COVID19 Information Provided by the Harney County Health Department
420 N Fairview Ave.
Burns, OR 97720
Right across from the hospital
Phone: (541) 573-2271
Fax: (541) 573-8388
After-hours emergency number 541-589-2423
Monday – Thursday
8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:30 pm (closed for lunch from noon - 1:00 pm)
RN Clinic Hours:
Monday – Thursday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm (closed for lunch from noon-1:00 pm)
8:30 am – 2:30 pm (closed for lunch from noon-1:00 pm)
Vaccines, family planning and STI visits offered every day.
Syringe services offered on Friday from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Call if these times don't work. Call for further information.
High Country Health and Wellness Care Clinic Hours:
Monday-Thursday, excluding holidays
8-12 and 1-5PM
COVID Vaccine: Moderna is available on a Walk In basis at the Health Department
- COVID19 Vaccine FAQ
- COVID19 Vaccine Consent Form
- The COVID19 Vaccine is completely free.
- Harney County Health Department does not yet have access to the Pfizer vaccine. However, as Pfizer is authorized for youths down to 12 years of age, Safeway Pharmacy is offering the vaccine. For anyone who wishes to receive Pfizer at their local health department, give us a call and we will attempt to obtain it for you.
Symptoms and Testing
- Harney County is utilizing rapid tests for all adults, and send out tests for children. If you have COVID symptoms, please contact your primary care provider. We will conduct rapid tests for anyone seen by one of our providers. If your provider is not at our clinic, they can order a test through the hospital, who also does rapid and send out tests. Please call 541-573-2271 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
- People who need non-emergency medical care should call their health care provider before going to a clinic. There are COVID-19 test kits in our community, including rapid tests. However, unless there is a testing event which will be promoted on our Facebook, you must have symptoms to be tested. We are currently only testing those who are symptomatic of COVID which includes symptoms of a fever of 99 degrees or higher, a cough, or shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhea, headache, loss of taste and smell, and severe fatigue. If you need care, call your health care provider and discuss your concerns. They will advise you on how to be tested, if necessary.
- If you or someone near you needs emergency care, call 911. Emergency warning signs include: difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to rouse, or blueish lips or face. Please tell the 911 dispatch about any known exposure to someone with COVID-19, if you are waiting on test results, or travel to any high-affected areas.
If You Are Sick
- Put your Family COVID-19 Plan into action. Identify a “sick room” to isolate in at home.
- Stay home completely, except if you need medical care.
- Stay home from work, even if you are part of an essential business. Notify your workplace.
- Isolate as much as possible from the people you live with. Use a separate bedroom and bathroom, if possible. Avoid sharing personal items. Clean sick room and bathroom daily.
- Please contact the Health Department contact racer to discuss potential close contacts.
- Continue practicing everyday prevention actions. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol.
- Stay in touch with others by phone or email. Let others know how you are doing and ask for help if needed.
- Stay home for 10 days plus a full 24 hours after symptoms begin to resolve.
- Self-care could include taking acetaminophen (Tylenol), using cold compresses, drinking warm beverages, staying hydrated, eat healthy foods, and resting as much as possible.
What Else You Can Do
- Stay healthy. Eat a good diet. Exercise. Go outside for a run or walk, as long as you maintain at least six feet distance from others. Get plenty of rest. Stay up to date on vaccines.
- Quit smoking. Call the Oregon Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free counseling.
- Reach out to local service organizations and charities and donate money or volunteer to support their work from home. Several local projects are listed at justserve.org.
- Donate to food pantries and assistance sites. Visit oregonfoodfinder.com to search locally.
- Give blood through the American Red Cross. Several blood drives are planned in Ontario soon. Sign up HERE.
- Take care of your mental health and help your family cope. Visit the CDC for tips and links to treatment providers.
- Be ready to help one another. A strong sense of community will carry us through this difficult time.
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