular cleaning, getting plenty of sleep, being physically active, managing stress, eating nutritious food and drinking plenty of water