COVID-19 Information (as of 4/11/22)
Avita Ontario Pharmacy is offering the COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen) to individuals 12 years of age and older.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred.
Those scheduled for a vaccine are asked to bring a driver’s license or state issued ID. Masks are required. Those sick with the following symptoms must wait until they feel better to be vaccinated: fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, shortness of breath, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.
Vaccines are administered at the following locations:
- Ontario Pharmacy: 715 Richland Mall, Ontario, OH 44906
- Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 7:00pm
- Sat – Sun: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Avita is offering COVID-19 testing at our Bellville and Ontario Walk-In Clinics, as well as our testing sites at Bucyrus, Galion, and Ontario Hospitals. Avita’s COVID-19 test is a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) point-of-care diagnostic test that uses a nasal sample to determine if the patient has COVID-19 infection. Results are available via Avita’s MyChart.
The Ontario Walk-In Clinic is open daily from 8:00am – 8:00pm at 2003 West Fourth Street, Suite 130 in Ontario. The Bellville Walk-In Clinic is open daily from 8:00am – 8:00pm at 987 State Route 97 W in Bellville. These clinics provide urgent care services and no appointments are needed.
Our testing sites at Bucyrus, Galion, and Ontario Hospitals require a physician order and appointment. The hospital testing sites are open at the following times:
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
You can request a self-pay rapid test for $100 without an order by calling 419-462-3437 during normal business hours for an appointment at one of the testing sites.
Get Tested at Home!
At-home COVID-19 test kits are available at Avita Ontario Outpatient Pharmacy. These at-home tests are covered by most insurance plans. Depending on your plan, you may be able to receive the test kits at no out-of-pocket, up-front costs. Other plans may require you to pay out-of-pocket and then submit your receipt for reimbursement. Purchase quantity and reimbursement limits apply. Call 567-307-7570 or visit Avita Ontario Pharmacy for more information. Pharmacy hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm and Saturday-Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm (closed daily 12:30-1:00 for lunch).
Out-of-Hospital Treatment Options for COVID-19
Oral Antiviral Treatments
Avita is offering two oral antivirals, Pfizer’s Paxlovid and Merck’s molnupiravir, for the treatment of COVID-19 in certain patients. Individuals who have a positive COVID-19 at-home or lab-confirmed test within the last 5 days, and who have mild to moderate disease with high risk of progressing to severe disease or hospitalization can be considered for treatment. Treatment is self-administered at home as an oral medication(s) taken over the course of five days. Patients must meet specific criteria to qualify for treatment. Because treatment must begin within 5 days of symptom onset, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible after symptoms begin. Contact one of Avita’s primary care providers or walk-in clinics to see if you are eligible and discuss treatment options.
Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Therapy
Avita is offering monoclonal antibody therapy at Galion Hospital as an outpatient treatment for individuals who have a lab-confirmed positive PCR COVID-19 test within the last 7 days, and who have mild to moderate disease with high risk of progressing to severe disease or hospitalization. Treatment is administered as an IV infusion over the course of one hour. Patients must meet specific criteria to qualify for treatment. Contact one of Avita’s primary care providers or walk-in clinics to see if you are eligible and discuss treatment options.
Patient and Visitor Precautions
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we implemented numerous safety measures to protect our patients, employees, medical staff, volunteers and the community. Our precautions include:
- Masking required at all Avita facilities
Pharmacy Curbside Prescription Pick-up
Avita offers curbside prescription pick-up for the outpatient pharmacy, Monday-Friday during business hours. Patients are directed to pull into one of the designated parking spaces on the East side of Ontario Hospital and call the Pharmacy telephone number on the sign: 567-307-7570. Prescriptions will be delivered directly to your vehicle. Patients are still permitted in Ontario Hospital to drop off and pick up prescriptions and to get vaccinations.
Your Health and Safety is Our Priority
At Avita Health System, we’re doing everything possible to provide high-quality healthcare in an environment that is safe and makes you feel comfortable. You can trust that during these defining times we will hold true to what matters the most – Your health and safety!
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