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

A standing order is now in place that 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 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Drive-up testing is available by appointment from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Browerville, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday in Staples.

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