Does Lakeview Clinic perform rapid COVID-19 tests for patients?

  • At this time, Lakeview Clinic is not performing rapid COVID-19 tests.
  • We are performing diagnostic (PCR) COVID-19 tests on patients that are presenting with COVID-19 symptoms only.
  • The turn-around time for our diagnostic tests is between 3-7 days.

Do I have to be seen by a Lakeview Clinic provider to receive a COVID-19 test?

  • At this time, Lakeview Clinic requires that you have a visit with one of our providers to assist in determining whether or not a COVID-19 test is appropriate for your symptoms. This can occur in one of two ways:
    • Contacting one of our clinic locations and scheduling a telemedicine visit with a provider to discuss your symptoms.
    • Contacting Lakeview Clinic and scheduling a Respiratory, Cold, and Flu clinic visit within a designated separate area of one of our clinic locations.
  • Lakeview Clinic is performing drive-thru testing at the Waconia facility, and isolated testing within the Respiratory, Cold, and Flu clinic spaces at each of our clinic locations.

Can I just schedule a drive-thru COVID-19 test with Lakeview Clinic?

  • At this time, we are only testing individuals that are displaying COVID-19 symptoms. These patients must schedule an appointment with one of our providers (telemedicine or Respiratory, Cold, & Flu Clinic) in order to determine the necessity of a COVID-19 test.
  • The Minnesota Department of Health website has a resource outlining community testing sites for alternate testing solutions.

I believe that I have had a direct exposure to someone with COVID-19, can I get tested at Lakeview Clinic?

  • At this time, Lakeview Clinic is testing only those individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If you begin experiencing symptoms, we would would be glad to schedule you for a telemedicine visit to assist in determining if a COVID-19 test is appropriate.
  • If you have had a direct exposure to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, and are not displaying symptoms, it is recommended that you quarantine for fourteen (14) days after your last exposure to that person.
    • Ideally, this would include separation from others in the house that live with you.
    • For further guidance, please visit the CDC website

I need a negative test result to return to work/school, can I get a test at Lakeview Clinic?

  • At this time, Lakeview Clinic is only testing patients that are displaying symptoms relative to COVID-19.
  • The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is hosting community testing events on specific dates at different places in local communities. Patients do not need to display symptoms to get a test. To find out more about MDH community testing, follow this link to the Minnesota Department of Health Website.
  • The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is also distributing home saliva test kits within the community. To find out more about saliva testing kits and how to obtain a test kit, follow this link to the Minnesota Department of Health website.

Where can I find more information on COVID-19?