COVID Testing Facilities

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Who should get tested for current infection

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
    • Fully vaccinated people should be tested 3-5 days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
    • People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not need to get tested following an exposure as long as they do not develop new symptoms.
  • Unvaccinated people who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance as needed to avoid exposure, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded or poorly-ventilated indoor settings.
  • People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their healthcare provider.

CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

Available Testing

There are several testing options in Watertown. All hours are subject to change per facility.

It's important to wear a mask and to use a hand sanitizer when entering any facility when you have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone with symptoms. 

Healthcare Facility

Normal hours of operation

Phone Number

Department of Health's Free At-Home Testing

Order online


Brown Clinic

7:30 am – 5:00 pm (M - F)


HyVee Pharmacy

  • Monday: Closed for testing
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday: Closed for testing
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Friday: Closed for testing
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sanford Clinic

8:00 am – 7:00 pm (M – F), 8:30 am – 1:00 pm (Sat.), & 1 – 5 pm (Sun.)


Quick Care

7 am – 7 pm (M – F) and 9 am – 5 pm on Sat and Sun.


Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

24/7 Emergency Services (A physician's order is required for a COVID test).



Quick Care and Sanford Clinic offer after-hours acute care. After hours for acute care:

  • Sanford: 4:30 – 7:00 pm (M – F), 8:30 am – 1:00 pm (Sat.), & 1 – 5 pm (Sun.)
  • Quick Care: 7 am – 7 pm (M – F) and 9 am – 5 pm on Sat and Sun.

For emergent needs, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System’s emergency services are available 24/7. 

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Last modified on Wednesday, September 08, 2021