COVID-19 Screening Policy for Outpatient Surgery

All patients will be screened prior to the procedure. Patients will be instructed to inform the Outpatient Surgery Department if they experience any COVID symptoms within 14 days prior to procedure. If patients experience symptoms they will be tested for COVID or the procedure will be canceled.


Everyone five years of age and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost. Although three COVID-19 vaccines are authorized, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) are preferred. Additional vaccine guidance may be here.


A COVID-19 vaccine booster is also recommended after completing the primary COVID-19 vaccination series for everyone ages 12 years and older. Some individuals may be eligible to receive two boosters. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine boosters and if you are eligible here.


There are several vaccination providers throughout the Washington-Wilkes area. You may contact any of the locations below for more information or to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Stay up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines by following the current recommendations found here.

Find a Vaccine

Schedule your COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot at CVS Pharmacy or find a vaccine near you by searching You can also schedule your vaccine at any of the locations listed below.



City Pharmacy


Crawford & Breazeale Drug Company


Lincoln County Health Department



Fievet Pharmacy


Urgent MD


Wilkes County Health Department

Taliaferro County


Taliaferro County Health Department

Have a Question about the Vaccine?

Click here for answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination or we encourage you to talk to your doctor to learn more.

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