BRMH Now Testing for Mild Symptoms of COVID-19

04/27/2020

 

As a result of new CDC guidelines that expand testing criteria, BRMH will begin increasing the number of COVID-19 tests performed starting on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020.

If you have any mild COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or sudden loss of smell or taste, call your primary care provider or our screening line at 715-284-3906 to see if you meet the criteria to be tested.

If an individual does meet the criteria to be tested, a pre-registration will be completed over the phone which will include gathering personal information as well as insurance information if there is any. Individuals should be aware that there is no cost to the patient to perform the lab test even if an individual does not have insurance.

Miranda TerBeest, BRMH Marketing Director stated, “Meeting the criteria for re-opening as part of Governor Evers’ Badger Bounce Back plan begins with conducting more widespread testing so we have a much clearer picture of our current situation. We have been working diligently to make this process as efficient and safe as possible and are eager to serve the community in this way.”

BRMH is recommending that even if you called before April 29th and did not meet the criteria for being tested, to call again if you are still experiencing symptoms.

Testing will be taking place on the main BRMH campus on West Adams Street at the hospital’s main entrance. Individuals will drive up under the canopy of Entrance A where a BRMH staff member will take the swab through the driver’s side window.

Those who are tested will be provided with instructions on what to expect and how to take care of symptoms at home while also protecting your loved ones.

The number for the BRMH COVID-19 screening line is 715-284-3906.

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