Addressing COVID-19


Please note that the State of Oregon still mandates wearing a face mask in healthcare setting such as our clinic. All patients and visitors are asked to bring a mask to their appointment.

Remaining Restrictions Due to COVID-19:

  • Pre-procedural COVID testing is still REQUIRED. PCR tests are to be completed no more than 72 hours before surgery at an approved facility. 
  • Elective surgery patients planning to utilize a Skilled Nursing Facility after surgery are restricted from scheduling at this time.

Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Classes

McKenzie Willamette Medical Center’s Total Hip and Total Knee classes are back to in-person classes. Please plan to attend the class on the same day you are having your pre-procedural lab work completed. Classes are as follows:

Total Knee Class – Mondays at 12:00 p.m.

Total Hip Class – 1st or 3rd Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.

We encourage your support coach to join the class with you. If your coach is unable to join, or you have taken the class before and would like a refresher, please follow the link here for McKenzie Willamette’s virtual educational video.

Sacred Heart Riverbend Total Hip and Total Knee classes are currently offered as a Question and Answer telephone appointment. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the educational content you have received. Please use this link to view the educational video prior to you appointment.

If you miss your Total Joint Question and Answer appointment, or would like to reschedule, please use the following link.

Continue to visit this page to view updates and changes. If your surgery is impacted by hospital capacity you will be contacted with a cancelation notice as soon as we are provided that information

The Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine thanks you for your patience and your support during this time.