Changes to Public COVID Testing and Vaccinations
After more than 2,500 COVID-19 tests administered to the public since August, Cow Creek Public Health and Cow Creek Health and Wellness will taper off testing efforts in the coming weeks to refocus on clinic operations, expand vaccinations and coronavirus treatments and prepare for cold and flu season.
Beginning September 13, Cow Creek will provide two locations for free COVID-19 rapid antigen testing rather than three, and with reduced hours. Testing will be held at the Public Health site in Roseburg across the street from the Cow Creek Government Offices, and at the South Clinic in Canyonville. Testing will be from 9AM-1PM at both locations Monday through Friday, and 10AM-3:45PM at the Roseburg location only on Saturdays and Sundays through September 26.
While testing seven-days-a-week is available through September 26, starting on September 27, testing will only be available Monday-Friday at the Roseburg Cow Creek Public Health site 9AM-1PM. Testing will be available free to the public and without a required appointment at that location through October 8. Beginning Monday October 11, Cow Creek Health and Wellness and Cow Creek Public Health will provide COVID-19 testing for patients only, as well as Tribal members and Cow Creek and UIDC employees. Appointments will be required.
Cow Creek Public Health is committed to offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to the public, but beginning September 27 all vaccines will be administered from the Cow Creek Public Health Mobile Vaccine Site in the south parking lot of Seven Feathers Casino Resort from Monday through Friday 9AM-2PM and will require an appointment. To make a vaccine appointment, call (541) 670-2949. Both Moderna (two-dose series administered one month apart) and Johnson & Johnson (single dose) are available.
Should the FDA submit approval, Cow Creek Public Health will offer booster COVID-19 vaccines. Cow Creek staff will contact individuals who received their initial vaccination shots through Public Health first, and schedule accordingly.
In addition to combating the coronavirus, Cow Creek Public Health will begin their yearly focus on preventing flu starting in September. The Public Health Team will administer flu vaccines to UIDC and Cow Creek employees, established patients of the Cow Creek Health & Wellness Clinics, and to Cow Creek Tribal members, as well as enrolled Tribal members of other federally recognized Tribes, on a number of dates in September and October. Tribal members looking for more information on dates and times the Cow Creek Public Health Mobile Flu Events, please click here.
For complete details and up-to-date info on testing and vaccination changes, please visit the Cow Creek Public Health page.