RED WING, Minn. — Due to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and demand for COVID-19 tests, Mayo Clinic will extend the hours of operation at all COVID-19 testing locations across Southeast Minnesota.
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 11, hours of operation at the following four testing sites will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.
- Albert Lea: East Annex, 210 St. Mary Ave.
- Austin: 510 Second St. NW (next to the Hormel Historic Home)
- Owatonna: Southview Building, 134 Southview St.
- Red Wing: Professional & Community Center (St. Johns), 1407 W. Fourth St.
People seeking testing should call their primary care provider, or the Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Nurse Line at 507-293-9525, to determine if they need to be tested and where to proceed to be tested. People should not go to a COVID-19 testing location without an appointment.
Once patients arrive at the testing 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.
If patients have life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms, such as trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure, confusion, or blue lips or face, call 9-1-1.
Press ContactKristy Jacobson