Mayo Clinic Health System is adjusting the hours of its drive-through COVID-19 testing sites beginning  September 12, 2020, in Austin, Albert Lea, Owatonna and Red Wing. This change will help focus support during the hours where there is the most demand from patients.

The new hours of operation at these four testing sites will be:

  • Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mayo Clinic Health System’s drive-through COVID-19 testing sites provide a private, safe test environment for patients who meet screening criteria when first contacting their health care provider. The testing locations will continue to provide this service through the upcoming winter months and for the foreseeable future.

Patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should take the following steps:

  • First, call the COVID-19 Nurse Line at 507-293-9525 to learn about getting tested or contact their local health care provider. If they meet testing criteria, they will be directed to one of our local testing sites.
  • At the drive-through test location, Mayo Clinic Health System staff will collect the specimens using appropriate precautions. Patients will be advised of next steps.

If patients have life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms, such as trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure, confusion, or blue lips or face, call 9-1-1.