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COVID-19 update: Get the latest information on vaccines, testing and visitor policies in our COVID-19 resource center.

COVID-19 resource center

If you have symptoms

If you're experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, it is crucial to isolate at home and get tested. A test can be performed at various locations throughout the metropolitan area, based on your symptoms and situation. Some testing sites require a virtual or in-person visit with a provider prior to an appointment at a testing site. Some do not require a visit with a provider prior to testing.

To get tested, isolate yourself at home and remember to wear your mask and maintain social distancing when getting your test. Continue isolating at home until you receive your results, which may take a few days.

For information on where you can get tested for COVID-19, please refer to the following options:

If you need free or low-cost alternatives, or if you do not have insurance, view the "low-cost or free testing and alternatives for individuals without insurance" section below.

If you don't have symptoms, but have been exposed to someone with COVID-19

If you think you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 but you aren't currently experiencing any symptoms, a test can be performed at various locations throughout the metropolitan area. To get tested, isolate yourself at home and remember to wear your mask and maintain social distancing when getting your test. Continue isolating at home until you receive your results, which may take a few days.

For information on where you can get tested for COVID-19, please refer to the following options. To ensure that critical resources remain available for emergency and urgent care patients, if you are not experiencing symptoms, and/or it is not an emergency, please utilize one of the options below.

If you need free or low-cost alternatives, or if you do not have insurance, view the "low-cost or free testing and alternatives for individuals without insurance" section below.

For information about how to isolate yourself and what to do with your test results, visit the Minnesota Department of Health's COVID-19 website.

Low-cost or free testing and alternatives for individuals without insurance

For information, visit:

COVID-19 vaccination information

Currently, vaccines are available from various locations in Minnesota. With information and recommendations changing often, if you have questions about the vaccine, consult the trusted resources below.

COVID-19 safety

Safe care at St. Francis

St. Francis is committed to caring for our community. In alignment with hospital owners, Allina Health, HealthPartners Park Nicollet and Essentia Health, St. Francis has taken multiple precautions to ensure the safety of our staff and patients while providing quality care, close to home.

St. Francis patients can always be certain that safety is our highest priority, and everyone on campus—from nutrition and environmental services to caregivers and registration staff—has done their part to establish enhanced safety measures throughout the hospital.

Highest standards of clean. Restricted visitors. Physican distancing. Employee, patient & visitor symptom screening. Separation for COVID-19. Virtual care options. Hand sanitizer station. Everyone wears a mask.

Safety protocols

The numerous safety protocols St. Francis has employed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 include:

  • Enhanced cleaning processes in all hospital areas, including patient rooms, staff areas and public areas.
  • Visitor restrictions, greatly minimizing the number of outside individuals entering the hospital while still providing necessary support to patients in certain situations.
  • Screening of patients, vendors and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms. If a patient screens positive for symptoms of COVID-19, they are taken directly to a room, rather than waiting in a lobby. If a staff member, vendor or visitor screens positive, they are not allowed to enter.
  • Physical distancing throughout the facility, including in staff break and work areas and patient waiting areas. Barriers are constructed in the Emergency Department waiting area and plexiglas windows are placed between staff and patients at check-in areas.
  • Masks are required throughout all St. Francis facilities for all staff, patients, vendors and visitors, as is the use of other personal protective equipment for staff, following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Virtual visits by Allina Health and HealthPartners Park Nicollet provide virtual services and guide patients to safe care in our community.
  • Patient flow changes route those with potential COVID-19 symptoms to separate areas of the Emergency Department and inpatient units to minimize the risk of exposure to patients coming to St. Francis for care.
  • Numerous hand sanitizing stations are placed strategically throughout the campus for regular use by staff, patients, visitors and vendors.

We are open

All St. Francis facilities are currently open for care, including:

Express Care in Savage Hy-Vee
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Express Care in Shakopee Hy-Vee
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Southbridge Urgent Care
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Francis campus Urgent Care
Monday through Friday: 5 to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

St. Francis Jordan Clinic
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: closed

St. Francis Emergency Department
24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Hospital leaders will continue to follow all enhanced safety practices and COVID-19 guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health to keep our staff and patients safe. Rest assured, St. Francis will constantly evolve to continue providing the safest, highest quality care in the months and years to come!

For more information on the services offered by St. Francis, visit our services page.

Stay up to date with accurate information

Information about COVID-19 is running rampant and it's important to refer to trusted organizations for facts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information in multiple languages at cdc.gov/coronavirus. For a more local focus, visit the Minnesota Department of Health at health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus.

COVID-19 tests and results

Please note: St. Francis Regional Medical Center is not a community testing site. To find a community testing site, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health.

Our Express Care and Urgent Care locations currently offer PCR testing for COVID-19. St. Francis locations are not currently equipped with rapid COVID-19 tests. If you require a rapid test, please refer to the locations listed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

If you received a COVID-19 PCR test through St. Francis' Urgent Care, Express Care or Emergency Department, you will receive your positive or negative results via your Allina Health MyChart Account. If you do not have an Allina Health MyChart Account, you will receive a phone call if your results are positive. You will not receive your negative results via phone. Please do not call the clinic or department regarding your results. More information on the Allina Health Account can be found here.