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Memorial’s COVID Clinic to Close as Omicron Subsides

Friday, March 25, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 25, 2022 Contact: Bridget Turrell, Memorial Communications, 509-575-8116

Memorial’s COVID Clinic to Close as Omicron Subsides

YAKIMA — Yakima Valley Memorial’s COVID Assessment and Treatment (CAAT) Clinic is closed, effective immediately. As the Omicron surge subsides, fewer COVID patients were coming in for assessment and treatment. At the peak of the surge, the clinic was treating many patients each day, but that number dropped into the single digits most days.

The CAAT clinic was one of the first clinics in Yakima County to offer monoclonal antibody treatment. When the predominant variant changed from Delta to Omicron, the clinic quickly pivoted to the oral treatment — Paxlovid.

This clinic was the only place in Yakima County that treated COVID patients exclusively, and its providers have helped patients who traveled there from as far away as Olympia.

Memorial will continue to offer assessment and treatment to COVID patients at Pacific Crest Family Medicine at 311 S. 72nd Ave. The phone number is 509-225-4669. Clinic hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Call for an appointment or schedule online at https://www.yakimamemorial.org/services/same-day-access/#caat. Prescriptions for Paxlovid will be available at Memorial Cornerstone pharmacy after patients are assessed by a provider at Pacific Crest.

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About Yakima Valley Memorial

Yakima Valley Memorial is a health care system that includes Yakima’s only acute-care center, a 226-bed, nonprofit, community hospital serving Central Washington’s Yakima Valley. Yakima Valley Memorial includes primary care practices and specialty care services including high-quality cardiac care; cancer care through North Star Lodge; breast health at `Ohana Mammography Center; acute hospice and respite care at Cottage in the Meadow, winner of the Circle of Life Award from the American