COVID-19

COVID-19

Camino Health Center is proactively combating the COVID-19 virus. The health center is in continual communication with community partners as well as local, state, and federal government agencies to ensure proper precautions are in place to safely care for our communities, patients, and employees.

Clinic Safety Precautions

Protecting our patients and employees is a top priority for the health center. All persons will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and will be required to wear a mask prior to entering the health center.

For More Information

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the below websites:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Orange County Health Care Agency

We realize there is a lot of uncertainty during this difficult time and we want you to know that Camino Health Center is open and here for you. If you have any questions, you can contact us Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm at (949)240-2272.

Modified Clinic Hours

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the health center has modified some of its clinic hours. Click here to see the current hours of operation.

Testing for Established Camino Health Center Patients

Camino Health Center currently has COVID-19 testing available for established health center patients. Accurate results from these tests are only effective if a patient has symptoms of coronavirus. Therefore, a licensed medical provider will make the proper assessment before proceeding with a lab order for COVID-19.

Testing for Non Camino Health Center Patients

Due to the limited supply of COVID-19 tests, Camino Health Center is only able to provide testing to established health center patients. We encourage other community members to contact their primary care physician or insurance company for COVID-19 resources that are available to them. If you do not have a primary care physician or medical insurance, please contact the medical department at (949)240-2272.

In-Person Visits

Camino Health Center is providing limited in-person appointments at the San Juan Capistrano and Lake Forest sites. In order to keep our staff and patients as safe as possible, Camino has implemented the following precautions:

  • All employees, patients, and visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, including having their temperature taken before entering the clinic.
  • Medical grade masks are required in the health center. Patients and visitors will be provided a new mask upon entry of the clinic.
  • All employees will wear masks and face shields when coming in close contact with patients.
  • Social distancing is practiced in all common areas.
  • To assist in ensuring social distancing, only one parent/caregiver may accompany an underage patient or an adult patient needing special assistance (language assistance, frail patients). All accompanying visitors are required to be screened and wear a medical grade mask.
  • The health center has expanded its disinfecting procedures to ensure all areas and equipment are safe for each patient.

Walk-In Appointments

In order to protect our staff and patients, Camino Health Center will only allow patients in the clinic if they have an appointment scheduled in advance. Walk-in appointments will be directed to call the health center for assistance. If you need to make an appointment, please call the appropriate department.

San Clemente Closure

Camino Health Center’s San Clemente site will be closed until further notice. The health center has decided to consolidate these services with its Lake Forest and San Juan Capistrano locations to ensure more efficient and effective care. If San Clemente is your home site and you need transportation assistance to attend one of the health center’s other two locations, please contact the medical department at (949)240-2272.

Medical

The health center is conducting services by way of telephone consultations. If your health care provider determines they need to see you in person, an appointment will be scheduled at our San Juan Capistrano or Lake Forest locations. The health center has established precautions to ensure your safety and that of our staff, should it be determined you need to come into the clinic. For more information, please contact the medical department at (949)240-2272.

OBGYN

Camino Health Center is still continuing prenatal services with both our prenatal coordinator and our licensed OBGYN providers. Proper precautions will be in place to allow patients to be seen safely.

Laboratory

The health center is providing laboratory services. For those requiring laboratory services, your provider will give you instructions on where to have your labs drawn.

Behavioral Health

The health center is providing behavioral health services by way of telephone consultations. For more information, please contact the medical department at (949)240-2272.

Dental

Starting Monday, June 15th, the dental department has resumed providing most routine dental services to adult and pediatric patients. If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions please contact the dental department at (949)488-7682.

WIC

Camino’s Women Infants, and Children’s department is open and providing all services through phone consultations. For information, please contact the WIC department at (949)488-7688.

Optometry

Beginning Wednesday, June 17th, the health center will begin vision care services through its optometry program at the Lake Forest location. For more information, please contact the medical department at (949)240-2272.

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