COVID-19 Hub & Vaccine Information

SCMC has the Pfizer 2023-24 formula available for ages 5 & up.  
Schedule an appointment by calling (320) 589-7600.

We continue to follow the recommended guidelines for medical facilities and all patients and visitors. Masking is based on the community transmission levels. Signage will be posted as to the current recommendations for masks.

As a reminder to our patients COVID-19 tests and vaccines are no longer FREE and will be ran through insurance now.

For people who have a known exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, we encourage them to follow Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) quarantine guidelines and practice strict mask wearing for the entire 10 days. If symptoms develop, a test can be scheduled.
SCMC has testing available Monday-Friday between 9am - 1pm. You don’t need to see a provider to be tested, but you do need to call for an appointment at (320) 589-7636. Please present to the Urgent & Respiratory Clinic. 
NOTE: If you are asymptomatic and it is for work, travel, or pre-op surgical procedures, you can go to the main entrance to check in. A lab appointment is still required.
*As a reminder to our patients the COVID-19 tests are no longer free and will be ran through insurance.

What you need to know update 9/16/23

  • CDC recommends the 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Everyone aged 5 years and older should get 1 dose of the updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get additional doses of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Children aged 6 months–4 years need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be up to date, including at least 1 dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
  • COVID-19 vaccine recommendations will be updated as needed.
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COVID-19 tests are no longer FREE and will be ran through your insurance. As you have heard in the news and from MDH and the CDC, every home in Minnesota is eligible to order rapid at-home COVID-19 tests once a month for free, while supplies last. For more info and to order your at home tests you can visit either of these sites: 

If you are unsure if you need a test or need to talk to someone about your symptoms you can call your primary provider.

What type of COVID-19 test should I take?

In general, there are two types of diagnostic tests for COVID-19: molecular and antigen. At SCMC, we focus on molecular testing. These tests detect the virus’s genetic material and are considered highly accurate. You might hear these tests referred to as a “PCR” amongst others. Although results are typically available within 72 hours, it may take longer to get results, depending on the volumes of tests being conducted.

On the other hand, antigen tests look for specific proteins on the surface of the virus. These tests are often done at community sites, businesses, or at home. While they can produce results quickly, they may not be as accurate. However, a positive antigen test is considered a probable case of COVID-19.

For more information about COVID-19 tests, visit:



Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
*Weekends & Holidays: 9:00am – 12:30pm
*Weekends & designated holidayas are by appointment only
, call (320) 589-7636*

*No weekend or Holiday walk-in COVID-19 testing available.
COVID-19 testing is done Mon-Fri by appointment only.  Call (320) 589-7636

*Reminder the entrance for Urgent & Respiratory Care is on north side (First Street).