Due to a significant increase in COVID-19 testing, Essentia Health has announced that it is moving its mobile testing site to a location at the Miller Hill Mall.

Beginning Thursday, July 16, the Essentia Health mobile COVID-19 testing site is moving from West Duluth to the former Sears building at the Miller Hill Mall.

Hours of operation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The West Duluth location, at 59th Avenue West, was getting stressing by an increase of residents needed to be tested.  Moving the site will not only better accommodate the influx of traffic, but it will also move increased traffic out of West Duluth neighborhoods.

At the former Sears building, which is owned by Essentia, drive-through testing will continue to be performed in a garage on-site. Patients will still need a medical order to be tested.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, Essentia Health recommends you first start a free E-Visit at EssentiaHealth.com

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure.  The most common symptoms include:

  • Fever of more than 100 degrees
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Other symptoms may include:

  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Loss of taste
  • Loss of smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/Vomiting

During a free E-Visit, a physician or advanced practitioner will evaluate your symptoms and provide care or self-quarantine instructions at that time. A COVID-19 test may also be recommended.

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