Primary Care in Rochester and Kasson

COVID-19 Care Options - Primary Care in Rochester and Kasson

COVID-19

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If you have COVID-19 symptoms, call us. If you meet testing criteria for COVID-19, you will be directed to our local testing site and our staff will assist you with the best care option available for you.

If you have life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms, such as trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure, confusion, or blue lips and/or face, call 9-1-1 or visit the closest emergency room.

COVID-19 Testing Site in Rochester

COVID-19 testing is performed at the 41st Street Testing Center, located at 3033 41st Street NW, Rochester, MN. The testing site's hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., 7 days a week. 

Please do not arrive at the evaluation center prior to calling and completing your screening. Contact your primary care provider for screening. 

What to expect during your visit: 

  • Parking for patients of the 41st Street Testing Center is on the north side of the middle building at 3033 41st Street NW
  • When patients arrive at the test site, they will remain in their vehicle and check in for their appointment by phone. When they can be seen, patients will receive a text message or phone call, and proceed into the building to their room. This is where swabbing will take place. 
  • Patients will be required to wear masks throughout their appointment except as directed by Mayo Clinic staff. 
  • Visitors will only be permitted if the patient requires their assistance during the appointment.
  • Once you've completed your test, you will receive instructions from the care team on what to do next, including directions on self-isolating, self-monitoring, and receiving your results.

Care for patients with possible COVID-19 symptoms

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and need care, you will be offered a timely virtual visit with a provider. If a face-to-face visit is required, we have dedicated facilities for patients with COVID-19 symptoms.

If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or other respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, or hypoxia) and require a face-to-face visit, please call us to make an appointment and receive instructions on where to go for care.

If you have life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms, such as trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure, confusion, or blue lips and/or face, call 9-1-1 or visit the closest emergency room.

What to expect during your visit

We have enhanced our safety measures to provide the safest possible environment for our patients and staff.

  • Please allow 15 minutes for screening upon arrival for your appointment.
  • All patients and visitors are required to wear a mask while on Mayo Clinic property.
  • Patients may have one visitor with them during their appointment. Visitors must also be screened and wear a mask during the visit. Please do not bring children under the age of 13 unless they are actively receiving care in the clinic.

Alternatives to face-to-face appointments

There are a number of alternatives to face-to-face appointments at this time, including:

Video Visits

Video consults can help you get the care you need without leaving home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how to know whether an online visit is right for you.

Our providers are currently offering video appointments to patients with:

  • An active Patient Online Services account, and
  • Access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer that has a webcam microphone and speakers.

If it is determined that a video visit is the right option for you, you will receive instructions for conducting your video visit prior to your appointment. Here are some helpful videos to introduce you to the process:

  • Connecting to a Video Appointment through the Mayo Clinic App on a mobile device
  • Connecting to a Video Appointment through a desktop or laptop

Mayo Clinic Express Care Online

Online appointments are also available through your Patient Online Services account for diagnosis and treatment of a variety of common health concerns for patients 18 months through 75 years old. The service is available 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., 365 days a year, with a one-hour turnaround during normal business hours. (Outside of normal business hours you can expect a reply by 9 a.m. the following day.) For more information, visit our Mayo Clinic Express Care Online web page.