Starting Monday, January 25, outpatient swab-only testing for COVID-19
will move from Mile Bluff’s East Clinic to Mile Bluff’s new
building at 690 Kennedy Street in Mauston*.
Swab-only testing is intended for those who have minor, moderate, or no
symptoms of COVID-19. The test is billed as an outpatient lab appointment.
Anyone interested in using this service is encouraged to reserve a spot
online by visiting
www.milebluff.com/COVIDtesting. Once you have reserved your spot, you will receive updates and reminder
text messages about your upcoming visit.
When you arrive at the Kennedy Street building for swab-only testing, remain
in your vehicle and text “HERE” to the number you received
your reminder text from. You will receive a text when it’s time
to enter. Follow the signs to the COVID-19 testing entrance. From there
you will be escorted to a testing room to be registered and receive your
COVID-19 nasal swab test.
Test results will be posted to your online patient portal within 72 hours
after your appointment. If you do not have a patient portal account, you
will be given instructions on how you can set one up.
Those who are experiencing moderate to severe symptoms, and need to see
a provider, will still be cared for at Mile Bluff’s East Clinic
at 1040 Division Street in Mauston. Appointments can be made by calling
On Tuesday, January 26, Mile Bluff will begin vaccinating its patients
who are included in phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. This will
be done by appointment only; and appointments will be made when patients
receive a direct call from a member of the Mile Bluff team. There is not
a waiting list or sign-up sheet, so patients are asked not to call about
the vaccine at this time.
Mile Bluff receives shipments of the vaccine each week. As doses arrive,
the team will reach out to patients based on the quantity of vaccines
that are allotted to the medical center. It is expected to take two to
three months complete phase 1B, as there are nearly 7,000 Mile Bluff patients
who fall into this group.
If you have a primary care provider outside of the Mile Bluff system, you
are encouraged to look into how your provider is vaccinating patients.
If you do not have a primary care provider, your local health department
can help you.
As you wait for your opportunity to be vaccinated, you are encouraged to
continue to wash your hands regularly, practice social distancing, wear
a mask, and keep your social circles small.
For up-to-date information about COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution,
please visit our
COVID-19 information pages.
*To find the new building at 690 Kennedy Street for swab-only testing or
vaccine appointments, take Gateway Avenue and turn on Kennedy Street at
the stop lights by Hardee’s and Kwik Trip. As you go up the hill,
turn right to continue on Kennedy Street after passing the Mauston Food
Pantry. The building will be on the left side of the road.