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Wednesday, June 10, 2020


We’re here to support our community with safe, convenient COVID-19 testing. If you’re experiencing symptoms call 1-800-916-1836 to schedule your appointment for COVID-19 testing.

In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, we are currently offering convenient COVID-19 drive-up testing at Olivia Hospital & Clinic.

To best manage still-limited testing supplies, reduce wait times and help meet everyone’s needs, COVID-19 testing is done after a screening and by appointment only. Screening is based on the most commonly known COVID-19 symptoms.

How to Get Tested

Testing will be done by appointment only. Call 1-800-916-1836 and you will be asked screening questions. Your answers are very important to help us make the process go smoothly, so please be patient with our team as they go through these questions.

If it’s determined you qualify for a test, you will then be given an appointment time for drive-up testing.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not accept walk-ups. Everyone must be screened in advance and scheduled for an appointment. Those who arrive without an appointment will be asked to leave and call to complete the phone screening process.

What kind of Testing is being done?

Olivia Hospital & Clinic will be collecting a nasopharyngeal swab (a deep nasal swab) for PCR testing. This will test for CURRENT infection only. Nasal swab testing is effective only if you are experiencing symptoms (such as fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or new loss of taste or smell).

Blood tests, also known as antibody testing, are what show a history of infection. The blood test is NOT available at this time.

Drive through testing sites allows community members to be screened while remaining in their car and limiting exposure to other individuals.

Your Test Results

Results will be available within 3 – 5 days on your Online Health Account only. If you do not have an Online Health Account, you can create one here.

After your screening, you should self-isolate at home until you receive your results.

For more information on COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 information page.

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