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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! We have moved our Drive-Thru assessment to 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.

  • 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 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 to 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 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.

COVID-19 testing guidelines vary across the United States

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

Both the Minnesota and Wisconsin health departments have implemented recommendations regarding testing. Both states have recommended that testing be reserved for patients that meet the following criteria:

  • Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Patients with COVID-19 symptoms for whom rapid diagnosis is needed to inform infection control practices (e.g., labor and delivery, dialysis, aerosol-generating procedures, etc.)
  • All patients with respiratory symptoms
  • Asymptomatic inpatient admissions
  • Residents of a long-term care facility with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Residents in a jail, prison, or other congregate setting with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Health care workers or first responders (e.g., fire, EMS, police) with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Essential staff in high-consequence congregate settings (e.g., prisons or jails) with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Utility workers (water, sewer, gas, electric, power generation, distribution and production of raw materials; oil and biofuel refining) with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Post-mortem testing for a person with COVID-19 symptoms prior to death OR who died of unknown causes AND where results would influence infection control interventions at a facility or information a public health response.