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Home > COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates > COVID-19 Testing
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 may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
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:
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:
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.
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
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.
Seek care immediately or call 911 for anyone experiencing:
Wear a mask if possible and let the emergency team know your care may be COVID-19 related.