Appointments needed for COVID-19 testing through Aspirus Health due to high demand

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Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 2:45 PM EDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WLUC) - Aspirus Health is experiencing high demand for COVID-19 testing as more people are needing negative tests to return to work and school following exposure or symptoms. Since August 1, the number of weekly COVID-19 diagnostic tests performed by Aspirus has increased 164 percent.

Community members seeking COVID-19 testing need to schedule appointments. Aspirus has dedicated testing locations and its clinics and emergency departments cannot accommodate walk-in requests for testing. Walk-in clinics and emergency departments should be reserved for those with urgent health care needs.

Appointments for COVID-19 testing can be scheduled in the MyAspirus app and online patient portal regardless of whether individuals have symptoms. Individuals do not need to be existing Aspirus patients to schedule COVID-19 testing appointments via MyAspirus.

Individuals who require a COVID-19 test urgently or prior to a surgery should continue calling the Aspirus COVID-19 Call Center at 1-844-568-0701 or 715-843-1454. Portage area residents can call 608-745-6490 to reach Aspirus Divine Savior Hospital.

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