Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include high fever, difficulty breathing, or a cough. A majority of people who get the virus will have mild symptoms.

People at risk for more signficant symptoms includes the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, heart disease and/or weakened immune systems.

What We Know About The Disease

Current understanding about COVID-19 is laregly based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. Currently, the thought is that it is mainly spread from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. People are thought to be most contagious when they are the most symptomatic (the sickest).

For confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported cases have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms can include: fever, cough, shortness of breath. The CDC believes at this time the symptoms of the COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. People who think they may have been exposed should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

Santiam Hospital is commited to the health of the community and will continue to monitor and implement all protocols recommended by the Oregon Health Authority and the CDC in response to the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

If You Suspect You have COVID-19

Contact your provider as you normally would.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be tested?
Please call your Primary Care Provider if you'd like to be tested. If you need to establish a Primary Care Provider, please call Santiam Hospital directly.
How can I avoid COVID-19?
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray and wipe.
  • Wear a mask when unable to maintain 6 feet of distance.
Is there a treatment?
If you have mild symptoms you can treat COVID-19 as you would other viral illnesses. People who think they may have been exposed should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
Can I request patient records?
Patients can request records by email at sbrainard@santiamhospital.org or call 503-769-9220 or fax 503-769-5312.

Notary services will not be available until further notice.

Virutal Community Forum

March 30th, 2020

Volunteers Wanted

Our greatest needs at this time are gowns and masks for hospital staff.

Sew Masks

We are seeking two types of masks, one for staff/patients and one for visitors:

Low Exposure Masks

The following mask is for visitors of the hospital. Volunteers will need to use supplies at home and donate to the hospital. Thank you!

Here are the instructions for mask that will be used for visitors of the hospital:
We are so grateful to have community members wanting to help the hospital staff and patients/visitors with masks and gowns. We are looking for donated supplies as well as volunteers to assemble gowns and sew masks.

Donated Supplies Needed

Sewing Materials needed for our seamstress

  • 100% Cotton
  • Elastic

SIT Mobile Items Needed

  • Disinfectant Cleaner
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Feminine Products
  • Baby Wipes


You may drop off donated materials, masks, and gowns at the Emergency Room. There will be a desk outside with a member of our staff to accept the donations so you do not need to enter the hospital.

If you have any questions, please email giving@santiamhospital.org or call 503-769-9319. Email is the preferred method of communication.

Any homemade masks and gowns donated to the hospital that are not used during this COVID 19-time period will be sent with our medical team who donates their time in Haiti.

Thank you so much for wanting to help out our community in this challenging time.

SIT Mobile

Santiam Service Integration, a program of Santiam Hospital will be implementing a service called, SIT MOBILE in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This service will begin on Thursday, April 2nd 2020

SIT MOBILE will have a base operation out of Sublimity in partnership with Ditters Town Square. SIT MOBILE’s phone number is 503 409 3652 and email is sitmobile@santiamhospital.org.

What service does SIT MOBILE provide? SIT MOBILE will be serving the vulnerable community. Those with weakened immune systems, the senior population, and households whose income has been impacted by the COVID-19. If someone is needing help with basic household items, food, or picking up of prescriptions they would contact SIT MOBILE at 503-409-3652 and leave a detailed message of the help they are needing with their contact information. A SIT MOBILE Volunteer will then call the household and discuss the needs and put together a box of items available. One of our SIT Mobile Drivers will then deliver the items to their doorstep. Included in the box will be education and awareness of the COVID-19 Virus.

SIT MOBILE will be working closely with Stayton, Turner, and Aumsville Police Departments. They have volunteered to pick up and deliver prescriptions to anyone who contacts SIT mobile with this need.

We want to thank Ditters Town Square, SCTC, and our Service Integration Teams Members who have made this possible. Special thanks to United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley and Maps Credit Union for providing startup funds to assist with our mission. If you would like to help financially, please contact SIT MOBILE.

Hours Of Operation

Monday — Friday
8AM to 4PM

Personal Prevention

Everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging health threat:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid non-essential travel.
  • Since it's currently flu season, it is recommended you get a flu vaccine.


If your symptoms are mild and you do not need medical attention, you can treat COVID-19 as you would any other viral illnesses. If you need medical attention, you should call your primary care provider.

Covid-19 Vaccine Questions?

You can consult covidvaccine.oregon.gov for the most up to date information.

The hospital has begun vaccinating people who work in the hospital and their affiliated clinics, and those in phase 1A of the state plan, including other front line workers at greatest risk, including EMS workers such as fire and ambulance EMTs and paramedics.

When the supply of vaccines allows, the hospital will begin vaccinating others, following the state guidelines at that time. At the appropriate time, our clinics will be reaching out to patients to help schedule them and vaccinate them.

Open Point of Distribution

Santiam Hospital COVID Task Force has had great success this week reaching out to partners in our community and in the region. Santiam Hospital took a leadership role in becoming an “Open Point of Distribution” or Open “POD,” to distribute vaccines, not only to our own staff, but also to Phase 1A eligible individuals in our entire region. We have been one of the first, if not the first, hospitals to take on this role.

How To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

Step One - Determine Eligibility

If you fall under Phase 1A, and you are in Marion County or Region 2, you are eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine. Phase 1A is broken into four groups, listed below:

  • Group 1: Hospitals; urgent care; skilled nursing and memory care facility health care providers and residents; tribal health programs; emergency medical services providers and other first responders.
  • Group 2: Other long-term care facilities and congregate care sites, including health care providers and residents; hospice programs; mobile crisis care and related services; individuals working in a correctional setting; personnel of group homes for children or adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Group 3: Outpatient settings serving specific high-risk groups; in home care; day treatment services; non-emergency medical transportation.
  • Group 4: Health care personnel working in other outpatient and public health settings.

For more information on Phase 1A, please refer to OHA's website.

Step Two - Sign Up if Eligible


Phone Service Alert!

 We have very high call volumes due to interest in COVID vaccines. We need to keep our lines open for urgent medical care needs. Please DO NOT call your clinic to find out when you can get your vaccine. Please click the following link for COVID 19 Vaccine Information and Pre-Registration

Step Three - Arrive at the Hospital at Your Scheduled Time

Once you arrive, we will have you check in and head to the Freres Auditorium. After receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, we will get you scheduled for your second shot.

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Santiam Hospital is a not-for-profit, 40 bed acute-care hospital located in Stayton, Oregon, which is a short 12-mile drive east of Salem, and serves more than 30,000 people annually from the communities of Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, Mill City, Jefferson, and the surrounding areas.




1401 North 10th Ave.
Stayton, OR 97383