Visiting hospitalBenson, Minn. – Due to declining COVID-19 hospitalizations and positivity rates, Swift County-Benson Health Services is revising its visitor policy.

Starting Wednesday, February 23, updated visitor guidelines allow up to two healthy adult visitors for adult and minor patients in the hospital and clinic settings. Masking guidelines remain in place.

These guidelines do not pertain to long-term care and senior housing as these facilities have different requirements.

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing

SCBHS is now offering asymptomatic testing for those who have been in close contact to someone with COVID-19 and pre-travel testing. Depending on the type of test, results can take up to five days. Travelers should research the type of COVID-19 test, timeline and documentation required for their destinations.

You can now schedule an asymptomatic test by calling 320-843-2030.

At this time, pre-event/pre-activity testing remains paused and is not an available service at our curbside, clinic, emergency room or walk-in clinic. In these instances, we encourage community members to utilize an at-home COVID-19 test or find a community testing site to fulfill their needs.

As these changes are implemented, we ask for patience and understanding. SCBHS is constantly reviewing our current visitor guidelines and the availability of COVID-19 testing.