Rochester COVID-19 testing relocates indoors
On Nov. 15, the Graham Park COVID-19 testing site in Rochester will close.
Mayo Clinic COVID-19 testing will move to a new indoor location at 41st Street Testing Center, 3033 41st Street Northwest, First Floor. Olmsted Medical Center testing will move to FastCare North Clinic, 102 Elton Hills Drive Northwest, Suite 200.
The last day of testing at Graham Park is Nov. 14, but Mayo Clinic will start directing some patients to the 41st Street Testing Center beginning Nov. 12.
The screening process for individuals who are showing signs of COVID-19 symptoms will remain the same and will not be interrupted during the move. Patients should call the Mayo Clinic COVID-19 nurse Line at 507-293-9525.
With this transition, there will be some changes for patients:
- Patients will now schedule their COVID-19 test
All patients who meet testing criteria will be scheduled for the COVID-19 test to ensure adequate parking and staffing is available during peak hours. Scheduling will also give us the time we need for added safety measures (e.g., room cleaning) with the move indoors. Patients will schedule their appointment time during the screening process.
- Patients will follow a lobby-less check-in process at the test site
Once patients arrive at the testing location, they will be asked to remain in their vehicle and check-in for their appointment by phone. The phone numbers for check-in will be communicated to patients during their scheduling/screening process and posted outside the testing locations.
- Patients will follow COVID-19 safety precautions during their visit
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.
Times will be designated for asymptomatic and pre-procedure patients who need testing at the 41st Street Testing Center.
Hours for patient testing at 41st Street are 9:00 a.m. - 7 p.m., 7 days a week.
The new indoor locations for COVID-19 will keep staff and patients safe from inclement weather and will ensure testing remains uninterrupted. The drive-through test sites have been a highly successful method for responding to the COVID-19 public health crisis, and reopening them as the seasons change will be kept as a possibility.