Testing Notice

Posted on:

March 23, 2020

Reminder and update for our community:

Unless you meet strict criteria, CHI St. Joseph’s Health cannot test you for COVID-19 per Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines.

  • If you are ill with respiratory symptoms that can be managed at home, or any illness that you would normally manage at home, please do not come in to the emergency room.   If you have questions about your symptoms, please call your health care provider or the emergency room for guidance.
  • If you are ill enough to require medical intervention (shortness of breath, difficulty breathing) or other symptoms that require health care, please call ahead if possible prior to presenting at the hospital or clinic, but do not delay medical care for urgent situations.
  • Please continue community mitigation measures, including social distancing and staying home when you are ill.
  • The MDH COVID-19 hotline number is 651-201-3920

About CHI St. Joseph’s Health

CHI St. Joseph’s Health is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving communities in Hubbard, Becker, Cass and Wadena Counties since 1946. In recent years, CHI St. Joseph’s Health’s award-winning teams received several national honors including: The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in surgery; Top 100 Critical Access Hospital, HealthStrong; WomenCertified’s America’s Best Hospitals Women’s Choice Award in obstetrics; and the Studer Group Fire Starter Healthcare Organization of the Month among other national, regional and state recognitions.

About CHI

Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest health systems, was formed in 1996 to strengthen the Catholic health ministry for the future. With deep roots in the tradition of expressing Christ’s love by caring for those in need, Catholic Health Initiatives serves more than four million people each year through acute care hospitals; long-term care, assisted and residential-living facilities; community-based health services; home care; research and development; and reference laboratory services.


Contact: Sonja Day
Communication/Marketing Manager
CHI St. Joseph’s Health
600 Pleasant Avenue
Park Rapids, MN  56470

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