Who Are We?

COVID Outreach Wood River is a Community COVID Health Fair produced by collaboration between the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation and Dr. Tom Archie, MD to expand the local availability of COVID19 Viral Detection nasal swab PCR testing.

Currently, testing is only available in the Wood River Valley for people with clear COVID19 symptoms. 

Our goal is to fill a COVID PCR testing gap produced by the lack of available testing for asymptomatic people who 1) have had a close-contact exposure to someone with COVID19, 2) have an upcoming out-of-area medical procedure requiring testing, or 3) are considering periodic screening of people who live or work in close contact with many others. Also served are people who are symptomatic but have difficulty accessing testing. 

By increasing testing availability, a greater number of people with new COVID19 infections will be able more quickly to self-quarantine and thereby protect others. Combined with social distancing, wearing masks when around non-household people, and frequent hand washing, expanded viral detection testing is part of a strategy to suppress the pandemic and keep our people healthy and our economy strong.

  • No Symptoms but exposed? Test 5-8 days after “close contact” exposure 
  • Symptoms are present? Test 2-3 days after onset of symptoms
  • Not for those who have tested positive within the last 3 months
  • There is no charge for COVID19 Viral Detection nasal swab testing.
  • (Testing is donated by the St Luke’s Wood River Foundation.)
  • Temporary testing sites
    • Ketchum: Drive-up: Lupine Building, 220 S. 2nd Ave, Suite 103 (park on south side of building)
    • Hailey: Drive-up: Blaine County School District Office, 118 W. Bullion St, Hailey (pull all the way back and park on the right)
    • Bellevue: Drive-up: South Central Public Health, 117 Ash St, Bellevue (park next to testing van in lot)
  • Do not enter buildings. Look for signage. Test sample collection is performed in your car. Schedule testing online only.
  • We are not establishing a physician-patient relationship or providing medical advice beyond test-result-specific recommendations.
  • Requests for medical advice are redirected to the individual’s primary physician.
  • We are not testing for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2.
  • We are not testing for other infections, such as influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, Epstein-Barr virus, or strep throat.
  • We are not doing a physical examination.
  • This is not part of a research study.
  • Stay in isolation until your test has been completed and its result is final.
  • Do not go to any public place or business during this time.
  • Within 24-36 hours

**See Frequently Asked Questions for important information**

  • Review and sign the consent form
  • Sign up for a testing appointment online.
    a. Check this website for the daily location schedule (testing locations change on different days).
    b. Be on time for your test.   Remain in your vehicle to be tested.
    c. Blow your nose a few minutes before your nasal swab test.
    d. After your test, you will then leave the testing center.
  • You will receive within 24-36 hours by text or email
  • Positive test results:
    a. Are sent to the South Central Public Health District, who will handle contact tracing.
    b. Are followed up with a phone call to confirm receipt of PCR+ lab results.
    c. Are communicated to your primary care physician when identified.

Testing Location Schedule

Temporary testing locations change, depending on the day. 

This week’s schedule:

Monday:  Ketchum  – Lupine Building, 220 S. 2nd Ave, Ste 103

Tuesday: Hailey – BC School District Office, 118 W. Bullion  

Wednesday: Bellevue  –  South Central Public Health, 117 Ash 

Thursday: Ketchum  –  Lupine Bdg, 220 S. 2nd Ave, Ste 103

Friday: Hailey  –  BC School District Office, 118 W. Bullion  

Saturday: Bellevue  –  South Central Public Health, 117 Ash

This project is made possible through community generosity.  If you would like to support COVID testing efforts, please join us by making a gift to the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation:    www.slwrf.org

Contact

outreach@covidoutreachwoodriver.com

This email address is checked intermittently.
Please sign up online to get tested.
This email address is not for medical advice.
Requests for medical advice must be directed to your personal physician. 

208-806-1014

This is a voicemail only and is checked intermittently.
Please sign up online to get tested.
This phone is not for medical advice.
Phone calls for medical advice must be directed to your personal physician. 

Do not call Dr Archie’s medical practice.
Do not the call temporary testing sites.
Those calls will be redirected to this voicemail or to this website.