A Test Iowa site is now open at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.

Testing is available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To be tested, Iowans must visit www.testiowa.com, complete the online assessment and schedule a testing appointment. For those wishing to be tested at Winneshiek Medical Center, the website will direct them to call 563-382-1505 (Test Iowa dedicated line at WMC) or 563-382-2911 to schedule their appointment.There is no charge to the patient for the test. Individuals must bring identification; examples include driver’s license or school ID. A print out of the confirmation QR code from the Test Iowa site is required, or the ability to show staff the QR code on a smartphone upon arrival.

“Test Iowa is a way for citizens of our state to have increased access to testing. The results help state and local officials understand the spread of COVID-19, contain it and ultimately make decisions to reduce the spread,” says Kevin Locke, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System family medicine physician at Winneshiek Medical Center. “We are pleased to be able to take an active role in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in our region by offering a Test Iowa location closer to home.” Winneshiek Medical Center staff will administer the COVID-19 tests on behalf of Test Iowa.

Lisa Radtke, chief administrative officer, Winneshiek Medical Center, says, “Our staff have been administering COVID-19 tests since the onset of the pandemic, and we plan to incorporate the Test Iowa tests into our current processes. Tests will be sent to the State Hygienic Lab daily via courier and results will be communicated to the patient by Test Iowa."

Test Iowa is a statewide initiative to expand COVID-19 testing, with sites/clinics available across the state. Local clinic sites are partnerships between the State of Iowa and local health care providers to increase access to testing in their communities. Local clinics operate and staff the test sites. The state provides testing supplies and processes the samples through the State Hygienic Lab. A complete listing of Test Iowa locations is available at testiowa.com and coronavirus.iowa.gov.