Good Shepherd Health Care System

HERMISTON, OR – Good Shepherd Health Care System Offering Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing on Monday, July 13, 2020.

With recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Umatilla County and the increased demand for testing, Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) is offering free COVID-19 drive-thru testing on Monday, July 13, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the parking lot of the Columbia Professional Plaza located at 1050 W Elm Street in Hermiston.  Pre-registration is open on Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by calling 541.667.3459.  The COVID-19 drive-thru testing is available to all community members whether they have symptoms or not, but will be limited to only 160 registration slots (first-come, first-served) for this first testing day. 

“This is a test run for drive-thru testing capacity in our community,” stated Jodi Gavel, GSHCS Infection Preventionist. “If the demand is there and all goes smoothly, we anticipate opening up more opportunities for drive-thru testing in the near future.”

Community members should plan to enter from Elm Street at the Columbia Professional Plaza and follow signage for the drive-thru.  Testing results typically take between 2-7 days to complete and tested individuals are encouraged to sign-up with Good Shepherd’s MyHealth Patient Portal at, where their results should populate within 7 days from the date of the result.  Should a tested individual need a copy of their test results or their test results sent to their employer, they may do so by visiting Good Shepherd’s website at or by calling Good Shepherd’s Medical Records Department at 541.667.3621.   

For up-to-date GSHCS information, please visit the GSHCS Facebook page or  For general COVID-19 questions, community members may call the OHA hotline by dialing 211 from a cell phone (not a landline).  If you believe that you have been infected by COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms such as fever or respiratory illness (cough or shortness of breath), please call ahead to your primary care physician’s office, Good Shepherd Urgent Care at 541.567.2995 and/or Umatilla County Public Health at 541.278.5432.  For medical emergencies, dial 911.