Getting COVID VACCINES and TESTING at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
To help with testing for travel, our in-house lab provides test results within 24-48 hours.
COVID VACCINE ELIGIBILITY
You must be 5 years of age or older to receive the Pfizer vaccine and 18 years of age or older to receive the Moderna or J&J Janssen vaccines.
NEED PROOF OF VACCINATION?
If you need proof of vaccination, please visit the King County COVID vaccination verification page for more information about accessing myIR to print your record or download a QR code.
COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
SVH is now providing vaccinations and COVID booster shots for children 5-years-old and older. Seattle & King County Public Health developed a page just for Children and Teens. If you have questions, you’re sure to find what you are looking for here. If you have additional questions and want to speak with our COVID Lead Physician, please contact Dr. Jason Rubin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SVH is following King County’s protocols for Minor Consent. The minor consent form can be found here and on the SOLV Scheduler. For more information, please see King County’s COVID-19 Vaccination page for children and teens.
BOOSTER SHOT RECOMMENDATIONS
First Booster Shots:
- If you received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for your primary series, you must be 5 years or older, and it must be at least five months since the last shot in your primary series, unless you are immunocompromised, which reduces the time between the primary series and booster to three months.
- If you received the Moderna vaccine for your primary series, you must be 18 years or older, and it must be at least five months since the the last shot in your primary vaccine series.
- If you received J&J’s Janssen vaccine for your primary series, you must be 18 years or older, and it must be at least two months since the last shot in your primary vaccine series.
Second Booster Shots:
- If you received Pfizer for your first booster dose, you must be 50 years or older, or 12 years or older if you are moderately-severely immunocompromised. It must be at least four months since your first booster shot.
- If you received Moderna for your first booster dose, you must be 50 years or older, or 18 years or older if you are moderately-severely immunocompromised. It must be at least four months since your first booster shot.
- Currently, there is no recommendation for a second booster dose of J&J Janssen.
For more info, visit the CDC’s page on booster eligibility. Why get a booster? Public Health Seattle King County produced an informative slideshow to share!
ADDITIONAL DOSE FOR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PEOPLE
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends an additional vaccine dose to complete the primary series for people who are moderately-to-severely immunocompromised (solid organ transplant recipients, cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, HIV/AIDs, or chronic steroid use) and more than 28 days past their second dose of either the Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, or more than 28 days past their first dose of the J&J/Janssen vaccine.
The CDC also recommends a booster dose for people ages 5 years and older who are moderately-to-severely immunocompromised and have already received an additional dose to complete their primary series. There is a minimum interval between the additional dose and the booster dose of either 3 months (if the primary series was Moderna or Pfizer) or 2 months (if the primary series was J&J/Janssen).
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital’s drive-thru vaccination site and primary care clinics offer additional and booster doses to those who qualify. Proof of being immunocompromised is not required.
An additional dose has NOT been approved for people who:
- have normal immune systems.
- are mildly immunocompromised, or
- live with or care for an immunocompromised person.
For more information and an easy-to-follow chart, please visit the CDC’s page on vaccines for immunocompromised people.
GETTING YOUR COVID-19 VACCINE AT SVH
We provide COVID vaccinations to the public using our Drive-Thru Service Center 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are closed for lunch from 12:30-1 p.m. Appointments are not required, however you can schedule your appointment online or email the COVID Team at email@example.com.
Vaccinations are not offered during holidays.
You are encouraged to read the Vaccination Fact Sheets prior to arriving for your vaccine.
Pfizer Pediatric 5-11 Fact Sheet
Moderna Fact Sheet
Pfizer Fact Sheet
J&J Janssen Fact Sheet
ARRIVING AT SVH FOR YOUR VACCINE DURING THE WEEK
As you approach the hospital located at 9801 Frontier Ave. SE, follow the signs for COVID Vaccines. You will pass the main hospital entrance and make the second right into the driveway that will take you to the back of the hospital. You will be greeted by SVH COVID Team staff with further instructions. Please wait at the posted stop sign until waved ahead by COVID Team member.
If you are here for a vaccination and have forgotten to fill out an online consent form, please fill out this form before arriving to help speed up the process.
If you are arriving for your 2nd and Booster vaccine, BRING YOUR PHYSICAL VACCINATION CARD WITH YOU. THIS IS REQUIRED.
DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 PCR TESTING AT SVH
Do not enter the hospital for testing.
COVID testing is recommended only for those who are currently experiencing symptoms, or who have had direct and unprotected exposure to a person with a known positive COVID case, as well as those planning to travel or are scheduled for a medical procedure. The COVID test we administer is the COVID PCR Test, with results normally delivered via text or email, with consent, within 24-48 hours. Results are also available on your patient portal. Test results will not be provided on holidays when normal business operations are closed in observance of the holidays.
Testing times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, except for some holidays. We are closed for lunch from 12:30-1 p.m. Appointments are NOT required, however you can schedule an appointment here.
COVID testing patients are not required to complete paperwork online, however uploading ID cards and insurance information before arrival will speed up the testing process.
COVID Testing Form
PICTURE IDs ARE REQUIRED for all testing, so please make sure you have your ID with you before arriving at the hospital.
Patients will be coached through the collection of nasal samples by Clinic staff.
If you have not received your test results within three business days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: King County Health has ordered anyone who undergoes COVID testing with symptoms or exposure to someone with the virus to quarantine until test results are known or longer if results detect the virus.
RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING AT SNOQUALMIE RIDGE URGENT CARE
If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, suspect you’ve been exposed and would like to see a provider for a test, we are offering Rapid Antigen tests at the Urgent Care. We ask that you call prior to arrival so that we can make sure to keep you and other patients safe.
The Rapid test will provide accurate positive test results. If you are, indeed, symptomatic and test negative, we will request a follow-up drive-thru appointment at our test site at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. The Rapid test takes about 15 minutes for results. If you need a follow up PCR test at SVH, those results are ready within 24-48 hours of testing.
If you need a PCR test for travel, please drive-thru the test site at SVH.
Snoqualmie Ridge Urgent Care is located at the corner of SE Kinsey and Center Boulevard. We are open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Our number is (425) 831-3800.
SNOQUALMIE VALLEY HOSPITAL AND ITS URGENT CARE OFFERING COVID-19 TREATMENTS THROUGH NEW COVIDRx PROGRAM
Having COVID-19 symptoms and not knowing what to do can be scary especially if you are at high risk of becoming severely ill. Snoqualmie Valley Health now has COVIDRx, a full-service COVID program that connects a patient to testing, treatment and follow-up care through the entire COVID experience.
It begins with Rapid Antigen testing at Snoqualmie Ridge Urgent Care, follow up tests and the options for treatment if you’re an at-risk patient. It’s our way of caring for our community understanding each person and each infection is different.
Treatments include the new five-day oral treatment, Paxlovid.
WHAT IF YOU TEST POSITIVE OR SUSPECT YOU’VE BEEN EXPOSED
Our COVID Lead Physician developed workflows not just for our own employees if they’ve been exposed, but also for the general public. Testing positive or even suspecting you may be positive can be confusing when you’re surrounded by family, or co-workers, or are immunocompromised.
Here is an easy-to-follow flowchart that can help you navigate a positive test result or a suspected exposure. For more information on what do do after testing positive, click here.
IF YOU NEED TRANSPORTATION
If you are unable to drive-through the COVID service center, but want to make a vaccine appointment during the week and need transportation, Snoqualmie Valley Transit is providing rides to and from the hospital clinic. Contact SVT at (425) 888-7001 for information.