As part of the state’s effort to provide widespread, rapid COVID-19 testing, Gov. Tim Walz unveiled a new website Friday, April 24, to help Minnesotans find a testing location within their community – if they’ve determined they need a test.

A search of Douglas County on the website lists three locations – Alexandria Clinic/Sanford Health, Alomere Heath and Parkers Prairie Clinic/Sanford Health. (See more details below.)

“Access to COVID-19 testing is critical to moving Minnesota forward during this pandemic,” Walz said. “This tool will help make our widespread testing initiative accessible to all Minnesotans, and it’s a direct result of our partnership with the cutting-edge health care sector in Minnesota.”

This testing collaborative now includes 127 clinics and health care facilities across the state. The new COVID-19 website provides easy access to Minnesotans’ closest testing site, offers general information related to the COVID-19 outbreak, and provides an interactive screening tool to help Minnesotans determine if they need a test. To access the site, go to https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/if-sick/

The interactive testing site allows the state to coordinate with local public health and tribal organizations that have strong connections to the communities they serve.

“Aggressive and expanded testing is an essential part of our overall strategy to mitigate this pandemic,” Commissioner of Health Jan Malcom said. “As we strive to reach our goal of testing up to 20,000 people per day, we must do everything we can to expand access points across the state. This work is literally saving lives.”

Alexandria Clinic/Sanford Health

Alexandria, 320-762-0399

  • Call ahead, drive-up

  • Weekday hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Weekend hours: Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Accepting

  • Accepting asymptomatic patients who may be contacts of infected patients? Yes, with mask, call ahead.

  • Accepting any symptomatic patient? Yes, with mask, call ahead.

Alomere Health Hospital

Alexandria, 320-763-5123

  • By appointment, drive-up

  • Weekday hours: 1 to 6 p.m.

  • Weekend hours: Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday 1 to 3 p.m.

Accepting

  • Accepting any symptomatic patient

Parkers Prairie Clinic/Sanford Health

Parkers Prairie, 320-338-4371

  • Call ahead, drive-up.

  • Weekday hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Weekend hours: Unavailable.

Accepting

  • Accepting asymptomatic patients who may be contacts of infected patients? Yes, with mask, call ahead.

  • Accepting any symptomatic patient? Yes, with mask, call ahead.

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