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.

Drive-Through Testing 

St. Croix County is partnering with the Wisconsin Army National Guard to provide two free COVID-19 drive-through testing sites. Drive-through testing will be held at the Hammond and Somerset Fire Departments from October 22 through December 10. The two sites will be open on alternating Thursdays from 10 am to 6 pm. 

Each location will have 450 tests for each day of testing. If a location runs out of tests, they will stop testing. Testing will resume on the next date for that location. 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 consent 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

All drive-through testing is done during the following dates from 10 am to 6 pm. 

United Fire Department - Hammond 

  • Thursday, October 22 
  • Thursday, November 5 
  • Thursday, November 19 
  • Thursday, December 3 

Somerset Fire Department

  • Thursday, October 29
  • Thursday, November 12
  • Thursday, December 10

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.