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COVID-19 Test Information

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Tests for Outpatients

Diagnostic COVID-19 tests are available by appointment only at Allina Health curbside testing locations if you:

  • have symptoms including:
    • cough
    • fever
    • shortness of breath
    • headaches
    • unexplained muscle aches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste/smell
    • diarrhea

  • have had a COVID-19 exposure
    1. you have been in contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with a person under investigation, or
    2. you have been in contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or
    3. you have been contacted by a public health agency about an exposure.

In the St. Francis area, Allina Health is offering appointment-only curbside testing at the Allina Health Shakopee Clinic on the St. Francis campus. To make a curbside testing appointment, call 612-262-4145.

COVID-19 Tests for Inpatients

Some patients may receive a COVID-19 test upon being admitted to St. Francis' Emergency Department, or prior to certain scheduled procedures. Your provider will let you know if you need to complete a test prior to your procedure. For information about receiving COVID-19 test results, read the section on test results below.


COVID-19 Test Results

When a patient's COVID-19 test result is positive, they will receive a phone call from a nurse to explain next steps.

Patients will not receive a phone call if their COVID-19 test is negative. Negative test results will be delivered through a patient's online Allina Health account. Patients will only receive a phone call with negative results if the patient does not have an active online account.

The Allina Health account is free, and makes it easy to review test results and communicate with your clinic, hospital and provider. Sign up for an account to learn about all of the benefits of an Allina Health account.

We take every effort to get results processed as soon as possible, but it may take up to a week to receive your test results.

Please do not call the St. Francis Emergency Department for your results. Please contact your primary care provider with questions or concerns.