Our patients can bring one visitor to our hospitals and clinics. Other restrictions still apply.

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Your actions write our future

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will be one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from the virus. The first phase of vaccine distribution is for frontline medical staff who work with COVID-19 patients, followed by local long-term care residents at high risk.

As we wait for vaccine distribution to the general public, please continue to follow these practices to help control the spread of COVID-19.

  • Wear a mask.
  • Avoid gathering with anyone who doesn't live in your household.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Get your flu shot.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine

Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, there are two options for screening and testing at Gundersen Health System:

If you have a MyChart account and can be tested for COVID-19 at our Drive-Up Lab on the North Side of La Crosse, log in to MyChart to be screened for COVID-19 online and self-schedule a test. You can also set up a MyChart account.

If testing in La Crosse is not convenient for you, please call the Gundersen COVID Nurse Line at (608) 775-4465 before you come in. You will be asked screening questions to determine your next steps.

Note: You must be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested at Gundersen Health System.

For questions about COVID-19, ask Ayla, our digital helper. You can find her in the lower right corner of our website.

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Feeling ill? Here's what to do next.

If you're feeling ill, please help us protect our patients, staff and community amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic by contacting us before you come in.

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Have questions about COVID-19 testing?

We have the answers to questions you may have on COIVD-19 testing.

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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

Developing the COVID-19 vaccine is the most important, complex public health effort in our nation's history. Federal, state and local healthcare experts and public health officials unified to make sure it's safe.

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When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

We're glad so many people would like to get the COVID-19 vaccine. We're eager to protect you from the virus.

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Online COVID-19 screening, test self-scheduling reduce wait times for patients

Some Gundersen Health System patients can now be screened for COVID-19 online and self-schedule a COVID-19 test, speeding up the process for many community members and helping relieve overburdened staff.

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Gundersen visitor guidelines (updated Jan. 4)

Please review our visitor restrictions before coming in.

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Gundersen begins COVID-19 vaccinations on historic day in local healthcare

Dec. 22 marked a historic day in healthcare and at Gundersen as the organization began to arm staff against COVID-19 by vaccinating those at greatest risk of virus exposure.

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What to do while you wait for the COVID-19 vaccine

As you wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine, it's important to continue to follow the tried-and-true COVID-19 safety measures: wear a mask; maintain physical distancing and avoid large gatherings; wash your hands regularly, and stay home if you're sick.

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I'm pregnant. What do I need to know about COVID-19?

Whether you recently discovered you're pregnant or are getting ready to welcome your bundle of joy in a few weeks, it's likely you have questions about how COVID-19 may affect your pregnancy journey and birth.

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Is what you heard about herd immunity correct?

The COVID-19 vaccine is our strongest weapon in the battle against the virus but its arrival reignited discussions about how we achieve herd immunity.

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Vaccine myths debunked

The world is ready for COVID-19 vaccines that will save lives, spare illness and help restore normalcy. Unfortunately, misunderstanding about these vaccines and others can contribute to hesitancy. We urge you to learn more about vaccine truths.