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OPTIONS FOR RECEIVING YOUR MEDICATIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Sault Tribe Covid-19 RNA Testing

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Sault Tribe Covid-19 RNA Testing

Please, call Sault Tribe Health Center Triage Line to talk to a Nurse about any Covid-19 symptoms and testing questions.

Dial (906) 632-5200 and press 1. - Ask for the Covid-19 Triage Line.

Criteria for Testing: Patients are evaluated by Triage Nurse to determine if testing is necessary.

1) Moderate to severe symptoms are scheduled for an appointment.
2) It is recommended that Covid-19 RNA tests are administered 5 days or longer after a potential exposure.
3) If the symptoms are determined to be mild, patients will be asked to self-quarantine and monitor symptoms. - A nurse will follow up with the patient the next day via telephone.

** If a Nurse has any uncertainties about patient care they consult a physician supervisor. **

Asymptomatic Patients:

Sault Tribe Health Center only tests asymptomatic patients if they are undergoing pre-surgical screening, if they are returning to their group home and require a negative test result for re-entry, or Sault Tribe Health Center receives a contact tracing request from the Health Department.

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