Screening at 50Hepatitis C TreatmentLab ServicesLab and Pathology Results

Screening at 50

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common, and most deadly, of cancers. For this reason, colon cancer screening is recommended for everyone over the age of 50. The good news is colon cancer is 90% preventable when detected early, so we’re glad you’re considering a screening. These exams save lives. Preventing this disease is our driving passion at Salem Gastro.

TEDEd Colonoscopy Video

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Getting Started

Did your primary care physician recommended you for screening? Then you may be eligible for direct colonoscopy scheduling. This allows you to schedule your colonoscopy without the need for an office visit.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Hepatitis C Treatment

Salem Gastro has the only gastroenterologists in the mid-Willamette valley offering treatment for the Hepatitis C virus.

Using the most up-to-date methods and medication, we customize treatment based on your individual needs to increase chances of a cure. Along with your physician, we have a team of care providers to help you every step of the way.

Lab Services

For your convenience, Salem Health has laboratory services for blood draws as well as urine and stool samples in our building on the 4th floor. Results are sent directly to your chart electronically, offering you faster results. Salem Health has several locations (listed below) and can bill most insurance companies directly.

Locations

Salem Health
Building A main Floor (new building) 6:30am -5:00pm Mon- Fri

Building C – Suite 4000
Monday through Friday — 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Phone: 503-814-5227

Salem Health Regional Laboratory
3300 State Street
7:00-5:00 Mon – Fri,  Sat 7:30-1:00
(EKG available)

Monmouth Medical Center
512 Main St Suite 300
8:30-12 and 1:00-4:30 Mon-Fri

West Valley Hospital
525 Washington St
24 hours

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Lab and Pathology Results

In most cases you should receive results for your lab test or biopsy sample via letter or phone call within 2-3 weeks. If you have any questions about a result feel free to call our nursing department to discuss with our staff.

COVID Measures

As we begin rolling out more procedures, we are taking the following steps to ensure staff and patient safety:

  • Daily screening of staff, patients and vendors
  • Proper supply of protective equipment for both patients and staff
  • Staff has been trained on proper cleaning techniques of supplies and equipment
  • Proper social distancing for staff and patients will be maintained when protective equipment is not worn
  • Visitors will be asked to remain in their cars and be available by phone to adhere to social distancing in the lobby

Corona Virus Update:

Due to COVID-19, we have switched to Tele-health (video and telephone) visits and limited procedures in the surgery center. This means your Office Visit with our providers will be by video call. We will be slowly returning to normal operations. As we do, we will re-schedule the procedures for those affected. Thank you.

For more information visit:

US Centers for Disease Control web site here > https://www.cdc.gov/

Oregon Health Authority web site here> https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pages/index.aspx

Smartphone Access

We support our patients having access to their health information. Besides our Patient Portal, we support using mobile apps to your health information in a safe and secure way. However, we are unaware of any apps that can do so at this time. This web site will be updated when we become aware of any apps that you can use to access your health information.

Under Construction

Salem Health is starting construction on a new tower (as of January of 2020). This will affect parking and patient drop-off significantly.

Patient drop-off for Salem Gastro and Salem Endoscopy will be under building C off Winter St.
This will be valet parking.

If you prefer to park your own car, you can drop patients off under building C and park in the parking garage on Capitol St. You will go through the lobby of building A to reach building C. You can also walk around the construction area if you prefer to remain outside.

Construction work has begun in the parking garage. The entrance has been moved temporarily. Also be aware of changed traffic patterns inside the garage. Patient parking areas are clearly marked.