COVID-19 Testing

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested Learn more about COVID-19 symptoms on the CDC website. Here you will find information on where to get tested and the cost of testing.

COVID-19 Testing Resources

Positive Tests and Close Contacts

Find out what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Testing Cost

Find information on the cost of testing for COVID-19

Testing Locations

Find testing location in St. Croix County and nearby in Minnesota.

Drive-Through Testing 

St. Croix County is partnering with the Wisconsin Army National Guard to provide free COVID-19 drive-through testing.

Testing is first come first served. If you were not able to get a test, contact one of our additional testing locations below

Testing at these locations is available for any Wisconsin resident who has symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. The tests are free, and no insurance is needed. A parent or guardian must be present to con-sent for testing minors between the ages of 5 to 17. Appointments are not required. We recommend pre-registering to speed up the testing process.

Drive-Through Testing Locations and Times

Here is a PDF showing other regional testing sites from January 18 to 23 .

Additional Locations for COVID-19 Tests

We’ve provided a list of testing locations below. This information was updated on July 28, 2020.

Testing Locations in St. Croix County

COVID-19 testing information for locations in St. Croix County.
Location Who can be Tested Visit or Screening Contact
Baldwin:

Anyone with symptoms or by provider referral.
Can test new patients.

Screening required 715-684-1111
Hudson:

Anyone requesting a test.
Can test new patients.

Screening required 715-531-6800
New Richmond:

Anyone with symptoms.
For other concerns contact provider.

Screening required 715-243-3400
River Falls:

Anyone with symptoms.
Asymptomatic with exposure.
Can test new patients.

Screening required 715-307-6600
River Falls:

Anyone with symptoms.
Asymptomatic as a low priority.
Can test new patients.

Virtual visit required 715-425-6701

Nearby Testing Locations in Minnesota

COVID-19 Testing information for nearby locations in Minnesota.
Location Who can be Tested Visit or Screening Contact
Hastings:

Anyone with symptoms.
Asymptomatic with exposure.
Can test new patients.

Screening required 651-480-4200
Red Wing:

Anyone requesting a test.
Can test new patients.

Screening required 651-267-5000
Stillwater:

Anyone with symptoms.
For other concerns contact provider.
Can test new patients.

Screening required 651-439-1234

What is the cost to get tested for COVID-19?

The CARES Act requires health insurance companies to pay for the following in-network costs directly related to COVID-19 testing:

  • Office Visits (in-person and telehealth)
  • Urgent Care Visits
  • Emergency Room Visits
  • Handling fees and laboratory costs for processing a COVID-19 test

Insurers are only required to pay the full cost of an office visit during which a test is ordered or performed if the visit pertains specifically to COVID-19 symptoms, exposure, or diagnosis not for un-related office visits during which a COVID-19 test is ordered or administered.

Under the Cares Act If a patient has insurance and seeks COVID-19 testing and/or treatment from an out-of-network provider, the patient is only responsible for out-of-pocket payment no greater than what the patient would have otherwise been required to pay if the care had been provided by an in-network provider.

There are few coverage exceptions:

  • Short-term limited-duration insurance plans may impose deductibles for COVID-19 testing.
  • Excepted benefit plans (e.g., dental-only plans) and group health plans that do not cover at least two current employees.
  • Those that may have been grandfathered an exception.

If you have insurance and get a bill contact the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance:

If you don't have insurance:

  • Talk to your medical provider and ask if you will be charged. Providers who participate in the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) COVID-19 Uninsured Program can submit a claim to HRSA to be reimbursed. If your provider participates in this program you should not be charged.
  • If you or your provider has questions, visit the US Department of Health and Human Services website.