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COVID-19 Symptom Checker

We know you may be worried about your risk of COVID-19 infection and what that could mean for you, your family and loved ones. The purpose of Osceola Medical Center's COVID-19 Self-Checker is to help guide your medical care decisions. It is intended only for adults who are 18 years and older and currently located in OMC's service area of Minnesota or Wisconsin. This form is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including COVID-19. Communication via our website cannot replace the relationship you have with a physician or another healthcare practitioner.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately.

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Please let us know where you are from.

This self checker is intended for adults in the Osceola Medical Center service area in Minnesota and Wisconsin. If you do not live or work in these locations, please visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information.

When to seek emergency medical attention

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Slurred speech or difficulty speaking (new or worsening)
  • Seizures
  • Signs of low blood pressure (too weak to stand, light headed, feeling cold, pale clammy skin)

**This list is not all possible symptoms. Visit an Emergency Department or call 911 with any other severe symptoms that are concerning you.

For a proper assessment, please answer this question.

Urgent medical attention may be needed. Please call 911 or go to the Emergency Department. Based on your symptoms, you may need urgent medical care. Please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department. Tell the 911 operator or emergency staff if you have had contact with someone with COVID-19.

The following is the most common COVID-19 symptoms provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This list may not include all possible symptoms, but we follow CDC guidelines and will continue to update this accordingly.

  • Fever
  • Cough (new onset or worsening of chronic cough)
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of smell
  • Loss of taste
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COVID-19 Test is Recommended
We are sorry you are not feeling well. Based on your answers from the COVID-19 symptom checker, you should be tested. Please call 715-294-5680 to schedule an appointment. Until your test and results, we recommend you get plenty of rest and quarantine at home to prevent the spread of illness. If you develop any of the emergency medical symptoms mentioned above, please call 911 or visit your nearest Emergency Department for medical care.

Call 715-294-5680 to schedule your COVID-19 test at OMC.

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Important Note: Make sure you DO NOT use nasal saline or nasal Flonase the morning before your test.

If you do not have any symptoms, please tell us the reason you think you need testing. If the reason you need testing is not listed, please call 715-294-2111 to discuss your situation.

Pre-Operative COVID-19 Screening Swab is Recommended
Due to limited testing capacity and supplies, we are ONLY offering COVID-19 Pre-Op testing for our established patients at OMC. If you are not currently established at OMC, please reach out to your local health department or another testing site (see below).

If you are an established patient, please call 715-294-5680 today to schedule a pre-operative COVID 19 screening swab at Osceola Medical Center. When you call please have the following information:
- Surgeon’s name
- Date of your surgery
- Surgery Center's name, location and fax number of where to send your test results


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Please call 715-294-5680 to speak with our schedulers to schedule a pre-op COVID 19 screening swab for established patients.

Important Note: Make sure you DO NOT use nasal saline or nasal Flonase the morning before your test.

COVID-19 Test Recommended
Based on your answers from the COVID-19 symptoms, we think you should be tested for COVID-19. Please check with your primary care clinic prior to calling Osceola Medical Center to schedule a COVID test as we have limited testing capacity for non-OMC patients.

Call 715-294-5680 today to schedule your COVID-19 test at OMC.

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Important Note:
- Make sure you DO NOT use nasal saline or nasal Flonase the morning before your test.
- It can take 2 – 14 days for COVID-19 to develop so a negative test result would NOT excuse you from recommended quarantine when you have close contact exposure.

COVID-19 Test Recommended
Due to limited testing capacity, we no longer offer COVID-19 testing at OMC. If you plan on traveling somewhere that requires a negative COVID-19 test prior to your visit, please check with your to local health department or other testing sites.

For a proper assessment, please answer this question.

No COVID-19 testing needed at this time.
Based on the answers you’ve given, your risk of contracting COVID-19 with the limited exposure is low. We recommend you get plenty of rest, healthy nutrition, regular physical activity and time outdoors daily to help you stay well and prevent illness.
If you develop symptoms that could be due to COVID-19, please retake this Symptom Checker to help guide your medical care decisions.

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COVID-19 Test Recommended 5-10 Days from Exposure
Based on your answers from the COVID-19 symptoms, we think you should be tested for COVID-19.

We recommend you get tested for COVID-19 between 5 – 10 days after exposure for the most accurate results. Please check with your primary care clinic prior to calling Osceola Medical Center to schedule a COVID test as we have limited testing capacity for non-OMC patients.

Call 715-294-5680 between 5 - 10 days after exposure to schedule your COVID-19 test at OMC.
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Important Note:
- Make sure you DO NOT use nasal saline or nasal Flonase the morning before your test.
- It can take 2 – 14 days for COVID-19 to develop, so you will need to quarantine for 14 days regardless of COVID-19 test results.

COVID-19 Test Recommended
Based on your answers from the COVID-19 symptoms, we think you should be tested for COVID-19.

We recommend you get tested for COVID-19 between 5 – 10 days after exposure for the most accurate results. Please check with your primary care clinic prior to calling Osceola Medical Center to schedule a COVID test as we have limited testing capacity for non-OMC patients.

Call 715-294-5680 today to schedule your COVID-19 test at OMC.
Call Now

Important Note:
- Make sure you DO NOT use nasal saline or nasal Flonase the morning before your test.
- It can take 2 – 14 days for COVID-19 to develop, so you will need to quarantine for 14 days regardless of COVID-19 test results.

No COVID-19 testing needed at this time.
Based on the answers you’ve given, you do not need to get tested for COVID-19 at this time. It is recommended that you:
- Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19
- If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

Monitor for symptoms, if symptoms develop, please retake the test to determine your next steps.

For a proper assessment, please answer this question.

COVID-19 Swab Recommended
Since you are moving into a nursing home or assisted living, a COVID-19 swab is recommended. Due to limited testing capacity, we no longer offer COVID-19 testing when moving into a congregate care setting, so please check with your to local health department or other testing sites.

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COVID-19 Swab Recommended
Since you are moving into a household that is at an increased risk, a COVID-19 test is recommended. Please check with your primary care clinic prior to calling Osceola Medical Center to schedule a COVID test as we have limited testing capacity for non-OMC patients.

Call 715-294-5680 today to schedule your COVID-19 test at OMC.
Call Now

Important Note: Make sure you DO NOT use nasal saline or nasal Flonase the morning before your test.

No COVID-19 testing needed at this time.
Since you are NOT moving into a household at an increased risk, no COVID-19 test is needed at this time. It is recommended that you wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands often.
If you develop symptoms that could be due to COVID-19, please retake this Symptom Checker to help guide your medical care decisions.


Free COVID-19 Testing Options

Wisconsin Residents

Polk County Health Department now offers a FREE COVID-19 Community Testing Site. Learn more at Polk County Health Department.

Minnesota Residents

Minnesota Health Department now offers a FREE COVID-19 Testing Options to all Minnesotans, including an at-home test. Learn more at Minnesota Health Department.

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