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  • Gundersen welcomes patients and non-patients ages 5 and older for the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots at our locations. 
  • Vaccine appointments are available at our Onalaska and La Crosse Clinics 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • For other locations, please call the Gundersen facility closest to home for vaccine scheduling details.
  • Adult Gundersen patients can also schedule their appointment through MyChart, or call the scheduling line at (608) 775-6829. Adult non-patients can walk-in or call the scheduling line. Press option 2.

COVID-19 testing options

Whether you have symptoms of COVID-19 or need a test for travel or returning to school, there are two options for COVID-19 screening and testing at Gundersen Health System:

  1. Self-scheduling in MyChart 
  2. Scheduling by phone

By phone or online, you will be asked screening questions to determine your next steps. Please do not visit our Urgent Care or Emergency locations if you only need a test.

Learn more

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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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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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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COVID-19 screening and testing

See the options you have for getting screened for COVID-19. Plus the answers to common testing questions.

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Gundersen visitor guidelines (updated Nov. 4)

Please review our visitor restrictions before coming in.

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Viruses that cause common colds and the flu will mix with COVID-19 and make it difficult to know what's making you ill. Gundersen's infection preventionists Megan Meller and Meghan Buechel help you tell them apart.

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All adults now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine boosters at Gundersen

All adults are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Gundersen welcomes patients and non-patients for the booster shot beginning Monday, Nov. 22.