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Adventist Health Tillamook Medical Offices Announce Free Take-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

News, COVID-19

January 13, 2021 Update: We are still awaiting delivery of the free take-home COVID-19 test kits from the federal government. All patients who are seeking these free test kits can supply their name and contact info at any Adventist Health Tillamook medical office to be contacted as soon as the kits arrive.

Adventist Health Tillamook is partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to distribute free, FDA-approved COVID-19 self-testing kits to the communities where Adventist Health Tillamook has medical offices in Estacada, Lincoln City, Manzanita, Pacific City, Sheridan, Tillamook, Vernonia and Welches.

These test kits are available for home use to all patients who request them by walk-in or scheduled appointment to any of our medical office locations listed below starting the week of January 3, 2022, or as soon as inventory is available.

New kits are supplied to our medical office locations weekly and distributed while supplies last. Testing for COVID-19 has been identified as a critical component to containing the expansion of the virus, which has been forecasted to peak again in the coming months due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

These free COVID-19 testing kits use an antigen test to determine a result, a widely available method of testing that produces results in less than 15 minutes through a test strip that identifies antibodies specific to COVID-19. Gina Seufert, RN, Physician and Clinic Services Executive and Privacy Officer at Adventist Health Tillamook, shares “I think it is very important to have easy access to testing when patients are feeling like they have COVID symptoms or know they were exposed to someone who is COVID positive.” Ms. Seufert continues, “If this predicted wave of COVID comes, these at-home test kits will help contain patient exposure in our communities and will encourage people who are positive to seek appropriate care early on before hospital resources are needed.”

Adventist Health Tillamook locations providing free COVID tests are as follows:

  • Medical Office – Estacada
    200 SE Highway 224, Estacada, OR
  • Medical Office – Hoodland
    24461 E Welches Rd., Welches, OR
  • Medical Office – Lincoln City
    1105 Jetty Ave., Ste C, Lincoln City, OR
  • Medical Office – Manzanita
    10445 Neahkahnie Creek Road, Manzanita, OR
  • Medical Office – Pacific City
    38505 Brooten Rd., Ste A, Pacific City, OR
  • Medical Office – Plaza
    1100 Third St., Tillamook, OR
  • Medical Office – Sheridan
    222 SE Jefferson St., Sheridan, OR
  • Medical Office – Vernonia
    1005 Cougar St., Vernonia, OR