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COVID-19 Testing at Scenic Bluffs

Scenic Bluffs provides curbside COVID-19 testing by appointment at our Cashton Health Center. Appointments are available Monday-Friday. Below are frequently asked questions on COVID-19 testing at Scenic Bluffs. For additional questions or to schedule an appointment, call Scenic Bluffs at 608-654-5100.

Where is curbside COVID-19 testing located?​

  • Scenic Bluffs' curbside COVID-19 testing and repiratory clinic is located on Park Street on the side of our Cashton Health Center.
  • Please park in designated parking slots on the side of the Health Center.

Is COVID-19 testing free at Scenic Bluffs?

  • Most insurances cover the cost of an appointment for COVID-19 testing.
  • If you are receiving testing due to an external organization requiring it (employer, school, etc.) your insurance may not cover and you are responsible for any costs accrued.
  • If your insurance does not cover the cost of COVID-19 testing, you may be charged for an office visit, lab and/or specimen handling fee.
  • Our Healthy Neighbor Plan sliding-fee scale does apply to COVID-19 testing.
  • You can request a waiver of charges if you cannot afford testing and it is not covered by your insurance.

Do you have to be a patient of Scenic Bluffs to get tested for COVID-19?

  •  No, anyone can get tested for COVID-19 at Scenic Bluffs. 
  • All curbside COVID-19 testing is by appointment only.
  • Appointments can be scheduled by calling Scenic Bluffs at 608-654-5100.

Do I have to have COVID-19 symptoms to be tested?

  • No, anyone can get tested for COVID-19, for any reason.
  • Those without symptoms will receive lab only testing. They will not see a provider.
  • If you are receiving testing due to an external organization requiring it (employer, school, etc.), your insurance may not cover the cost and you are responsible for any costs accrued.
  • Our Healthy Neighbor Plan sliding-fee scale does apply to COVID-19 testing.
  • You can request a waiver of charges if they cannot afford testing and it is not covered by insurance.

Is it the testing only or will I need to see a provider?

  • COVID-19 testing at Scenic Buffs is a curbside office visit with a provider. These visits are by appointment only, and can be scheduled by calling 608-654-5100. 

Is this a rapid test or a PCR test? 

  • Scenic Bluffs offers both rapid and PCR COVID-19 testing options.
  • Our rapid test can also test for influenza. If the rapid test is negative, they will also run a PCR test to verify the results, as PCR is more accurate.

What is the turnaround time for results?

  • The rapid test provides results within 15 minutes.
  • With the uptick of COVID in the community, PCR tests have been taking around 72 hours for results.

 

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Community COVID-19 Testing Sites in Wisconsin

Community COVID-19 testing sites are offered throughout the state of Wisconsin. To find a community COVID-19 testing site near you, vist the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' (DHS) website here to view a map of testing locations.

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Free At-Home Test Kits

Below are ways to get free at-home COVID-19 testing kits for your home:

  • Free tests from the state of Wisconsin: Wisconsin Department of Health Services offers an at-home saliva test (PCR). Information on these test kits, along with the order form can be found here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/collection.htm
  • Free tests from the Federal Government: All US households are eligible to order 4 free home tests for COVID-⁠19.  Federal at-home nasal swab tests (rapid antigen) can be ordered here: www.covidtests.gov
  • Free tests from your health insurance: Your health insurance company will reimburse you for the cost of 8 home tests per month for each person included in the plan. More information on this program can be found here: https://www.cms.gov/how-to-get-your-at-home-OTC-COVID-19-test-for-free

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