Columbia County Public Health is here for you during COVID-19. We strive to be a local resource for information and recommendations to keep our Columbia County communities healthy during this time.

If you or someone you know wants to get tested for COVID-19 please contact your healthcare provider. If you have questions, please call Columbia County Health Systems at 509-382-2531. Columbia County Public Health does not provide COVID-19 testing and does not need to approve testing for COVID-19. Columbia County Public Health has RAPID COVID-19 TEST KITS available at no cost. If you have fever, cough, shortness of breath or have been exposed to Covid-19 and need a rapid test kit please call from outside of the Public Health building and we will bring it out to you. 509-382-2181. 

Washington State Dept. of Health Documents & Resources

Washington's COVID-19 Vaccine Phases Document

County/Region status and Health Washington Roadmap to Recovery

Healthy Washington Phases

Washington State Assessment Dashboard

COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Acknowledgment Forms:

MODERNA COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Acknowledgment Form

PFIZER COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Acknowledgment Form

PFIZER Fact Sheet


What should I do if I think I have COVID-19 or was exposed to COVID-19? Can I get tested for COVID-19?

  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you can call Columbia County Public Health at 509-382-2181 and ask for a Public Health nurse.
  • You can also call Columbia County Health Systems at 509-382-2531

Isolation vs. Quarantine

Isolation is a public health practice used to separate a person who is ill with a communicable disease from people who are healthy.

  • For example, hospitals isolate patients with infectious tuberculosis.
  • Isolation allows for the focused delivery of specialized health care to people who are ill.
  • It can protect uninfected people from being exposed.

Quarantine is a public health practice to separate the movements of people who are well but have been exposed to a communicable disease.

  • For example, facilities may be set up for exposed individuals to stay until it's clear they are healthy and are not at risk of spreading the virus.
  • If a person begins to develop symptoms of an illness, they must immediately be moved to isolation.

The key difference between isolation and quarantine is that isolation is for people who ARE sick. Quarantine is for people who may have been exposed to a disease but are NOT currently sick. Sick persons must not be kept alongside those who are not sick, regardless of their exposure status.

Steps to get at COVID-19 test

If you are feeling symptomatic (visit the Centers for Disease Control website to view a list of COVID-19 symptoms) and believe you need a COVID-19 test, you should follow a few steps:

  1. Call your healthcare provider, if you do not have one, please view list below.
  2. Go to the location provided by your healthcare provider to get your test.
  3. On arrival, call the number provided to you by your healthcare provider, and stay in your vehicle.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and you need emergency medical attention, please notify the 911 dispatcher that you have tested positive for COVID-19.

*Test results take on average 1 to 4 business days to be processed.

Columbia County Health Care Providers List

Columbia Family Clinic Providers

  • Dr. Terry, MD
  • Dr. Frauenpreis, MD
  • Dawn Meicher, ARNP
  • Kim Emery, ARNP
  • Kortney Killgore-Smith, ARNP
  • Jennifer Burnett, ARNP

Hours of operations are:

  • Monday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Please note that the clinic opens at 9:00 am on Wednesday due to our weekly staff meeting.

Location: 1012 S 3rd Street, Dayton, WA 99328.
Phone: 509.382.3200
Emergency Room: 509.382.2531
Emergency: 911