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Local COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing Locations

Testing locations and types of tests available change frequently, call the location for information.

Wood County Health Department

River Block Building
111 W. Jackson St.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Designated Parking Spots on 2nd Ave.

  • Car-side testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am – 12pm - by appointment ONLY
  • Schedule the test online at least 2 hours prior: CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE ONLINE
    or call 715-295-4244 and leave a message with your name, phone number and that you would like to schedule a testing appointment.
  • Park in the designated spots on 2nd Ave and remain in your vehicle.
  • PCR tests – results in 2-5 days. Rapid Antigen tests – results in 11-15 minutes.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.

Ho-Chunk COVID-19 Testing

Marshfield Clinic Health Services

Aspirus Riverview Hospital

University Wisconsin Stevens Point

Testing is offered by Appointment only to individuals 5 years and older.

Click Wisconsin Health Connect and select your location. Or call 608-855-9191
  • Stevens Point – Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays 8am–4 pm
    Tests are in Science Building, Room C124, 2001 Fourth Ave.
    Park in meter parking in Lot T for 60 minutes during the testing. The one-hour time frame will be enforced to allow enough parking for all participants.
    See MAP for details.

The antigen test is a quick nasal swab. If warranted, a confirmatory PCR test will be conducted on site. Antigen test results are available approximately 30 minutes after testing. PCR test results may take 3-5 days.

CVS Pharmacy – 2410 8th St S, Wisconsin Rapids

  • Limited appointments available – schedule online at CVS COVID Test
  • or call 715-423-2340


  • Offering free, contactless COVID-19 testing for patients age 3 and up at select locations. Information available at: Walgreens COVID19 Test Information
  • or call Walgreens
    • Walgreens - Wisconsin Rapids at 715-424-4082
    • Walgreens - Marshfield at 715-384-9703

Wisconsin Rapids VA Clinic – 700 Hale St, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

  • Offered to Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care and meet CDC criteria for testing. Appointments required.
  • For more information: Call 715-424-4682

Testing site information changes frequently.

You can also check: DHS Community Testing Sites

COVID-19 testing is covered by federally-funded programs or most insurances for anyone who is experiencing a symptom of COVID-19, or if you are a close contact. You are encouraged to check with your insurance provider to determine if you may have any "out of pocket" expenses based on your plan. These expenses would be for the administration fee associated with testing at some health care facilities. COVID-19 tests themselves are provided from the federal government and are free.

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Most people have mild symptoms and are able to recover at home. Some may have severe symptoms that lead to hospitalization or death. If you feel sick, isolate yourself from others and get tested for COVID-19.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste/smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

If you are currently experiencing any of these symptoms, stay home and limit contact with others as much as possible while you wait for results.

If you have tested positive with a PCR test, you do not have to get tested again to confirm that you are well. Follow DHS guidelines to determine when you can be released from isolation.

Therapeutics Available to Help Prevent Hospitalizations Due to COVID-19

Treatments for COVID-19 are now available across Wisconsin. If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, get tested right away and talk to your healthcare provider about treatment options. Your healthcare provider will review your health history and determine whether any of these treatments are right for you.

These treatments have helped prevent hospitalization. Individuals who are likely to get seriously ill from COVID-19 may be recommended by their healthcare providers to get one of the treatments authorized for use by the Food and Drug Administration.

More information about COVID-19 treatments and medications is available on the DHS website. Individuals can also learn more on the COVID.gov website.

Get Tested

CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

Next Steps while you wait for your COVID 19 test results (PDF)

Types of Tests

At-home COVID-19 tests are less accurate than tests performed in a laboratory, and are also not supervised by a health care provider. Although at-home COVID-19 tests are convenient and can provide quick results, a second test performed in a laboratory is necessary for travel purposes, shortening or exempting you from quarantine, and most other official public health decisions.
More information on Self tests: COVID-19 Self Tests

Viral tests are used to look for current infection. A viral test checks specimens from your nose or your mouth to find out if you are currently infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Two types of viral tests are used: nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) and antigen tests.

Antibody or serology tests look for antibodies in your blood that fight the virus that causes COVID-19. A positive antibody test result shows you may have antibodies from a previous infection or from vaccination for the virus that causes COVID-19. Antibody testing is not recommended to infer immunity to COVID-19 to assess the need for vaccination in an unvaccinated person, or to determine the need to quarantine after a close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

More information on the different tests: COVID-19 Testing-What to Know

Recommendations for Isolation and Quarantine

Answer the Call - Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and helps protect you, your family, and your community. For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/contact-tracing.html

When the Wood County Health Department calls you, ANSWER THE CALL to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in your community.

  • Discussions with public health workers are confidential. This means that your personal and medical information will be kept private and only shared with those who may need to know, like your healthcare provider.
  • Your name will not be shared with those you came in contact with, even if they ask. The public health worker will only notify people you were in close contact with that they might have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Public health workers may be able to connect you with other supportive services that can help you isolate or quarantine.

Wood County Health Department Isolation Letters

If Wood County Health Department is unable to contact you to discuss your positive COVID-19 test results, an isolation letter and fact sheet will be mailed to your home address.

If there are children in the household, please contact their daycare or school.

If a household member needs a quarantine letter for their employer, please call the Wood County Health Department at 715-421-8911.