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Updated April 14, 2021

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Check Your Vaccine Eligibility and Other Locations to Get Vaccinated

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Important COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The Polyclinic has COVID-19 vaccination appointments available in late April and early May. Starting April 15, we will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to all Polyclinic patients age 16 or older who are now eligible to be vaccinated in Washington state. Please call our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at (206) 320-6696, Monday - Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm to schedule an appointment. Appointments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not call your provider’s office as they do not have the ability to schedule Covid-19 vaccinations.

Scheduling Vaccine Appointments

See above for special scheduling information this week (April 12 - April 16). Appointments are required. No walk-in appointments available.

Is there a list to sign up to get vaccinated?

No, we do not have a wait list at this time.

What Type of Vaccine Do You Offer?

We’re currently offering the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. Both have received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA. Both vaccines require two doses. Pfizer requires a second dose 21 days after the first dose. Moderna requires a second dose 28 days after the first dose. We will schedule your second dose when you check in for your first dose.

We anticipate that the demand for COVID-19 vaccinations will result in available appointment spots filling up quickly. Each week the State of Washington will inform us how many doses The Polyclinic will receive, and we will open a corresponding number of appointment spots.

Mass Vaccination Sites

With limited supplies we will not be able to meet the demand of all that desire vaccination. However, Washington State is opening mass vaccination clinics and we look forward to partnering with our community and supporting our patients to ensure a rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccine availability.

While The Polyclinic is not participating in the Washington State Phase Finder program, patients can use this online resource to learn when they are eligible and to find other sites where they can get vaccinated.

We’ll continue to work with the Washington State Department of Health to receive COVID-19 vaccine shipments and to responsibly prioritize distribution to Polyclinic patients in accordance with their guidance.

The Polyclinic is Continuing to Provide You with the Care You Need

It’s important to address any health issues now so they don’t become bigger problems down the road so we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your provider.

Following public health guidance we’ve made some important changes to our clinic operations to keep you and our staff safe. Learn more about our safety measures and how to get care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Need a COVID-19 test?

We have two testing clinics at The Polyclinic Broadway. You may need testing if you have COVID-19 symptoms, possible exposure to COVID-19, or if you plan to return to school, workplace, travel, etc. You do not need to be a Polyclinic patient to get tested.

Walk-In Testing Clinic: For those without symptoms, mild symptoms, or possible exposure

PCR test: We use a swab that goes just inside your nasal passage to get a fluid sample. Test results are ready in 24 hours.

Hours: Open Monday – Friday: 8 am – 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm;
no appointment needed*

Acute Respiratory Clinic: For those with moderate symptoms who also need to see a provider

POC/Rapid test: We use a swab to get a fluid sample from inside your nose. Test results are ready in about 15 minutes.

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 6 pm; no appointment needed.

In addition, COVID-19 Antibody Testing is available at the Madison Center lab. This test is intended ONLY to confirm prior exposure or infection due to COVID-19. Talk with your primary care provider if you are interested in getting tested.

COVID Testing Pricing

COVID-19 testing is covered by many major insurance plans. Please check with your plan for details. If you don’t have insurance, please see costs for cash pay below.

Test Name
Rapid Molecular Test
Lab Based Molecular PCR
SARS-CoV-2 Antibody, IgG
Collection Method
Nasal swab
Nasal swab
Venous blood draw
Result turnaround time
15 min
24 hours
1 day
Patient Type
Those with symptoms which started less than 5 days ago
Patients with or without symptoms
Performed to look for past recent COVID-19 infection (1-3 weeks after symptom onset)
Billing Code
87635
U0003, U0005
86769
Cash Price
$77
$150. If uninsured this test cost is 100% covered by the CARES act.
$50

The draw fee for COVID-19 testing is $15. The swab collection fee for COVID-19 testing is $28.

New Visitor Policy

To reduce the spread of infection, The Polyclinic is limiting visitors who accompany patients in the following way:

  • One parent for each child or minor; Two parents allowed if the child is younger than two months
  • One caregiver for each patient with physical or cognitive limitation or disability
  • No siblings of a patient unless they have an appointment
  • No visitors with a fever, cough, or breathing problems

Screeners at Main Clinic Locations

Our staff are screening all patients for COVID-19 over the phone and in person based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and King County Public Health. We have added team members at clinic entrances at Ballard, Broadway, Downtown, Madison Center, and Northgate Plaza to screen patients for respiratory illness. Visitors entering the building with patients will also be screened. Screeners will take your temperature and provide masks and hand sanitizer to all patients and visitors. Allow a few minutes before your appointment for screening. Thank you for your patience.

If You Have Symptoms – Call Your Doctor’s Office

To help prevent the spread of infection, we are asking all patients with symptoms of respiratory illness—fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath—to please call us before coming into the clinic. We will triage your condition over the phone and make recommendations on next steps based on your symptoms and our current screening guidelines. Use this guide for navigating symptoms and self-care.

If your symptoms are mild: slight fever, cough, runny nose.

  • We may ask you to remain at home to recover.
  • Avoid going out in public, but if you must go out, be sure to use good respiratory hygiene: wash hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer, wear a mask, or cover your cough/sneeze with tissue and throw it away.
  • Please call us if your symptoms worsen.

If your symptoms are serious or worsening: continued fever, severe shortness of breath.

  • We may schedule a video visit, refer you to one of our testing sites, or refer you to the closest emergency room.

In-Clinic and Video Visit Appointments

Working together with you, providers and staff will use their clinical judgement to decide when it’s appropriate to schedule in-clinic appointments. You may need to be seen in person if your illness or injury is causing significant pain or dysfunction in your daily life or work, or if your condition is either progressing or at risk of progressing and compromising your health.

If you are over the age of 65, we encourage you to schedule your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit by video visit, which can be done from the safety and convenience of your home.

How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Family

Watch for symptoms. They can appear 2-14 days after you’ve been exposed. They include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble breathing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Lost of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Be extra careful if you:

  • Are over age 60
  • Are pregnant
  • Have a weak immune system
  • Have diabetes or serious heart or lung problems

Protect yourself and others:

  • Stay home, if you can
  • If you must go out, stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Clean your hands often. Use soap and water or a hand sanitizer

COVID-19 Resources

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