Lakewood Health System offers drive-up COVID-19 testing

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STAPLES — Lakewood Health System has been working to increase the ease of accessing COVID-19 testing for patients and community members.

A standing order is now in place which allows a drive-up COVID-19 test to be ordered and completed for those who meet the following criteria:

  • Individual is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19,

  • Individual has a known exposure,

  • Individual needs a test result in order to return to work,

  • Individual needs a test result in order to travel.

Drive-up testing is only available by appointment, which can be scheduled by calling 218-894-1515 and choosing option No. 1 when directed. This line is staffed Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Drive-up testing is available by appointment in Browerville: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. and in Staples: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In-person, virtual and Click Care visits remain available care options.

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