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Screening, Testing & Vaccination

COVID Vaccination

CLICK HERE for information about community vaccination. 

COVID Testing

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital does not provide testing for the following:

  • Rapid Testing for return to school or work
  • Post Exposure Testing
  • Travel Purposes
  •  Symptomatic Patients with mild conditions
    o Please utilize any of the options listed below
  • Rapid Same Day Pre-operative testing
    o Please schedule any pre-operative testing 4-5 days before the planned surgery

Area COVID-19 Testing Locations

Please call ahead to ANY facility before presenting to be tested for COVID-19. Appointments are required.

Sawyer County Public Health
Free testing for ages 1 and older
Call for an appointment 715-634-4806
AND Pre-Register https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov

Essentia Health 715-634-5505
Essentia Health E-Visit https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/e-visit/
NorthLakes Community Clinic 715-634-4521
LCO Clinic 715-638-5100
Marshfield Clinic 715-634-6520
Walgreens Pharmacy 715-634-1919

If you feel like you are experiencing a medical emergency call 911

Symptoms That Qualify For Testing

  • new or worsening cough
  • fever
  • sore throat
  • nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • nasal congestion (not related to allergies)
  • new or worsening shortness of breath
  • muscle aches/myalgia
  • headache
  • change in taste or smell

*This screening process does not replace the need for you to call your clinic, utilize the triage options through your insurance company or go to the emergency room if you need immediate medial attention.*

Visitation Policy – COVID Safety

Hayward Area Memorial Hospital Visitation Policy – As of 10/26/21 (Please see below for Water’s Edge Visitation Policy)

One Adult Visitor is allowed for:
(At this time, children under 18 are NOT allowed to visit.)

  • Inpatients (patients staying overnight)
  • Obstetric patients during ultrasound appointments and while in the Birth Center.
  • Emergency and Urgent Care Patients
  • Surgery
  • Infusion

Visitors are NOT allowed for:
(due to an inability to socially distance)

  • Advanced Pain Management
  • Imaging
  • Laboratory
  • Rehabilitation: Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
    Respiratory Therapy
  • Specialty Services: General Surgery, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Urology, Wound Care
  • COVID positive patients or persons suspected of having COVID, unless the patient is near end of life.

Special Considerations

  • Patients under age 18 may be accompanied by both parents/guardians.
  • Visitors must stay in the patient’s room and should limit the number of times they come and go from the facility.
  • The care team will have the discretion to allow visitors for compassionate care, patients actively dying and individual situations as they deem appropriate

Water’s Edge allows two well visitors, at a time, per resident or tenant. Those wishing to visit family and friends in Water’s Edge must schedule an appointment by calling 715-934-4148. Children under age 18 are permitted to visit residents and tenants in Water’s Edge.

All patients and visitors must be screened for COVID symptoms, wear a facility issued mask, practice social distancing by staying six feet apart and use hand sanitizer often.

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