COVID-19 Screening Information

COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

Who Should Get Tested?

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19 (based on provider discretion).
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local or state ​health department.

We are currently limiting testing of asymptomatic patients. Patients in need of travel-required or other asymptomatic testing should contact Cole Diagnostics, Primary Health, or other Treasure Valley facilities offering this service.

Not everyone needs to be tested. IIf you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

Watch for These Symptoms:

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:

  • 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

You can use the CDC symptom checker HERE.

Respiratory Illness Screening

We are screening and testing patients for respiratory illness at our Urgent Care. We have moved our external screening station inside to better care for our patients during the cold-weather months. Urgent Care is located at 1102 E Locust Street. We ask anyone arriving at Valor Health with fever, cough, sneezing, and sore throat, or any other COVID-19 symptom to present to Urgent Care, prior to presenting to other areas of Valor Health.

Please note: If you arrive needing medical care, you will be directed appropriately (i.e.: immediate attention to ED).  If you present and don’t meet the criteria for testing, you will be sent home to conserve resources.

Current Hours for Screening and COVID-19 Testing

  • Monday – Friday 8am-7pm
  • Saturday – 8am-5pm

Location:  Valor Health Urgent Care/ Family Medicine,
1102 E Locust St., Emmett