COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Common symptoms include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, muscle or body aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and a new loss of taste or smell. The vast majority of patients with this disease will have mild symptoms and not require treatment.
If you are experiencing respiratory distress, go to St. Luke's Emergency Department or call 911 immediately.
If you suspect you have COVID-19 and want to be tested, use our Should I Get Tested for COVID-19 screening tool to find out if you meet current testing criteria:
St. Luke's Respiratory Clinic. This clinic is open 6 days a week (closed Sundays and holidays), from 7
am - 7 pm Monday - Friday, and from 9 am - 5 pm on Saturday. If you have
COVID-19 symptoms, the provider can order a test. The clinic will call
you with results as soon as possible upon receiving the test. Result times
- The Respiratory Clinic also has a COVID testing drive-thru tent for patients who have a COVID test that’s already been ordered for them or do not have any symptoms but meet testing criteria for asymptomatic patients. This tent is open Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm. Testing can occur outside of these hours, but this is the most convenient time for those without symptoms who meet testing criteria.
The State of Minnesota is also offering free saliva COVID-19 testing for any Minnesota resident who wants to be tested. Learn more.
For additional guidance:
- Call your primary care provider
- Call St. Luke’s COVID-19 Nurse Triage Hotline. This free service is available Monday – Friday, 8 am – 6 pm: 218.249.4200
- Visit slhduluth.com/eCare for a free visit, using COVID19
Whether or not you have a positive COVID-19 test, you should isolate for at least 24 hours after not having a fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers, AND other symptoms have improved (cough or shortness of breath), AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
See Testing, Diagnosis and Treatment for COVID-19 testing guidelines.
St. Luke's Status Updates:
- Updated Clinic, Emergency and Inpatient Visitor Policies are now in place.
- View a full list of Status Updates.
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