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Your Options for Care

Whether you need to be seen for a routine screening or have a more pressing health care concern, Samaritan 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.

Primary care with your trusted primary care provider is the ideal option for most health concerns that are not urgent. If you do not have a primary care doctor or are looking for a specialist, let us help find a care provider who is right for you.

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.

When you need health care right away, and can’t get in or don’t have time for visit to your doctor’s office, Samaritan offers choices.

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.

SamCare Express offers same-day treatment, by appointment, for minor illnesses and injuries. Book your appointment online for a time that’s convenient for you. The main difference between SamCare Express and an urgent care/walk-in clinic is that SamCare Express does not offer X-rays.

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 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.

Where Should I Go for Care?

  E-Visits SamCare Express Urgent Care Emergency Department
Cold/Cough/Flu x x x
Sinus Problems x x x
Bronchitis x x x
Cold Sore x x x
Minor Burns/Sunburns x x x
Pink Eye x x x
Urinary Tract Infections x x x
Shingles x x x
Back Pain
x x
x x
x x
Rash/Poison Oak
x x
Sore Throat
x x
Earache   x x
Minor Infections   x x
Small Cuts   x x  
Sports Physicals   x x  
Minor Broken Bones (Skin Intact)     x  
Acne x      
Contraception x      
Smoking Cessation x      
Chest Pain/Heart Attack Symptoms       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