DSHS DIRECTS ALL TESTING SAMPLES TO UW VIROLOGY LAB UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
In response to the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Residential Care Services (RCS) Dear Provider letters ALF #20-027 and NH #20-037 issued on June 3, 2020, the Department of Health (DOH) and DSHS continue to receive many questions and concerns from providers. In response to many concerns raised by providers regarding Molecular Labs in Vancouver, RCS has suspended sending testing kits to that lab.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, PLEASE SEND ALL COVID TEST SAMPLES TO UW VIROLOGY LAB. You can visit the DOH page here to get additional information and review FAQs associated with the testing of all skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities with memory care units. Please be sure to return to the DOH FAQ site routinely for new information. We have been informed this page does not always refresh correctly if you are using Chrome. Please be sure to clear your cache routinely to clear your browser history and to allow this page to update appropriately.
WHCA continues to post resources and information as it becomes available on our website. If you have questions or need additional information, please call the WHCA office at (800) 562-6170.