When Should You Get Tested for the Coronavirus (and Where)?
Knowing when to seek a COVID-19 test, and where to get tested in Central Minnesota will play a large part in combating the coronavirus.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the process begins with knowing the symptoms of COVID-19. According to the CDC, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of cough and shortness of breath. Additional symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell. Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms, and some people may not have any symptoms.
The Minnesota Department of Health has created a Self-Screening Tool to help determine if you should be tested for COVID-19.
Where To Get Tested in Central Minnesota
CentraCare Clinic River Campus
1200 6th Ave N
Saint Cloud, MN 56303
3601 2nd St S
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
Williams Integracare Clinic
100 2nd St S
Sartell, MN 56377
525 Main St W
Melrose, MN 56352
St. Gabriel's Health
815 2nd St SE
Little Falls, MN 56345
Mille Lacs Health System Onamia Campus
200 Elm St N
Onamia, MN 56359
M Health Fairview
919 Northland Dr
Princeton, MN 55371
What To Do If You Are Sick
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should:
- Stay home.
- Wash your hands often.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Avoid sharing personal household items like dishes, towels, bedding, etc.
- Clean surfaces that you touch often.
When To Seek Medical Attention
If your illness is getting worse or you notice any of these emergency warning signs, call your health care provider right away. Emergency warning signs can include:
- Trouble breathing.
- Ongoing pain or pressure in the chest.
- New confusion or not being able to wake up.
- Bluish lips or face.
Call your doctor or clinic before going in. Tell them about your symptoms and they will give you instructions to help protect you and other patients.
Learn more about COVID-19 from the Minnesota Department of Health.