Frequently Asked Questions
Below are common questions our patients are currently asking regarding our operations, vaccination, and testing options:
Q. What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?
A. If you are experiencing fever, respiratory symptoms or other symptoms you feel may be due to COVID-19, you can schedule an appointment at any of our clinic locations. We can do same-day COVID rapid antigen testing if you have not already done a COVID test at home. If you have had symptoms for more than 5 days, we will need to send your results to an outside lab and results will not be immediately available. We also offer rapid testing for influenza and/or strep throat if recommended by your provider. If you have respiratory symptoms or known COVID exposure, we will provide a surgical face mask at check in if you do not already have one.
Q. What should I do if I have a positive home COVID-19 test?
A. If you are having significant or prolonged symptoms or if you would like to discuss treatment options you can schedule a visit at one of our Urgent Care locations 7 days a week. You may also be able to schedule a video visit or office visit with one of our primary care providers Monday-Friday. Call our schedulers to make an appointment. If you are COVID positive, we will provide a surgical face mask at check in if you do not already have one.
Q. How can I get Paxlovid?
A. Paxlovid is an anti-viral pill and is recommended for adults at high risk for severe illness. Our providers prescribe Paxlovid to eligible patients and this is available at most retail pharmacies (by prescription). You can schedule an office visit or video visit with your primary care provider or schedule an Urgent Care visit. Paxlovid must be started within 5 days of the onset of illness so call promptly if you have an interest in Paxlovid so you can get started on treatment, if eligible, as soon as possible.
Q. Where else can I be tested or treated for COVID-19?
A. For a complete list of testing locations in Minnesota, click here to visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.
Q. Where can I get the COVID-19 booster shot?
A. For eligibility information and the most up to date booster shot locations in Minnesota, visit the Boosters page on the Minnesota Department of Health website. We offer COVID-19 booster shots for all eligible age groups when you are here for an office visit or by scheduling a nurse appointment. Once our current supply of booster doses have been used, we anticipate offering COVID boosters seasonally in the fall and winter. However, this is subject to change if there is new guidance from the CDC or FDA regarding COVID boosters. We do not currently offer primary doses (meaning you have never been vaccinated for COVID before). Check with your local pharmacy, your county public health we page, or visit the Vaccine Locations page on the Minnesota Department of Health website if you are interested in getting started on the primary series for you or your child.
Q. I just received a COVID vaccine and/or booster shot, can I have a mammogram?
A. The Society of Breast Imaging recommends women wait 4-6 weeks after their last COVID vaccine and/or booster shot to have a screening mammogram since vaccines can cause a temporary swelling of the lymph nodes in the armpit. However, if you have any concerns about your breasts, discuss this with your provider.
Q. Are COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines covered by insurance?
A. If you are concerned about your coverage for these charges, please check with your insurance prior to scheduling. If you still have questions, please feel free to call our business office at 763-684-3760.
Q. Are masks required in your clinics?
A. Masks are not currently mandatory for patients or staff in any of our clinic locations with some exceptions. If you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms, a mask is required. If you do not wear a mask, we will provide a surgical mask for you when you check in. Masks remain optional at Stellis Health and you may see some staff wearing masks. You are also welcome to wear a mask while in our clinics. If you want us to wear a mask while taking care of you, we are happy to do that. Make your wishes known when you schedule your appointment or when you check in and we will communicate that to your health care team. We want everyone to feel comfortable getting care at Stellis Health and we are all happy to wear a mask at your request.
Q. Where can I find the latest information on Minnesota’s response to COVID-19?
A. The Minnesota Department of Health’s website has the most up-to-date information: click here
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