Forks Community Hospital Status Report for Forks & West End

Forks Community Hospital Status Report for Forks & West End

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

News and Information

  • If you have concerns in regards to COVID-19, symptoms, social distancing, or general COVID-19 questions please contact Department of Health at 360.417.2274


General Health Question of the Day

  • “I was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19; what do I do?”
    • Forks Community Hospital partners with Clallam County Department of Health during “Contact Tracing.” Contact tracing helps identify anyone who has had close contact with a confirmed positive case. By identifying these individuals early in their illness, while they are asymptomatic, we can stop them from spreading the virus to others. The viruses’ incubation time (how long it takes to feel sick) is 5-7 days but can be as long as 14 days. If you get tested too early after an exposure- it might result in a negative test. False negatives can occur when a person has the virus, however, it is a small enough amount that a test swab may miss obtaining enough virus shed for a positive test. Waiting for 5 days gives the body time to either fight off any virus that may have entered, giving a true negative, or for there to be enough virus shed collected on the swab to obtain a true positive. During these 5 days it is of utmost importance to self-quarantine and complete the full 14 days of quarantine before it is safe to be around anyone. Do not go to work. Ask others to go to the store for you and leave packages outside your door. Masking and frequent thorough handwashing for you and anyone who needs to be around you can also reduce the chance of spread. If you develop symptoms, phone you provider, especially if you have trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chest, or confusion. Another subtle, but significant, symptom is the sudden loss of taste or smell.
      • Nikki Reed, RN, IP – Infection Prevention / Employee Wellness
    • If you have general health information questions, please send them to information@forkshospital.orgNo private medical information, please. 


Thank You

  • Thank you Louis Hunley for another lovely masks donation.
  • Thank you Linda Offutt, you continue to go above and beyond. We are all enjoying the new pattern; it fits well and is easier on many of our noses.
  • Thank you Robyn Wright, you continue to donate in large quantities. We would not be able to meet the need for masks without your continued support.
  • Thank you CDK sewing group. The masks are much needed and the hats were a welcome surprise.



  • Pandemic EBT is a new emergency program for ALL children in grades K-12 in Washington who receive free or reduced price school meals. P-EBT is not subject to public charge and will not affect your immigration status. P-EBT provides families with funds to pay the cost of meals while schools are closed due to COVID-19. No interview is required. Apply by following this link or calling the Customer Service Center at 877-501-2233 from 8:00 am through 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Here is a link to the 211 website for non-emergency assistance, as outlined in a separate information release: If you would like to speak with a live person, call 833-492-0834.
  • The Clallam County Hotline number is 360-417-2430.
  • A toll free line has been established for those also in need. Whether child care, food or prescription delivery, mental health or any other need, people can call 1-833-492-0834 for referral to assistance.
  • Forks Food Bank is located at 181 Bogachiel Way in Forks. The Food Bank is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. P.O. Box 763 Forks, WA 98331
  • Forks Food Bank has become the Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline box distribution hub. Boxes arrive shortly before the food bank opens. For more information call 360.640.8211.
  • The County Emergency Operations Center is operational Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Forks Abuse, located at 81 S 2nd Ave, Forks, WA has a food pantry outside and is accepting donations daily.
  • The Caring Place has diapers available for families in need. Call 360.374.5010


Behavioral Health

  • In response to COVID-19, Washington has launched Washington Listens, a support program and phone line to help people manage elevated levels of stress due to the pandemic. People who call the Washington Listens support line will speak with a support specialist and get connected to community resources in their area. The program is anonymous. The Washington Listens support line is 1-833-681-0211. It is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. TTY and language access services are available by using 7-1-1 or their preferred method.
  • ImHurting Crisis Chat is a service offered through Volunteers of America Western Washington. Their toll-free 24-hour crisis hotline number is 1-888-910-0416. The 24-hour crisis online chat is at  
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255 and is available 24 hours a day
  • West End Outreach Services continues to be open regular business hours. Our providers are offering all behavioral health services over the telephone so the community can continue to “Stay Home and Stay Safe.” 
    • West End Outreach Services are available by phone at (360)374-5011
    • Monday and Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm 


Updated 08.12.2020 @1:10 pm

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