COVID19 Guidelines


Salem Clinic has urgent care clinics available for COVID-19 assessments and testing. Urgent Care visits and testing are available Monday-Friday and weekends, beginning at 10am.

Please note that most 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. Testing required for surgery or long term care facility admittance occurs at 2020 Capitol Street NE.

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, we ask that you wait at least 72 hours from the time of exposure, as testing too soon can lead to a false negative result.

New to Salem Clinic - WELCOME
If you are seeking urgent care services, and you are not a Salem Clinic patient, please call 503-399-2424 and press 1 to reach our business office team. Follow the prompts for new patient registration or update your insurance information before you arrive for your check-in reservation time. We do accept most insurance types, but some we are not contracted with, such as most Kaiser Permanente plans. If you do not have insurance, and are private pay, you may be required to pay a deposit.

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

Alternate Testing Locations

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