Vaccine clinic appointments depend on receiving weekly shipments from Washington State. Availability will be announced simultaneously on this page and our Facebook
Unfortunately, no new appointments are available at this time.
When available, click here to start the process of determining eligibility and then find an available appointment.
As of February 23, 2021
Our Whidbey Island community has done a great job at flattening the curve and protecting each other from the spread of coronavirus. Putting an end to the pandemic is up to us - each of us - to take the necessary steps: Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Watch your distance.
We are taking additional steps to keep all of our facilities safe and hygienically clean to protect both patients and staff.
All patients and staff are required to wear masks, wash their hands frequently and practice social distancing when possible.
Don’t delay addressing health concerns, even during the current pandemic. Putting off treatment may worsen your condition. If you feel unwell, contact your provider or a WhidbeyHealth clinic near you.
WhidbeyHealth is pleased to announce that we have started vaccination efforts as an 'open' vaccine provider for Island County with the support of Island County Departments of Emergency Management and Public Health. The Washington State Department of Health is taking a phased approach to vaccinating. As additional information becomes available regarding progression into subsequent Phases/Tiers, and which portions of the population apply to each Phase of the State's Phased Approach to administering the COVID-19 vaccine, this page will be updated to reflect the most current information. Find current information on the phased approach here.
Current Phase Allocation Allowance:
We understand that our community is very eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we follow the directions provided by the State and Centers for Disease Control. We encourage everyone in Island County to get vaccinated when they become eligible. To check your eligibility and register for your COVID-19 vaccination, use the Phase Finder (FindYourPhaseWA.org): Click Here. Vaccination is a key step in ending the coronavirus pandemic, along with continued social distancing, mask wearing, and frequent hand-washing. Click Here for a Phase Finder Guide for easy eligibility verification and vaccine registration.
Vaccine Administration (data to date)
WhidbeyHealth is proud to have administered COVID-19 Vaccine doses to Island County residents from a number of different organizations: All Heart, Anacortes Physical Therapy, Aureus Medical, Dr. Griswold's Dentistry, Camano Island Fire & Rescue, Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, City of Oak Harbor, Compass Health, DaVita Nephrology, Delta Dental, Dr. Kardly's Office, Eden Home Health, Enso House, Envision Healthcare, Family Chiropractic Center, Forks Community Hospital, Frontier Dermatology Partners, Drs. Keyes' Offices, Greenbank Birth Center, Harada Physical Therapy, Harbor Physical Therapy, Dr. Vasquez's Dental Office, HFAP, ICOM, ICSO, Island County Public Health, Island County Sheriff's Office, Island Eye Care, Island Family Dentistry, Island Hospital, Island Oral & Facial Surgery, L.E.A.P.S. & Beyond, Langley Police Department, LifeFlight Network, Lone Lake Physical Therapy, Marathon Petroleum Co., MedicalSolutions, North Island Chiropractic & Wellness Center, North Island Medical, North Sound Physical Therapy, North Whidbey Fire & Rescue, Oak Harbor Fire Department, Oak Harbor Police Department, Pacific Security, PeaceHealth, Pediatric Associates of Whidbey Island, Puget Sound Kidney Center, Regency Coupeville, Restorix Health, Rue & Primavery, Salish Sea Physical Therapy, Saratoga Dental, Shoreside Family Dental, Signature Healthcare at Home, Skagit Radiology, Sound Physicians, South Island Medical, South Whidbey Fire & EMS, South Whidbey Physical Therapy, Summer Hill Senior Living, Swedish Medical Center, TeamHealth, The Dental Place, Toddler Learning Center, Washington State Ferries, Wallin Funeral Home, WhidbeyHealth, Whidbey Integrative Mental Health, and Whidbey Performance Physical Therapy.
WhidbeyHealth is currently only administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, until such time when we receive delivery of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Both vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA.
8 Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program (additional information from the CDC)
WhidbeyHealth and Island County Departments of Emergency Management and Public Health are looking for volunteers to assist in our vaccination efforts. Both Clinical and Non-Clinical volunteers are needed. If you would like to volunteer your time to help with our vaccination process please contact our volunteer scheduler:
Click here to email our Vaccine Clinic Volunteer Schedule Coordinator, Magen Gregory.
WhidbeyHealth is working with Island County Department of Health and the Washington State Department of Health to help slow the spread of COVID-19 across the county and state. We’ve taken steps to protect the health and safety of our employees throughout this pandemic, and we are continuing to look for opportunities to work with public health agencies to benefit our Whidbey Island community and beyond.
On November 30, Washington State launched WA Exposure Notifications (WA Notify). It uses smartphones to alert users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. It is completely private, and doesn’t know or track who you are or where you go.
How does it work?
When you enable WA Notify, your smartphone exchanges random, anonymous codes with the phones of people you are near who have also enabled WA Notify. The app uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to exchange these random codes without revealing any information about you. If another WA Notify user you’ve been near in the last two weeks, later tests positive for COVID-19 and adds their verification code to the app, you’ll get an anonymous notification that you’ve had a possible exposure. This lets you get the care you need quickly and helps prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to the people around you.
How do I get WA Notify on my phone?
On an iPhone: Go to settings > Scroll down to Exposure Notifications > Click "Turn on Exposure Notifications" > Select United States > Select Washington
On an Android Phone: Go to the Google Play Store > Download the Washington Exposure Notifications app
For more information about Washington Exposure Notifications please visit https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/WANotify.
There is one swabbing station in operation for our community at the Medical Center in Coupeville. Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms, if any. The hotline scheduler will arrange your appointment at the station most readily available to you. All swab testing must have a scheduled appointment. Please call the Advance Registration number (below) to schedule your appointment.
For those seeking testing for mild symptoms that can be managed, register for testing at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center. For those with more significant symptoms that cannot be managed at home, register for testing at one of our Walk-In Clinic locations, or seek medical attention at our Emergency Room (Medical Center, Coupeville).
Advance registration is required to prevent waiting lines, help schedule adequate staff, and manage inventory of PPE and supplies. Call 360-240-4055 weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm to arrange your appointment.
We are currently experiencing higher than usual call volumes to our advanced registration line. Current wait times can be up to an hour, specifically during the morning hours. To reduce hold times, please be prepared to verify/update your demographic and insurance information. Advanced registration cannot provide medical advise - please contact your provider with any medical questions.
We understand that our community would like prompt test screening and receipt of the test results. Your health is paramount to everything we do at WhidbeyHealth and we will do everything possible to ensure the fastest turn-around time possible for your testing and results. Please follow the above guidelines to obtain testing. Please do not arrive to WhidbeyHealth Medical Center and try to obtain a test through our Emergency Department unless you are experiencing symptoms that you cannot manage at home.
Call 911 if you have severe symptoms such as a very high fever, difficulty breathing, or inability to eat or drink.
Please note that health insurers may not cover testing for people without symptoms or a recent exposure to a known infected person. You may be responsible for the $156 cost for your test. We suggest that you call your insurance provider with questions.
Upon arrival at the swabbing station at a clinic, please stay in your car and park at the designated spots for COVID-19 testing. At the medical center, follow signs to the drive-thru lane near the Health Education Center. Place your car in park and turn off the ignition.
The procedure involves swirling a swab into both nostrils. The swab is about the size of an ordinary Q-tip, much smaller than previous testing technologies.
Certified laboratories on the mainland process the swab specimens. Timing to get results from our lab partners is generally 24-72 hours but can fluctuate due to statewide demand.
If your test is positive for coronavirus, you will receive a phone call from both Island County Department of Health and WhidbeyHealth staff. You will be advised the next steps you should take to begin your recovery in quarantine or isolation. Patients receiving a positive test result can get their results on the MyWhidbeyHealth hospital portal. Patients who have a negative test result will not receive a call, and can get their results on the MyWhidbeyHealth hospital portal.
If you do not have an account on the patient portal, sign up at MyWhidbeyHealth to register. Choose the hospital portal, not the clinic portal. The portal allows patients and approved family members to:
How Can You Enroll? You must have been a patient and have a valid email address on file in order to sign-up. Patients must be 13 years of age or older. If the hospital doesn't have your current email address, please contact email@example.com.
To provide the safest possible treatment facilities and protect patients and staff, visitors to the Medical Center and WhidbeyHealth clinics are limited as described below:
Minors under the age of 18 may have one support person (parent or guardian) during the treatment. The parent or guardian may trade-out with one another as needed. Exceptions to this policy may be necessary in certain circumstances. In these instances, it is the responsibility of the department/unit/area of care leadership to communicate the exception(s) being made. If a support person is visiting a COVID-19 confirmed or suspected positive patient in isolation status, department staff will provide the visitor/support person with and educate them of the proper personal protective equipment to wear, as well as hot to put on, take off, and respiratory and hand hygiene practices. In efforts to provide our patients safety at all of our care locations, we retain the right to dismiss any visitor or support person that is unwilling to follow our mask wearing guidelines or that compromises the safety or healing environment.
Support persons entering any WhidbeyHealth facility must be healthy, symptom-free, and will be screened for fever and recent history. Everyone, including patients must follow universal masking policies. WhidbeyHealth will be taking the following steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure:
This policy is subject to change without notice as conditions related to the pandemic change, or guidance from WADOH or the CDC is updated.
WhidbeyHealth is carefully returning to full operations, following the guidance from state and national officials.
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, locations of some services have changed to improve operations and safe access to care. Check the locations page on this website to confirm your destination before traveling for services.
Please note that the West Wind Café and the Gift Shop at the Medical Center are open with occupancy limits. Please note that the West Wind Café and the Gift Shop at the Medical Center have recently changed access to our patients, visitors, and support persons within the Medical Center.
We encourage all patients to download and install VSee on their mobile devices. This application allows video and audio calls for easy access to our Telemed appointments. Android users can find the VSee app on Google Play: HERE. iPhone users can install it from the App Store: HERE.
With the rise of positive COVID-19 cases throughout our County, we want to make sure our community receives the testing they need, information about quarantine, and our recommendations to avoid exposure in the most transparent way possible. In this section you will find definitions and effective actions for COVID-19 related processes.
Close Contact Exposure: is identified as exposure to a COVID-19 positive person within a 6 foot distance for a total of 15 minutes over a twenty four (24) hour period and applies to any scenario when contact like this is made. The exposure timeline begins two (2) days before the COVID-19 positive person is showing any symptoms or they receive a positive test result.
General COVID-19 Testing:
Effective COVID-19 Quarantine Process:
Effective COVID-19 Isolation Process:
General Safety Recommendations:
Following these guidelines will help slow the spread of COVID-19 as most of the spread is directly linked to social gatherings and lack of face covers.
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about COVID-19 and Coronavirus.
It is important to understand that information about Coronavirus changes very frequently. We will do our best to keep information here up to date.
Yes! Safety for our patients and staff is our first priority. Proactive measures include: fever screening on entry, universal use of masks by everyone including patients, and staff is equipped with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate for any treatment or procedure.
Every WhidbeyHealth facility is configured to make spatial distancing easy. In addition to aggressive cleaning by our Environmental Services team, we have implemented dry fogging disinfecting system to eliminate pathogens beyond the reach of sprays, wipes or UV lights.
The best thing to do is contact your primary care provider to discuss testing. Call the Coronavirus Hotline to register for swabbing: 360-240-4055.
People who are infected may have many combinations of symptoms including a fever over 100*F, alternating chills and sweating, shortness of breath, a new cough, and/or severe fatigue. This list does not include all possible symptoms. If you are concerned, contact your Primary Care Provider.
Immediately call 911 if you or a family member is experiencing:
This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please call 911 or go to the Emergency Department if you have severe symptoms.
Neighbors and friends all over Whidbey Island have risen up in support of the neighbors and friends at WhidbeyHealth who fight for the lives of COVID-19 patients and are working contain the disease.
From homemade masks to raising money for PPE to feeding our teams, we have been inspired by your support and are deeply grateful.
This fight is not over, and will continue for the foreseeable future. There are many ways to help, including donations to the WhidbeyHealth Foundation, and many non-monetary contributions of time and resources. Click here to learn more about how you can make a difference.