NWOS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists is no longer offering the COVID-19 vaccine. Please use the state’s Vaccine Locator to find COVID-19 vaccination locations.
All of our locations are open — please call 888-660-2663 to make an appointment. For immediate orthopedic care, call or walk into any of our three Express locations Monday through Friday. For walk-in location addresses and hours, please visit NW Orthopaedic Express Walk-In Clinic.
In addition to office visits, we now provide Telemedicine Appointments.
Statement from NWOS
The health and safety of Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists employees and patients is our number one priority. We screen every employee and patient for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry to any location. Per Department of Health requirements, NWOS will continue requiring masks be worn by all employees, patients, visitors, and vendors while in any of our facilities. Thank you for continuing to protect each other and NWOS employees.
If you have an appointment and are experiencing any cold/flu symptoms, please call us at 888-660-2663 to reschedule your appointment. It’s vital we work together to avoid the spread of the virus.
We understand it is a challenging time for all of us. We thank you for your understanding and support and look forward to continuing to meet your orthopedic care needs.
Information about COVID-19
Coronavirus research indicates it is spread mainly from person-to-person who are in close contact (within about 6 feet), and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person breathes, talks, coughs, or sneezes, even if they aren’t showing symptoms. The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask when outside of their homes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of those nearby or be inhaled. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, among others. Symptoms may appear 2–14 days after exposure.
Call your primary care doctor if you develop symptoms or if you think you were in close contact with a person known to have tested positive for the virus. You can also visit the Spokane Regional Health District website for drive-up testing locations in Spokane.
Steps to Prevent Illness
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, even if you do not feel sick
- Clean hands often (with soap and water or hand sanitizer with 60% or higher alcohol content)
- Avoid close contact (especially with sick or high-risk people)
- Stay home if you’re sick, except to get medical care
- Cover coughs and sneezes, with tissue or elbow
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
What to Do if You are Sick
- Stay home except to get medical care
- Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
- Call ahead before visiting your primary care doctor
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean hands often
- Avoid sharing personal household items
- Clean all high-touch surfaces every day
- Monitor your symptoms, and seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening
The CDC has the most current information about the virus and is updated frequently. Stay on top of the latest by visiting the CDC site.