The last year has been an absolute blur and we really don't have to remind you of that. However, it's crazy to think back on the things that worried us a year ago and the things that continue to worry us today. While we aren't out of the thick of things just yet, we have come a long way. Whether it is the ever-obvious vaccine or even just knowing what we now know about this crazy COVID-19 virus-- we are steps ahead of where we were a year, 9-months, or even 6-months ago.

An announcement from St. Luke's today is only complimenting the journey we've been on together. Starting this week, on April 8th, COVID-19 testing will be available at St. Luke's for asymptomatic patients.

You may remember that as the COVID-19 numbers began to grow here in the State of Idaho and in the greater Treasure Valley, being able to get tested was, at first, a challenge. Just the mere development of tests to accurately detect the virus was a huge step to be taken. If you suspected that you needed a COVID-19 test but did not meet the criteria, you simply were encouraged to quarantine at home until symptoms showed or just give it 14-days. Tests were too sparse to be used for asymptomatic patients.

With more tests now available, nasal swab testing for folks that may feel they're asymptomatic to want to be extra cautious will be available at the following locations:

  • Boise
  • Baker City
  • Fruitland
  • Jerome
  • Ketchum
  • McCall
  • Meridian
  • Mountain Home
  • Nampa
  • Twin Falls

Those with asymptomatic concerns may include:

  • Individuals with known exposure to someone with COVID-19 at work, school, church, etc
  • Testing needed for pre or post travel
  • Exposure made known in community living, like dorms or adult living centers

 

To schedule your appointment, contact a St. Luke's location or just use your myChart app.

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