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Sanford Health to close drive-up COVID-19 testing station in Bemidji

A decline in local demand and improved availability of other tests prompted this change.

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BEMIDJI — Sanford Health has announced it will no longer be offering drive-up testing for COVID-19 at its care site on Minnkota Avenue in Bemidji, with the change beginning March 7.

According to a release, this follows a decrease in local requests for testing, as well as improved access in the community to other testing options such as at-home tests.

Patients will still be able to connect with their health care providers at Sanford Health to assess whether they should schedule a COVID-19 test.

For those who would like to be tested but don’t require an assessment by a health care professional, there are still many local testing sites available, which are listed on the Minnesota’s government website .

Free at-home tests are also being offered by the state, with more information available at the Minnesota Department of Health’s website .

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