Alert: St. Croix Regional Medical Center COVID-19 Updates

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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

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COVID-19 Testing at St. Croix Regional Medical Center

St. Croix Regional Medical Center offers COVID-19 testing at our St. Croix Falls and Webster locations. Our COVID-19 testing is by appointment only. Please call 715-483-3221 to speak with a scheduler to setup your appointment. You will need either an in-person provider visit or CroixCares Virtual Health visit prior to being able to schedule a COVID-19 test if you have COVID symptoms.

  • You will be tested in our Respiratory Illness Clinic (if symptomatic) or the additional option of Webster (if asymptomatic).
  • Your test results will be sent via MyChart or via a phone call. If you do not have a MyChart account you can sign up here.
  • Results will be in within two days

You can get tested for COVID-19 if at least one of the following is true:

  • You will need either an in-person provider visit or CroixCares Virtual Health visit prior to being able to schedule a COVID-19 test if you have COVID symptoms.
  • Your doctor recommended you get tested.
  • You are scheduled for a surgery/procedure or to be induced within 96 hours with one of our doctors.
  • You’ve had close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Because of the increase in symptomatic patients and high-risk exposures in the area, SCRMC is currently unable to perform COVID-19 testing for travel purposes. If you need a pre-travel test, please look at being tested at the airport or other testing locations in the area.

How much does COVID-19 testing cost?

COVID-19 testing is offered for $180, but many insurance companies have waived patient out of pocket cost. SCRMC is participating in a government program that may waive the cost for patient’s without insurance.

Who Should Get Tested for COVID-19?

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
    • Fully vaccinated people should be tested 3-5 days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
    • People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not need to get tested following an exposure as long as they do not develop new symptoms.
  • Unvaccinated people who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance as needed to avoid exposure such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded or poorly-ventilated indoor settings.

CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

When can I return to work/school after being tested for COVID-19?

  • Follow your employer or school requirements, as these may vary for each location.
  • If you are waiting on test results due to an exposure, you should isolate until you receive results and the following have been met.

If you test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, take the following steps to protect others regardless of your COVID-19 vaccination status: Isolate at home and isolate away from others for at least 10 days.

  • If you do not have any symptoms, you should still isolate at home for at least 10 days.
  • If you develop symptoms, continue to isolate for at least 10 days after symptoms began as long as symptoms have improved, and no fever is present for at least 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medications.
  • Most people have mild COVID-19 illness and can recover at home without medical care.
  • Contact your provider as soon as possible if you are more likely to get very sick because of being an older adult or having underlying medical conditions or if your symptoms get worse.

If you test negative for the virus that causes COVID-19, the virus was not detected.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

  • You may have received a false negative test result and still might have COVID-19. You should isolate away from others.
  • Contact your healthcare provider about your symptoms, especially if they worsen, about follow-up testing, and how long to isolate.

If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, and you were exposed to a person with COVID-19:

  • You are likely not infected, but you still may get sick.
  • Self-quarantine at home for 14 days after your exposure.
    • Persons who are fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine do not need to self-quarantine at home
  • Contact your local health department regarding options to reduce the length of quarantine. If symptoms develop during home quarantine:
    • Contact your provider about follow-up testing; and
    • Isolate at home separated away from others.

If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19 and do not have a known exposure to a person with COVID-19:

  • You do not need to self-quarantine.
  • Factsheet on COVID 4-Plex (COVID, influenz A, influenza B, RSV) test.