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.
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 .