Officials at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital are reducing the hours of operation of many of the hospital's outpatient clinics because of a reduction in patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A news release from the hospital explains the changes.

"The following primary care offices will be open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Zillah Family Medicine, Pacific Crest Family Medicine and Cornerstone Medicine. The offices will be closed on Fridays beginning April 24.

The news release also says as of April 20, the following primary care offices will be open Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Apple Valley Family Medicine, Family Medicine of Yakima and Selah Family Medicine.

Patients, however, can still call any Virginia Mason Memorial clinic from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For other clinic hours, please call the clinics directly.

Also, patients are welcome to visit with their health care provider using Telehealth. Please call your clinic to set up a Telehealth visit. Through Telehealth, patients can talk to their provider, get prescriptions renewed, and receive orders for lab tests or images.

HealthyNow West Valley and the COVID Clinic at Creekside will remain open seven days per week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m."