COVID-19 Updates

People seeking vaccination can schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment (including boosters for those eligible) by calling the clinic at (218)387-2330. Vaccinations will happen on-site at the clinic.

If you feel sick or have any questions about COVID-19, please call the clinic. Our nurses are here to help.

Covid Safety at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

  • Patients entering Sawtooth Mountain Clinic will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.  If you have symptoms, and you’ve also got a negative COVID test from SMC or North Shore Health, you can be seen in the clinic.  Unfortunately, if you have negative results from a home test or haven’t been tested, you can’t come into the clinic waiting area or be seen in person.  To get guidance regarding your symptoms and your appointment, call SMC before you make the trip: 218-387-2330.
  • Per CDC guidelines, masks are required inside SMC and all healthcare facilities.
  • Our goal is to keep people as safe as possible. To do this:
    • We offer both in-person and telehealth appointments.
    • Patients with telehealth appointments are encouraged to register for our Patient Portal. Please call the clinic at (218) 387-2330 to register.

COVID Testing Information

Covid -19 Testing Options in Cook County

If you are testing because you are symptomatic with no known exposure, please stay home until you receive a negative test result.

If you are testing because you are a close contact, please complete your quarantine guidance, even if you receive a negative test.  Watch for symptoms throughout your quarantine, and re-test if you develop symptoms.

COVID-19 Community Testing – Fall Program
Testing, in addition to COVID-19 vaccination, is a safe, effective way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  It’s available Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center.  Testing is free of cost and everyone in the community is welcome!  We use Cue Health Molecular rapid tests, which are lab-quality tests that look for viral presence through the molecular components of the virus. Results are available within 25 minutes.

Please consider the opportunity of screening yourself or your children for COVID-19, especially:

  • 5-7 days after exposure at school or childcare facility
  • Before or after traveling
  • 5-7 days after large social gatherings

Call Cook County Public Health at 218-387-3605 or email covid-19hotline@co.cook.mn.us if you have any questions or to share your positive OTC test results.

Register for a test.

COVID-19 Informational Resources

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

Stay up to date with Sawtooth Mountain Clinic’s response to COVID-19 through these platforms:

Cook County
State and National

Resources recommended by Dr. Kurt Farchmin, Cook County COVID-19 Response’s Medical Director:

Honoring Choices Minnesota
Resources for more information on: