Crossing Rivers Health Establishes Covid-19 Alternate Testing Site

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI (Ben Caxton) — As an alternative to testing provided at the Crossing Rivers Health Emergency Department and area clinics, Crossing Rivers Health has established a drive-up COVID-19 testing site. This alternate site is available for individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19 and meet Crossing Rivers Health’s criteria for testing, and do not require emergency department or clinic services. Community members must first be screened either by their healthcare provider or through the established COVID-19 Hotline 608.326.2819, available Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM. No tests will be administered at the alternate site without prior approval. If an individual meets the criteria for testing, they will be put in contact with a healthcare provider who will collect necessary information and an appointment will be scheduled at the alternate testing site. A Crossing Rivers Health Clinic provider, in CDC approved protective gear, will collect the testing sample while the patient remains in their vehicle. This will reduce the potential for COVID-19 cases entering area medical facilities and will also serve as a convenience for those who qualify. Tested individuals should expect test results within approximately 2-3 days. Once testing is complete, patients will be contacted via telephone by their county public health department with the results of the COVID-19 test, whether it’s positive or negative, and provided further instruction based upon their results.

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