Updated April 3, 2023
What We’re Doing at KHP
Klamath Health Partnership is dedicated to caring for our patients, employees, and community as healthcare facilities around the globe attempt to limit the spread of upper respiratory infections such as COVID-19, RSV, and influenza (flu).
At KHP, we have a team meeting regularly to discuss the changing events and responses, and we are working to stay prepared for anything that may come. We have implemented some changes at all of our clinics to better protect everyone involved.
- As of April 3, 2023, due to changes in guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, KHP patients and employees are no longer required to wear masks inside KHP facilities, though anyone who wishes to continue wearing masks may do so.
- When you arrive for your appointment, you will be asked some questions regarding recent illnesses and current symptoms. Please answer honestly and be aware that all patients are being asked these same questions. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, or if you currently have upper respiratory symptoms like coughing or sneezing, you will be asked to wear a mask during your visit.
- If your provider prefers that all of their patients continue to wear masks, you may be asked to put on a mask in the exam room. If you would prefer to not wear a mask, talk with your provider about alternative options like a telehealth appointment or an appointment at a later date.
- Our pharmacy team in partnership with our transportation drivers and the Patient Resources Team are continuing to offer home deliveries of prescriptions. Call 541-851-8110 if you have questions about this service.
- We still offer an optional mobile check-in process for appointments at our Klamath Open Door location. You should receive a call the day before your appointment. If you have questions about this process, please call our front desk staff at 541-880-2006 or 541-880-2043.
What You Need to Know About COVID-19
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
|Fever or chills||New loss of taste or smell|
|Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing||Congestion or runny nose|
|Fatigue||Nausea or vomiting|
|Muscle or body aches||Diarrhea|
This list does not include all possible symptoms. Symptoms may change with new COVID-19 variants and can vary depending on vaccination status. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
What to Do if You Get Sick
Stay home and call your doctor
- Call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms if you believe you have COVID-19. This will help them take care of you and will keep other people from being exposed.
Know when to get emergency help
- Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed above.
You may be able to recover from home
- Not everyone who gets sick with COVID-19 needs to be hospitalized—some cases can be very mild. Follow the CDC’s instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.