Does Lakeview Clinic perform rapid COVID-19 tests for patients?
At this time, Lakeview Clinic is performing rapid COVID-19 tests.
We are performing diagnostic (PCR) COVID-19 tests on patients that are presenting with COVID-19 symptoms only.
The turn-around time for our diagnostic tests is between 24 to 48 hours.
Do I have to be seen by a Lakeview Clinic provider to receive a COVID-19 test?
At this time, Lakeview Clinic requires that you have a visit with one of our providers to assist in determining whether or not a COVID-19 test is appropriate for your symptoms. This can occur in one of two ways:
Contacting one of our clinic locations and scheduling a telemedicine visit with a provider to discuss your symptoms.
Contacting Lakeview Clinic and scheduling a Respiratory, Cold, and Flu clinic visit within a designated separate area of one of our clinic locations.
Can I just schedule a drive-thru COVID-19 test with Lakeview Clinic?
At this time, we are only testing individuals that are displaying COVID-19 symptoms. These patients must schedule an appointment with one of our providers (telemedicine or Respiratory, Cold, & Flu Clinic) in order to determine the necessity of a COVID-19 test.
I believe that I have had a direct exposure to someone with COVID-19, can I get tested at Lakeview Clinic?
At this time, Lakeview Clinic is testing only those individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
If you begin experiencing symptoms, we would would be glad to schedule you for a telemedicine visit to assist in determining if a COVID-19 test is appropriate.
If you have had a direct exposure to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, and are not displaying symptoms, it is recommended that you quarantine for five (5) days after your last exposure to that person. You should also wear a well-fitting mask if you need to be around others in your home.
Ideally, this would include separation from others in the house that live with you.
I need a negative test result to return to work/school, can I get a test at Lakeview Clinic?
At this time, Lakeview Clinic is only testing patients that are displaying symptoms relative to COVID-19.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is hosting community testing events on specific dates at different places in local communities. Patients do not need to display symptoms to get a test. To find out more about MDH community testing, follow this link to the Minnesota Department of Health Website.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is also distributing home saliva test kits within the community. To find out more about saliva testing kits and how to obtain a test kit, follow this link to the Minnesota Department of Health website.