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 patient access team member 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.

  • Samples are being collected at our Respiratory Illness Clinic in St. Croix Falls and our Webster Health Center.
  • 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 available within 2-3 days, depending on test volumes.

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

  • If you have COVID symptoms, 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 do not have COVID symptoms, but have been exposed. Call to schedule a COVID testing appointment.
  • You are scheduled for a surgery/procedure or to be induced within 96 hours, with one of our providers.
  • Factsheet on COVID 4-Plex (COVID, influenza A, influenza B, RSV) test.

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, through the county health department 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.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19

  • The CDC has recommend the following for isolation:
    • Isolate for 5 days
    • On day 6, if you are asymptomatic or your symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), wear your mask for an additional 5 days when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19

  • For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.
  • For people who have been fully vaccinated and have received their booster, the CDC recommends tha you do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.
  • For all those exposed, best practice would also include a COVID-19 test at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.

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.

COVID-19 Self Tests

  • COVID-19 self tests are available for purchase at our pharmacy locations.
  • Self tests may be used if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed, or potentially exposed to COVID-19.
  • Even if you don't have symptoms or have not been exposed, using a self test for gathering indoors can be helpful in reducing the spread.
  • This is especially important with any unvaccinated persons or those who are immunocompromised.

If you test positive and develop symptoms, isolate and call to schedule an appointment if additional care is needed.

The 21st Century Cures Act requires all laboratories and testing providers that perform diagnostic testing under (CLIA) certificate to report the results of any test that is intended to detect SARS-CoV-2 or to diagnose a possible case of COVID-19 (e.g., molecular, antigen, antibody), not just positive tests, to state or local public health departments.