Saint Alphonsus Baker City COVID 19 Testing update

BAKER CITY – (Release by Saint Alphonsus)  Update: Saint Alphonsus needs to update the community that we have had to rescind the routine testing of asymptomatic patients due to the COVID surge and testing supply limitations.

Previous: The Abbott ID Ready Now rapid PCR test has now been approved to test people with no symptoms. Saint Alphonsus will now have same day results for patients with no symptoms, COVID 19 exposure only, or travelers in addition to patients who have been sick for 7 days or less. Patients who have symptoms for greater than 7 days will continue to get the test that takes 5-7 days for results. All COVID19 testing will now be done by Saint Alphonsus in Baker City regardless of symptoms or not. Asymptomatic patients that have been in a high risk exposure situation should wait 3 – 5 days before being tested without symptoms. Symptomatic patients will be tested without question.

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Same day results may not be available if they come back after regular business hours

Our FURI clinic is open 8-11am, 1pm-4pm M-F.