Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccinations are now open to anyone 12 years old or older.  You may see Riverwood vaccine clinic dates and times and schedule your vaccine appointment online.  SCHEDULE NOW.  You may also cancel an appointment via this scheduling tool. Chrome is the preferred browser; the link does not work in Internet Explorer.

You may also call for a vaccination appointment at 844-428-1323, 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Vaccination appointments are being offered on Thursdays, 3 to 5 p.m. at our Aitkin clinic.

Resources for vaccine information
Aitkin County Public Health: https://www.co.aitkin.mn.us/covid-19.html#gsc.tab=0
Minnesota Department of Health: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/index.jsp
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/underlying-conditions.html

Media announcements, forums and updates

Riverwood is offering COVID-19 virtual forums via Zoom regularly. See invitations and recordings below.

Riverwood COVID-19 Updates Forum recording – November 23, 2021

Riverwood COVID-19 Updates Forum recording – October 21, 2021

Riverwood COVID-19 Updates Forum recording – September 16, 2021

Riverwood COVID-19 Updates Forum recording – August 19, 2021

Riverwood COVID-19 Updates Forum recording – May 6, 2021

Aitkin County COVID-19 Vaccine & Vaccinations Forum recording – April 22, 2021

Health and safety precautions

In consideration of everyone’s health and safety, and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Riverwood screens all patients for symptoms when they check in for appointments and all visitors at our main lobby front desk at our Aitkin hospital and clinic.

The main symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms include muscle aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste and smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

All who come into Riverwood’s hospital and clinics are asked to wear masks (whether vaccinated or not)—patients, visitors, and staff. Social Distancing signage in our lobbies, waiting rooms, and hallways indicates that everyone must maintain a six-foot distance from others.

COVID-19 Testing

Riverwood offers COVID-19 testing at its Aitkin location by appointment.  Testing hours vary pending the need between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For test appointments, call 218-927-2157

Due to a very high demand for COVID-19 testing locally and statewide, Riverwood is no longer able to offer testing for travel purposes. Alternatives for testing include local pharmacies at Walgreen’s and CVS. Also see the Minnesota Department of Health website for more testing locations and resources.  See options for community testing sites in Minnesota.

See more on testing guidelines, when to get tested when having symptoms or after being exposed.

Contact Us

For everyone’s safety, if you have symptoms that you feel may be consistent with COVID-19, or if you feel that you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, please call our helpline first, so we can best prepare for your potential visit.

Riverwood Healthcare’s Coronavirus Helpline is 1-844-428-1323. Helpline hours are Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you’re experiencing mild symptoms, set up a virtual video visit with your Riverwood provider instead of coming into the clinic in person.  Our appointment line is 218-927-2157. If you have severe symptoms, such as breathing problems, seek immediate medical attention by calling 9-1-1.

What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

COVID-19 Prevention


  • Schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment online. For scheduling assistance, call (844) 428-1323. For more COVID-19 information, click here.