COVID-19 Testing

How can I get a COVID-19 Test?

If you're worried you have COVID-19 or have been around someone who has it - we can help you get tested.

Whether you're a new or current patient at Essentia Health, follow these steps to schedule your COVID-19 test. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 More Information may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Do you have MyChart?

Yes, I use MyChart

MyChart is the easiest way to schedule a COVID-19 test.

It's also the fastest way to get your results, as we automatically publish results first to your MyChart account.

Here's what you'll need to do:

  1. Login to MyChart
  2. Once logged in:
    • Desktop or Laptop:
      Select "Schedule a COVID Test" from the "COVID-19 Alert" banner
    • MyChart Mobile App:
      Select "Select COVID Testing"
  3. Complete the "Symptom Checker"

No, I do not use MyChart

If you don't have a MyChart account, you can still get tested. You will need to have a provider schedule your test for you by completing an E-visit.

Getting your results may take a little longer, as we automatically publish results first to MyChart. If you'd like to get your COVID test and results quicker, sign-up for a MyChart account now.

If you're not using MyChart, here's what you'll need to do:

  1. Start a COVID-19 E-Visit
  2. After completing the E-Visit a provider will schedule your test
  3. For quick access to test results, set up a MyChart account

Testing

After completing your MyChart questionnaire you will be able to schedule a test at one of our testing sites.

If you're not using MyChart you will select the test site you'd like to go to after completing your E-visit.

When you arrive at the test site, call the registration number posted on signage to complete your check-in. Testing for COVID-19 could incur a charge. Check with your insurance for coverage.

Test Results and Care Instructions

At the time of your test, you will receive self-quarantine and care instructions. Test results are posted in your MyChart account within 5 days. Please do not call your provider’s office as they will not be able to get you your results.

Don’t have a MyChart account? Request an account to ensure you’ll be able to access your results.

Learn more about MyChart

Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for Positive Test Results

Essentia Health is offering a new monoclonal antibody recently treatment authorized for emergency use by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) treatment for people diagnosed with mild to moderate COVID-19, who are at high risk for severe complications and hospitalization.

Patients must meet certain criteria set by the FDA to qualify for the treatment. If a patient tests positive and is eligible for this treatment, they will receive an outreach call from a registered nurse to discuss the treatment option.

Learn more about the COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment and eligibility to receive this treatment.

Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

Seek care immediately or call 911 for anyone experiencing:

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Worsening shortness of breath
  • Severe weakness

Wear a mask if possible and let the emergency team know your care may be COVID-19 related.

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