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Where Should I Go for Care?

  E-Visits Urgent Care Emergency Department
Cold/Cough/Flu X X
Sinus Problems X X
Bronchitis X X
Back Pain X X
Cold Sore X X
Constipation/Diarrhea X X
Heartburn X X
Rash/Poison Oak X X
Minor Burns/Sunburns X X
Pink Eye X X
Urinary Tract Infections X X
Sore Throat X X
Shingles X X
Earache X
Minor Infections
Small Cuts    X  
Sports Physicals    X  
Minor Broken Bones (Skin Intact)     X  
Acne  X  
Contraception  X    
Insomnia  X  
Smoking Cessation  X    
Snoring  X    
Chest Pain/Heart Attack     X
Stroke Symptoms     X
Severe Abdominal Pain     X
Head Injury, Loss of Consciousness     X
Altered Mental State     X
Seizures     X
Coughing/Vomiting Blood     X
Difficulty Breathing     X
Large Open Wounds, Uncontrolled Bleeding     X
Major Burns/Major Broken Bones     X
Spinal Injuries     X

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Your Options for Safe & Convenient Care

Whether you need to be seen for a routine screening or have a more pressing health care concern, Samaritan Health Services offers a full spectrum of care options to fit your needs. Patients can be assured care from a Samaritan provider or facility is safe and secure, no matter which option you choose.

Telehealth is a convenient option for many kinds of primary and specialty care appointments that do not require an in-person visit. Safe and secure, featuring two-way encryption and other security measures, telehealth appointments are conducted online with video or over the phone, and are covered by most insurance plans.

MyChart E-Visits connect you with a Samaritan provider after answering questions online about your health concerns. E-Visits may be done on your computer or smartphone, and are fast, secure and convenient if you need care for a non-urgent medical condition. You must be signed up for MyChart to do an E-Visit.

Samaritan Urgent Care/Walk-In Clinics care for acute medical conditions that require immediate attention but are not considered life-threatening or severe enough for the hospital emergency department. With several locations in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties, urgent care clinics have X-ray and lab services for broken bones, blood draws and other pressing health concerns. Find a location near you.

Emergency Departments are located at each of Samaritan’s five hospitals in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Lincoln City and Newport. When you have a serious illness or injury that may be life threatening, you need to go to the Emergency Department, and in many cases, you should call 911, rather than drive yourself or your loved one there. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

SamCare Express locations have paused usual services. SamCare-Express Corvallis only offers COVID-19 vaccines, both Pfizer and Moderna, by appointment. Appointments can be scheduled online at SamCare Express - Albany is currently closed due to staffing constraints.

Each situation is unique, and the best way to find out which option is best for you is to call your primary care provider or send them a message through the MyChart patient portal.

Because of the spread of coronavirus in our communities, patients who have any cold or flu-like symptoms are asked to call their primary care provider for advice on appropriate testing and care, or visit a Samaritan walk-in clinic.

Learn more about COVID-19 testing options. 

SamCare Express Services Have Changed

To help meet the growing needs of the community during the pandemic, SamCare-Express locations in Albany and Corvallis paused their usual health care services to provide COVID-19 services.

VACCINATION: SamCare Express – Corvallis currently only offers COVID-19 vaccines, both Pfizer and Moderna, by appointment. Walk-ins may sometimes be available, but appointments are strongly encouraged. Appointments can be scheduled online at

(SamCare Express - Albany is currently closed due to staffing constraints.)

Anyone needing medical attention is encouraged to reach out to their primary care provider or visit the nearest urgent care or walk-in clinic for assistance. Only those with life-threatening conditions should visit a hospital emergency department.

TESTING: Visit for information and to schedule a test.