Online Questionnaire Helps People Decide If They Qualify For COVID-19 Tests
As the number and availability of COVID-19 tests continue to ramp up, many are wondering whether or not they should get tested. At the same time, there is a growing concern about the testing supply limitations. A new online questionnaire is making it easier for people to determine whether or not they meet the requirements that the Minnesota Department of Health has laid out for COVID-19 testing.
The online questionnaire was developed by St. Luke's to help people determine their status for themselves. The one-page survey asks the online participant a short variety of questions about their health. If a person answers "yes" to any of the questions, they qualify for testing. Click here to see the test or to take it.
In addition to the new online questionnaire tool, St. Luke's has opened a drive-though tent at St. Luke's Respiratory Clinic. The tent is for outside orders, pre-op testing, and people who have been exposed to COVID-19 but are currently asymptomatic. In otheer words, this outside tent facility will act as a triage unit. Patients who have COVID-19 symptoms will be seen inside the clinic for high-quality evaluations to rule out other illnesses and will not be seen in the tent.
St. Luke's Respiratory Clinic is open seven days a week from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The drive-through COVID-19 testing tent will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Similar to the other walk-in services offered at the clinic, no appointment is necessary at the drive-through COVID-19 testing tent. Additionally, St. Luke's is sharing the fact that their Miller Creek Medical Clinic Urgent Care is now open seven days a week at the same location and hours.