The Huron community has a call center to help respond to questions and offer information about the COVID-19, possible symptoms, patient screening for testing and resources. The call center can be reached at (605) 353-6214 for testing. If a representative is not readily available, callers should leave a message, which the call center will return.
The Beadle County Unified Task Force has set up processes for testing at a location that limits exposure. The Task Force works with the South Dakota Department of Health, which is the entity that determines which patients are tested. Testing at the test site is by appointment only. Clinics within the community also offer COVID-19 testing.
IMPORTANT: The test is only available to individuals who have been screened by a healthcare provider and referred for the test. When reporting to your local clinic, CALL AHEAD before arriving to conduct this screening process, which will protect patients and staff.
Based on the severity of your symptoms, your provider may ask you to stay home and isolate yourself. Please follow these recommendations from the CDC.
If COVID-19 testing is ordered by the healthcare provider, the healthcare provider must contact the call center directly to request the test for you. After receiving your patient information and an order from the healthcare provider, the call center will contact you to schedule an appointment to be tested. The healthcare provider, the SD DOH or designated HRMC staff will then contact the patient directly with the results.
Does HRMC Charge for COVID-19 Testing?
HRMC does not charge the patient for diagnostic testing costs for COVID-19 when the collection is analyzed at HRMC or at the SD DOH laboratory. Though there is no charge for the actual COVID-19 diagnostic lab test, hospital charges do apply if the test is performed at HRMC.