TRA Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging NW shift gears to care for urgent and COVID-19 possible patients.
Tacoma, Washington –TRA Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging Northwest are shifting gears to care for patients under evaluation for possible COVID-19. Starting Tuesday, March 24, we will only be seeing symptomatic patients (experiencing fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath) for urgent X-ray and CT exams at our TRA Lakewood location.
At TRA Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging Northwest, providing safe, high quality care is our #1 priority as we navigate the challenges of flattening the curve of COVID-19. By creating a dedicated imaging center for symptomatic patients needing urgent X-ray and CT exams, we intend to serve as a relief valve for hospital emergency departments that are likely to be overwhelmed. We also recognize that reducing exposure for non-COVID patients (including our vulnerable populations) at our remaining TRA and DINW imaging centers is critical to reducing the spread of infection.
TRA has allocated their freestanding imaging center in Lakewood to serve as the first dedicated imaging location for symptomatic patients. Additionally, TRA will be extending billing due dates to help ease patient stress financially during this uncertain time.
“We recognize that this will be a defining moment for our health care system and our region. Getting through this will require commitment, collaboration and all the resources we can bring to bear as a medical community. TRA stands with our partners MultiCare Health System and CHI-Franciscan Health as we face this unprecedented challenge together.”