La Clinica offers COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to patients and at some locations to the general community. Vaccine is available for patients and for other community members at no cost.
At our community health centers
Patients can get vaccine or testing as needed during regular appointments. Call 541-618-1300 to make an appointment.
At the Acute Care Clinic
The Acute Care Clinic, 616 Market St., Medford, provides vaccine and testing for people with COVID-19 symptoms. These services are available to the community on a drop-in basis.
At the Mobile Health Center
Testing and vaccine are available on the La Clinica Mobile Health Center, which travels the community to provide care. This is a drop-in service available on weekdays. See the schedule at https://laclinicahealth.org/mobile or call 541-512-3922.
At school-based health centers
Testing — COVID-19 rapid tests are available at school-based health centers for students and staff at the schools we serve, as well as for any La Clinica patient under 18. People seeking tests should call designated health centers in their district to schedule testing as the times and locations the service is available will vary.
- Central Point School District: Scenic, 541-494-6417
- Medford School District: Washington, 541-842-3855, or Oak Grove, 541-842-3834
- Phoenix-Talent School District: Phoenix Elementary, 541-535-1065
Vaccine — La Clinica provides Pfizer vaccine authorized for kids 12 and older at health centers at Jackson, Oak Grove, Washington, Phoenix, and Talent elementary schools, Talent and Hanby middle schools, Crater High School, Kids Unlimited Academy, and Armadillo Technical Institute. Please contact the health center at your school to schedule vaccination.
Find more information about vaccine in Jackson County.
Frequently asked questions
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective?
Vaccination is the safest way to protect yourself from COVID-19. We know this disease can make you very sick or even kill you. Three independent groups of scientists checked to make sure COVID-19 vaccines work and are safe before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized them for emergency use. Oregon teamed up with neighboring states for one more review to make sure the vaccines here meet the highest standards. All of the authorized and approved vaccines are effective, especially at preventing serious illness and death.
Which vaccine does La Clinica give?
Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No. None of the vaccines have live coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, in them. The vaccines cannot make you sick with COVID-19. Like many vaccines, COVID-19 vaccinations might give you a sore arm and even some redness or swelling where the shot was given. Some people also have tiredness, headache, joint or muscle pain, fever, or chills. These are signs the vaccine is working and your body is gearing up to protect you. You might have more symptoms after your second dose, but it is important to get both shots.
How much does COVID-19 vaccination and testing cost?
- Vaccine is available at no cost to you. If you have insurance, La Clinica will bill your insurance for giving the shots. If you don’t have insurance, a federal fund will cover the cost.
- Testing is available at no cost in most but not all cases. The Oregon Health Plan and most private insurances cover it fully. For those who are uninsured, our income-based sliding scale will determine cost. For questions about your situation, call 541-535-6239 and ask for help with fee questions.
After I’m vaccinated can I stop wearing a mask, hug friends and family who don’t live with me, go to restaurants, and travel?
Protection is strong two weeks after you complete your vaccination, so you safely can resume many activities then, but some precautions are still needed. Wearing a mask indoors is recommended for fully vaccinated people in places where more contagious variants are spreading. Please continue to follow safety guidelines and wear masks where required, such as in health centers and on planes, trains, and buses.