Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening Available at No Cost
Memorial Medical Center is working closely with our community partners in response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Several of our partners are offering free screenings online via e-visits or by calling their toll-free numbers if any of the following is true:
-You begin to experience respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.
-You have had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or who is under investigation for COVID-19, or is ill with respiratory illness.
-You have traveled internationally or been to an affected area in the United States where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring.
In order to protect our community and prevent spread, it is important that individuals who believe they may have been infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19) use the following process to direct your care. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
-Essentia Health is providing free screenings to anyone experiencing symptoms by calling their toll-free phone number at 1-833-494-0836 or through an e-visit on their heath portal, MyHealth. The e-visits provide 24/7 access to connect to an Essentia Health Care Team without requiring you to leave home. E-visits can be found at essentiahealth.org/services/e-visit.
-St.Luke’s Chequamegon Clinic is also offering two, free E-Care visits per user. You can also call their toll-free phone number at 1-218-249-4200 to complete a COVID-19 screening. E-Care is open 7:00am – 8:00pm and can be found at slhduluth.com/ecare, and the toll-free line is open 24/7.
-NorthLakes Community Clinic can be reached at (715) 685-2200.
-Main Street Clinic can be reached at (715) 682-5601.
Physicians and advanced practice providers will make the decision to test patients for influenza and COVID-19 in consultation with local health departments.
For those that have flu or cold-like symptoms, please stay home from work or school, and practice social distancing. If symptoms worsen, or you have any concerns, please call your primary care provider before visiting a doctor’s office, urgent care or emergency department.
In order to protect yourself, the CDC strongly encourages the following recommendations:
-Wash your hands often, and for at least 20 seconds
-Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
-Get the flu shot
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick
-Stay home when you are sick
-Put distance between yourself and other people
-Stay home as much as possible
-Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily