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COVID-19: Testing and Vaccines

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COVID-19: Testing and Vaccines

The highly contagious COVID-19 virus and its variants continue to threaten the health of our patients and our communities. We’re delivering incredible care to those infected with COVID-19, but we need your help. Control the spread by masking and distancing. Protect yourself and each other with the vaccine.

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COVID-19 symptoms

Your symptoms may be mild or severe and can include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, help us protect our patients, staff and community by scheduling a COVID-19 test.

How to schedule a COVID-19 test
Use MyChart to select a time, day and location at the Gundersen facility closest to home for your COVID-19 test.
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Set up a MyChart account
Our free secure patient portal allows you to self-schedule a COVID-19 test and grants you access to your health information.
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By phone

Call our COVID Nurse Line to schedule a COVID-19 test.

Call (608) 775-4465
Testing and results questions
Can I get tested at Gundersen if I'm not a Gundersen patient?

Yes, but you'll need to schedule an appointment through MyChart or by calling (608) 775-4465. You can create an account here.

Can I be tested if I do not have symptoms of COVID-19?

Yes. We offer tests whether you have symptoms of COVID-19 or simply need to be screened to travel or return to school or work.

What kind of test is used?

We use a nasal swab test. This type is the most accurate, making it unlikely you'll receive a false positive or negative.

When do I get results?

While we're working to get COVID-19 test results in a day or less for those who need them right away—frontline medical staff and hospitalized patients, to name a couple—it may take 24 to 48 hours for those who do not require them immediately. Thank you for your patience.

How will I get my results?

You will find your COVID-19 test results in MyChart. If your test is positive, you will also find information on how to manage your symptoms and isolation and quarantine guidelines. Patients will receive their result via MyChart of letter in the mail if they do not have MyChart.

If your test is negative for COVID-19, you can find results in MyChart and in a mailed letter.

Important vaccination information for you

Vaccination is your best defense against COVID-19. To protect yourself and others, it’s important to receive the maximum number of vaccine doses for your age and risk. Gundersen is supplied with all vaccine types for each age and risk group. Make sure you stay up to date on your vaccine doses.

  • We welcome Gundersen patients and non-patients ages 5 and older for the vaccine at our locations.
  • At our La Crosse and Onalaska clinics, vaccine appointments are available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Schedule an appointment on MyChart or by calling (608) 775-6829.
  • For other locations, please call the Gundersen facility closest to home for vaccine scheduling details.
  • Parents of minors: at all of our locations, you must schedule your child’s appointment by calling (608) 775-6829.

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COVID-19 resources
Wisconsin Department of Health
Important COVID-19 information for Wisconsin residents.
Access the site
Minnesota Department of Health
Important COVID-19 information for Minnesota residents.
Access the site
Iowa Department of Health
Important COVID-19 information for Iowa residents.
Access the site
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