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COVID-19 Testing at St. Croix Regional Medical Center

Drive-Thru Assessment :

St. Croix Regional Medical Center offers COVID-19 testing at our St. Croix Falls location. Important Update! Our Drive-Thru assessment is appointment only. Please do not drive up without an appointment. This will better allow us to provide the dedicated care needed for each patient and our community. 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.

  • You will either be tested in our Respiratory Illness Clinic or Drive-Thru Assessment area.
  • Follow signs for the drive-thru assessment area, you must have a mask on when staff approach the vehicle.
  • 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 sent in three-four 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.
  • You have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Your doctor recommended you get tested.
  • You want to be tested for travel, camp, sports or education purposes.
  • 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.

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.

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 your COVID-19 test was negative you may return to work or school and self-monitor for 14 days after last exposure AND no symptoms are present. If symptoms are present you will need to restrict work/school for 14 days and should isolate until test results have been provided.
  • If your COVID-19 test was positive you may return to work or school:
    • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, AND
    • Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath), AND
    • At least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
  • SCRMC is not conducting the COVID-19 antibodies test at this time.
  • Factsheet on COVID 4-Plex (COVID, influenz A, influenza B, RSV) test

Community COVID-19 Testing in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Polk County, Wisconsin does have additional testing sites, please visit their website for more information.

If you are a Minnesota resident, there are many community testing options that offer free or reduced costs for testing. Check here for the latest information.