Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updates and Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 TESTING UPDATES

Patients who need COVID-19 testing can get PCR nasal swabs at three Saltzer Health urgent care clinics. The SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 Test is designed to detect the virus that causes COVID-19 in respiratory specimens using nasal or oral swabs.

Walk-in Tests

Drop-in testing is available at our urgent care clinics in Caldwell and Nampa. No appointment required.

South Meridian, 2840 S. Meridian Road. Open 8 am – 8 pm. Seven days a week.

Caldwell512 E. Elm St, Caldwell, ID 83605 (near 10th & Logan). Open 8 am – 8 pm. Seven days a week.

South Nampa, 215 E. Hawaii Ave., Nampa ID 83686. Open 8 am – 8 pm, Seven Days a Week. 

North Nampa, 9850 W. St. Luke’s Drive, Nampa, ID 83687. Open 8 am – 8 pm, Seven Days a Week. 

During your visit, you will be seen by one of our providers for a medical assessment. Your insurance company will be billed for this assessment and the lab test. If you do not have insurance or if the charges are denied, you will be asked to pay for the cost of both the assessment and the lab test. Please let us know if you are uninsured or may have difficulty paying and we will work with you on payment options. Results will be posted to our secure, online patient portal.

To protect the health of patients and staff, all urgent care visitors are required to wear a mask. A mask will be provided to those who do not have one.

COMPANY TESTING

If you are an employee of a company that has contracted for COVID-19 testing at Saltzer Health, here are the links for appointments at our urgent care clinics:

  • South Meridian – 2840 S. Meridian Road. Open 8 am – 8 pm. Seven days a week. Make an appointment.
  • South Nampa, 215 E. Hawaii Ave. – Hours: 8 am – 8 pm Seven Days a Week. Make an appointment.
  • North Nampa, 9850 W. St. Lukes Drive. Hours: 8 am – 8 pm Seven Days a Week. Make an appointment.

Travel Testing

Due to supply constraints, we are no longer providing COVID-19 tests for travel outside Idaho. For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state, territorial, tribal and local health department where you are, along your route, and where you are going. In some cases, at-home tests are acceptable.

For CDC information about travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html#:~:text=If%20You%20Travel,is%20not%20from%20your%20household.


Resources

To help you cope with the stress or anxiety during the pandemic, here are some resources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

https://www.empoweridaho.org/resources/covid-19-and-your-mental-health/

https://www.empoweridaho.org/app/uploads/2020/03/COVID-19-Hotline.pdf

https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/pdf/Coping_with_Disaster_2.pdf

Crush the Curve Idaho

Crush The Curve Idaho is a non-profit organization formed by Idaho businesses, innovators, and leaders seeking to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Their mission is to get Idaho back to work through a statewide awareness campaign and by offering accessible testing. Corporate testing is available at sites throughout the state. To learn more, please see crushthecurveidaho.com.