From Beth Franklin on our Chamber Team:
Testing sites: all are for symptomatic people. Both hospitals require pre-screening via phone. The language from each of their websites is below that specifically outlines instructions. We should include the links to each of these places on our testing website so people can go directly to the source.
National Guard Testing Event – La Crosse Co Health Department Information
La Crosse County Health Department is partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard and the City of Onalaska to host a community drive-through COVID-19 testing site. Testing is still available at local health care partners for those with symptoms. Contact your health care provider with questions.
WHEN: Thursday, May 21st 11 am – 7 pm or until tests run out
WHERE: Onalaska Omni Center 255 Riders Club Road, Onalaska, WI
WHO: Anyone age 5 years and older who is currently experiencing any of the following symptoms. Please note that even those with mild symptoms are encouraged to attend.
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- chills or repeated shaking with chills
- muscle pain
- sore throat
- new loss of taste or smell
This testing site is intended for La Crosse County residents. Note that lines may become long and attendees need to remain in their vehicles. Bring a book or other in-car entertainment. No antibody testing will be completed at this time.
Status updates on the number of tests remaining will be shared periodically on this page and on our Facebook page: facebook.com/lacrossecountyhealthdepartment
Gundersen Health System Testing
COVID-19 drive-up testing available in La Crosse for pre-screened patients
To provide better access to testing for patients, a COVID-19 drive-up testing site is now available on Gundersen Health System’s La Crosse Campus.
The testing site is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The same prescreening protocol remains in place for triaging patients for testing, but now they will have the option to go to Onalaska or La Crosse. On weekends, Onalaska will remain an option for testing. Testing is also available for pre-screened patients at several regional locations.
Patient should call their primary care provider or Gundersen Telephone Nurse Advisors 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (608) 775-4454 or (800) 858-1050. Virtual care options are also a convenient way to connect. Visit gundersenhealth.org to experience our commitment to providing care anywhere for patients.
Mayo Clinic Health System Testing
If a Mayo Clinic patient meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention patient under identification (PUI) criteria to be tested for COVID-19, what is the process to order testing? What should the patient do?
Have the patient call the nurse triage line at 507-293-9525. This telephone number applies across the United States and internationally (U.S. country code and 1-507-293-9525).
The triage line will apply the COVID-19 criteria and then direct the patient to a mobile testing site. When results are available, Mayo Clinic medical staff will post the results to the patient’s portal, call the patient if the results are positive and call the patient if the patient doesn’t use the portal.
Post expires at 3:14pm on Thursday July 30th, 2020