COVID-19 Testing Guidelines- update 9/17/2021
COVID-19 testing is currently available for SYMPTOMATIC patients by appointment. Appointments are available 7 days a week, 10am-3pm daily. You can schedule by calling our clinic at (208) 365-6004.
- Valor Health offers COVID-19 testing to patients with COVID-19 symptoms, as confirmed by clinical evaluation.
- Patients need to be symptomatic for 3-5 days prior to testing.
- COVID-19 tests will be provided only to patients who meets this criteria.
We are not offering asymptomatic testing at this time in order to preserve our testing supplies and to minimize staff. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is offering free, at-home COVID-19 test kits. Tests can be requested by calling 2-1-1; no personal information is required other than a name and mailing address. Learn more at https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/news/free-home-covid-19-tests-are-available-idaho-dialing-2-1-1#main-content
Valor Health also has a limited stock of the VAULT* PCR at-home COVID-19 tests kits. Tests are available while supplies last. Tests will be available at our drive-up greeting station in the parking lot of Valor Health Family Medicine, located at 1102 E Locust Street during these hours:
- Monday-Friday 8-5
- Saturday 8-3
You will be screened upon arrival and asked to wear a mask when you enter our facilities.
COVID-19 Testing Information and Urgent Care
Not everyone needs to be tested. If 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.
Over the past months, we have seen an increase in the numbers of symptomatic and asymptomatic patients requesting COVID-19 testing. Due to this increase, we are experiencing longer-than-normal wait times in our Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinic.
In order to support our staff in managing the overwhelming amount of testing they are providing and to preserve our limited testing supplies
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
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
You can use the CDC symptom checker HERE.