COVID-19 test for work, travel, or surgery. What do I need to do?
If you need a COVID-19 test (examples: returning to work, flying to Alaska, pre-surgery – outside of Bonner General), call your primary care provider to order the test and have it sent to our Lab Department. Then, please visit our drive-thru testing site at the hours below to receive your test.
*If you are scheduled to have surgery at Bonner General Health, please visit our lab during business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-2:00 pm, for a COVID-19 test.
Drive-Thru Testing hours
- Monday: 8 – 10AM & 11AM – 1PM
- Tuesday: 8 – 10AM & 11AM – 1PM
- Wednesday: 8 – 10AM & 11AM – 1PM
- Thursday: 8 – 10AM & 11AM – 1PM
- Friday: 8 – 10AM & 11AM – 1PM
*Hours are subject to change. A provider’s order is required to receive a COVID-19 test.
Location: The COVID testing site is located on the west side of the Health Services Building at 423 N. Third Avenue. Please enter from Alder, between 3rd and 4th Ave.
- Please remain in your car until it is your turn to test.
- Walk up to the trailer window for your test.
- Results should be available within 24 hours through the patient portal.
What if I do not have a Primary Care Provider?
If you are sick, you can be seen through our Emergency Department as an ED patient. Emergency Department billing will apply.
Panhandle Health District is writing orders for COVID-19 tests. Call 877-415-5225 Monday-Friday 9am-noon & 1pm-4pm.
How much does a COVID-19 test cost?
A COVID-19 test cost $150.00 + $47.00 lab draw fee.
*Most insurances pay for all of this without any out-of-pocket for the patient; however, please check with your insurance company to confirm your coverage. If you do not have insurance, a government program can be utilized to cover the services.
If you are uninsured and pre-pay, a 20% discount is given.
I am experiencing symptoms, and it is after hours. What do I do?
Call our Emergency Department at (208) 265-1020 and report your symptoms. If it is recommended that you come in for a test, arrive at the Emergency Department, stay in your car, and call the above number. One of our staff members will come to you.
*Please note there will be an Emergency Department fee associated with your visit.
How do I get my COVID-19 test results?
All COVID-19 test results will be available through the BGH Patient Portal. Information will be needed (such as an email address) to use the patient portal. Click HERE to sign up or log in—instructions for using the patient portal HERE.
If you were seen in our Emergency Department and received a COVID-19 test, and you test positive, one of our staff members will call you.
If you have an order from your provider and were tested during drive-through hours, your primary care provider will call with your results.
What should I do while I’m waiting for my results?
If you are awaiting test results for COVID-19, please, self-isolate and avoid contact with anyone outside of your home; this is crucial to limiting the spread of COVID-19.
What if I am positive?
Please self-isolate and limit contact to anyone outside of your home.
How can I get an IgG Antibody test?
Call your primary care provider if you would like to be tested for the COVID-19 Antibody, SARS-CoV-2. Once an order is received, a blood draw will be taken at our laboratory services department. *Please note: upon entry to Bonner General Health, you will be asked a series of screening questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms and required to wear a mask. We will provide one if you do not have one.
How much is a COVID IgG Antibody test?
If you are uninsured and want a test, $60 + $20 for the lab draw. A 20% discount is given if you pre-pay.
Does my insurance cover the test?
Some insurances are covering Antibody testing. Please contact your insurance company to find out if they will cover the test.
Additional information HERE