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Washburn County starts expanded COVID-19 testing

PRESS RELEASE

The Washburn County Health Department reports that starting Friday, April 24, all residents of Washburn County with symptoms of COVID-19will be able to get tested with an order from a medical provider.However, testing is only considered for those experiencing symptoms, after a screening process and on provider orders.

Individuals not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be tested. Individuals must first be screened for testing prior to visiting the clinic you are seeking testing at. Individuals will not be tested without orders from a provider, which are given after screening.

Northlakes Community Clinic in Minong and Indianhead Medical Center/Shell Lake Clinic will only test current patients. Testing is open to anyone through Essentia Health Spooner Clinic and Spooner Health.

Patients who normally seeks care at Northlakes Community Clinic in Minong experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call the clinic at 715-466-2201 for screening and to speak to a medical provider.

Patients who normally seeks care at Indianhead Medical Center/Shell Lake Clinic experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call the clinic at 715-468-2711 for screening and to speak to a medical provider.

Patients who normally seeks care at Essentia Health Spooner Clinic and Spooner Health or do not have an established care provider and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call 833-494-0836 to be screened for testing at Spooner Health.

Everyone seeking testing must first be screened and have orders for testing from a provider. For screening, call 833-494-0836 or start an online screening visit.

Do not show up to a clinic or ER without calling the facility prior to your arrival.

If you have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results,you must isolate at home until you receive your results. Follow DHS guidance on self-isolation and self-monitoring while waiting for test results.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and have been denied testing after Friday, April 24, call the Washburn County Health Department at 715-635-4400.

 

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