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COVID-19 Testing

Aspirus COVID-19 Call Center Hotline
1-844-568-0701 or 715-843-1454

 

If you’re experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, please see below for your testing options. 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. 

If you think you’re experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911. 


COVID-19 Testing Options

1.  MyAspirus App (Apple | Android)

  • Login to MyAspirus to complete the COVID-19 Symptom Checker to see if your responses match the criteria established for testing. If so, you will be prompted to schedule an appointment at an Aspirus testing site of your choice.
  • If tested for COVID-19, your results will be posted in MyAspirus as soon as they are available. This is the quickest way to receive your results.
  • If you do not have a MyAspirus account, visit myaspirus.org and sign up without an activation code by responding to the questions from a Third-Party Verification System. Please note that your responses are secure and will not be stored anywhere within MyAspirus. You are not able to use the App until you have created an account online. 
  • If you are joining us from a previous Ascension location, click here to learn more about the functions that you can take advantage of in MyAspirus.

2.  Aspirus COVID-19 Call Center Hotline

  • 1-844-568-0701 or 715-843-1454
  • Hours: 7 am – 7 pm, Monday – Friday | 8 am – 5 pm, Saturday – Sunday
  • Portage area residents call 608-745-6490 to reach Aspirus Divine Savior Hospital

Pricing Information

During the COVID-19 emergency period declared by the Public Health Act, providers are required to make public the cash price for the diagnostic test for COVID-19 [Reference: CARES Act Sec. 3202]. The cash price shown is for all Aspirus entities (listed below) in all care settings where tests are performed.

COVID-19 Diagnostic Test

  • Cash Price: $221.00*
  • COVID-19 Diagnostic Antigen (Rapid) Test Cash Price: $100.00*
  • COVID-19 and Influenza A and B Diagnostic Nucleic Acid Test Panel Cash Price: $429.00*
  • COVID-19, Influenza A and B, and RSV Diagnostic Nucleic Acid Test Panel Cash Price: $429.00*
  • COVID-19 Lab Specimen Collection Cash Price: $32.00*

COVID-19 Antibody Test

  • Cash Price: $43.00*
  • COVID-19 Lab Specimen Collection Cash Price: $32.00*

**There is federal legislation, commonly known as the CARES Act, that mandates most health insurance carriers to cover the cost of diagnostic testing for COVID-19. Federally funded program(s) are also available to help cover the cost of COVID-19 testing for patients without insurance. There are some exceptions to this coverage. These exceptions include patients with Self-Funded Health Insurance plans and patients being tested without symptoms.

Please note: It is always best practice to contact your insurance provider to verify the cost or coverage of services.

Aspirus entities:

  • Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Inc. (includes Aspirus Stevens Point campus)
  • Aspirus Clinics, Inc.
  • Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics, Inc.
  • Langlade Hospital Hotel Dieu of St Joseph of Antigo Wisconsin
  • Aspirus Medford Hospital & Clinics, Inc.
  • Aspirus Divine Savior Hospital & Clinics
  • Aspirus Ironwood Hospital & Clinics, Inc.
  • Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics, Inc.
  • Aspirus Keweenaw
  • Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, Inc.
  • Aspirus Extended Services, Inc.
  • Aspirus VNA Home Health, Inc. (Aspirus At Home)

Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

The hallmark symptoms of COVID-19 are: 

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19. The CDC website has a wealth of information related to signs and symptoms related to COVID-19.

    Where are the Aspirus testing sites?

    • Antigo, WI
      Iron River, MI
      Ironwood, MI
      Lake Linden, MI
      Medford, WI

    • Ontonagon, MI
      Portage, WI
      Stevens Point, WI
      Wausau, WI
      Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    What is considered an "exposure" to COVID-19?

    Per the CDC, a potential exposure means being a household contact or having close contact within 6 feet of an individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more. The timeframe for having contact with an individual includes the period of time of 48 hours before the individual became symptomatic.

    What is the difference between a diagnostic and antibody test?

    Diagnostic: Diagnostic testing confirms active infection.

    Antibody: Antibody testing detects susceptibility for and past infection of COVID-19. Aspirus providers can now order COVID-19 antibody tests. Testing will be performed daily, with results available within 24 hours of the sample arriving at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital Lab. Antibody testing can be performed at any Aspirus lab location and patients are not being referred to the alternative testing sites.

    View Testing Comparison

    How do I protect myself and others?

    First and foremost, get vaccinated! Vaccination is the safest, most effective way to protect yourself against COVID-19. By doing the additional things below, our community can help slow the spread of the virus. We’re all in this together.

    • Avoid close contact with people/social distancing
    • Avoid large gatherings
    • Avoid touching your face
    • Wear cloth face coverings in public settings
    • Wash your hands often
    • Sanitize frequently touched surfaces
    • Stay away from others when you are sick
    • Avoid non-essential travel
    • Cover nose and mouth when sneezing/coughing

     

    How do I get documentation for my employer to return to work?

    If you have already received your COVID-19 test results and need to provide documentation to your employer to return to work, DO NOT call the Aspirus COVID-19 Call Center. Our Call Center Staff cannot help you with the required documentation. Instead, the quickest way to get this documentation is to log on to your MyAspirus account from a computer. Find the "print icon" on the right side of the screen and print your results to a paper printer or an electronic PDF printer. Please note that this is not available on a cell phone or tablet. Screenshots do not show your name and date of birth and often are not accepted by your employer and/or school.   
     
    If you do not have a computer with a printer you will need to obtain a HIPAA Authorization form complete it and email it to aspirushealthinformation@aspirus.org to have health information share your results. This can take 2-3 days from the date that your HIPAA authorization has been received.