Responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 Screening Clinic

Updated February 18, 2021 - Please check back regularly because the information will change frequently due to the current surge in COVID patients.


The information below is intended to serve as a guide for current COVID testing. There are many variables that will determine cost of testing and the turnaround time for results. At HGH, we continually fine-tuning our testing process to ensure patients are receiving timely information for their health needs.

Screening clinic details, including locations and times, are subject to change.
Please be sure to bring your ID and insurance card with you to the Screening Clinic.

Have symptoms No symptoms
Do I need an appointment? Appointment needed;
Call 775.623.5222, ext. 1379
No appointment necessary
Screening location HGH West Campus HGH West Campus Parking Lot
Hours of operation Monday-Wednesday
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Closed 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Will I see a provider? Yes No
How and where is the test administered? Nasal swab in the provider’s office Nasal swab as you sit in your car
How much will it cost? Depending on the test used, test cost can range from free to $100
Provider fees and additional testing fees will apply. Because of variation
of each patient’s needs, it is difficult to provide a specific cost of care.
Depending on the test used, cost can range from free to $100
When will I know my results? Due to high testing volumes, it is difficult to guarantee turnaround times. Results may be available between 0-10 days. All labs are currently being overwhelmed with the number of tests they must process. It is our goal to get you the results as soon as possible but the length of time you must wait is out of HGH’s control. You will receive a phone call with your results as soon as they are available.
What do I do until I get my results? You should self-quarantine until you receive your results. If your symptoms worsen, please contact your healthcare provider. If symptoms become severe, go to the Emergency Room. If your test result is negative, you do not need to quarantine but you should continue to wear a mask and follow other safe practices.

Patient Visitor Policy

Things are unpredictable these days. Visitation restrictions may change at any time in response to federal or state regulations. We will do our best to provide as much advanced notice as possible of these changes. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Updated February 17, 2021


At the beginning of the patient visit they will be asked to identify two healthy adult patient supporters; who will be available to accompany them on their medical visit, surgery, birthing or hospital stay. One patient supporter is allowed to visit at a time. The patient''s supporters name will be provided to the screening desk to allow entrance to visit during visiting hours.

Normal visitation: 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.


Visitation is allowed by appointment only and must follow CDC guidelines. Call 775.304.9655 for a 30-60 minute appointment. All visitors must be screened at the main entrance before entering. Visitation will be limited to two visitors per resident. Visitation will take place in a visitation room or outside. The area will be cleaned before and after each visit. Face coverings must be worn. If CMS records the county at a 10% positivity rate or we have a COVID-19 patient in the hospital, visitation will cease until a decrease in the positivity rate occurs. Staff will provide additional visit requirements at the time the appointment is made.


All services remain open.


Inpatient and outpatient surgeries are being performed.


  • All visitors will be screened for temperature and COVID-19 symptoms; any visitor with fever or COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to visit.

  • All visitors who are cleared to enter the facility will wear a sticker indicating the date and their destination; inpatient visitors should report immediately to the nurses’ station.

  • All visitors must wear a facial covering at all times. Visitors who cannot wear a facial covering for medical reasons must provide documentation from their medical provider.

  • All visitors must practice appropriate hand hygiene.

  • All visitors will be required to practice strict social distancing.


Responding to COVID-19

At Humboldt General Hospital, we are prepared to safely screen, diagnose and care for patients with respiratory illness, including COVID-19.

We have implemented enhanced infection prevention strategies, such as visitor limitations and screening procedures, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Humboldt County.

We are committed to patient confidentiality and will not be providing details about patients in our care. Any confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be reported to designated state and federal agencies per governmental guidelines.

As always, prevention is key, and we stress the importance of wearing a mask, maintaining at least six feet of social distance and proper hand hygiene.