Days of operation for local health clinic

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Did you know that you can contact the Point Roberts health clinic seven days a week? While its regular clinic hours are held on Monday (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), Tuesday and Thursday (9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days), the clinic is also open on Wednesday and Friday (9a.m.-5 p.m.) with either a receptionist or medical assistant onsite for video telemedicine appointments with staff at the Bellingham SuperTrack clinic. On Saturdays and Sundays, patients can call the local clinic and will be transferred to the Bellingham location to either make an appointment or to be seen immediately for a video telemedicine session. Hours on the weekend are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Telemedicine appointments are intended for non-emergency calls; for emergencies, call 911. Speaking at the hospital district’s regular meeting April 7, Dr. Sean Bozorgzadeh told commissioners that Virginia Lester, the clinic’s longtime nurse practitioner, was on retainer and was available to treat patients with lacerations, for example.

Bozorgzadeh also advised commissioners regarding Covid-19 vaccinations, saying that the progress has been very successful. “I expect all the residents of Point Roberts to be fully vaccinated in the near future. We are probably the most-aggressively vaccinated community around and especially in comparison to our Canadian neighbors to the north,” he said.

To reach the clinic, call 360/945-2580.

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