King County Administers Over 2 Million COVID-19 Tests

October 18, 2021 3:28 PM

King County Administers Over 2 Million COVID-19 Tests

PORTLAND, OR – Oct. 18, 2021 -  Med-X and Scribe-X, providing exceptional medical staffing services across the Pacific Northwest, have offered its COVID-19 Support Services for an entire year now, partnering with county testing sites across Washington State. The services play a critical role in helping health centers manage the health outcomes of its communities during pandemic conditions. Testing sites can see more than 3,000 patients a day and they’ve administered a record number 2 million tests.

“Testing numbers remain high as we approach the fall and winter seasons. On Labor Day, at the Auburn testing site, we tested 1,326 patients. This would not have been possible without the Med-X and Scribe-X staff who pitched in,” said Dawn Spellman, Program Manager, COVID-19 Testing/Vaccine Coordination & Strategy, Seattle and King County.

"The Med-X and Scribe-X teams serving King County are critical to the success of the entire operation,” said Jack Graham, Director of Operations at Med-X and Scribe-X. “Feedback from the health centers has been extremely positive, our team members are reliable, positive, and willing to pitch in wherever needed. By partnering with Med-X and Scribe-X, health centers have been able to quickly secure the staffing support needed to meet the testing demand compared to using traditional methods."

Patient Testing Assistants (PTAs) play a critical role on the Med-X and Scribe-X COVID-19Support Services teams. PTAs receive unique and specialized training to obtain an MA-R (Medical Assistant-Registered) credential, allowing them to greet, register, and swab patients as needed.  This role has filled in the gaps in light of staffing shortages currently plaguing every aspect of the health care community.

About Med-X and Scribe-X

Med-X Staffing Services, helps clinics navigate the complicated medical talent shortage by utilizing a deep understanding of the field and a high level of integrity unmatched by other staffing professionals. Med-X and Scribe-X are headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and have served the medical industry since 2013, providing the premiere employment and learning option for those who want to become a medical scribe and for candidates seeking to become part of the healthcare team. For more information, visit and

For more information, please contact:

Paula Purdy, Med-X Director of Clinic Services


Annmarie Finlay, Marketing Manager


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