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Local health systems open drive-thru testing of coronavirus; must be pre-screened first

Drew Kelly

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Both Gundersen Health System and Mayo Clinic Health System of La Crosse have opened drive up testing sites of Coronavirus starting today.

For both health systems, you are to call your primary care provider who will do a screening test over the phone looking for certain symptoms.

Those approved will be sent to a site to receive the test like a drive-thru.

Results are expected to take 24 to 48 hours.

You will not be accepted at the site until you are approved.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, dry cough, tiredness or shortness of breath.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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