Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccinations are being scheduled weekly by appointment for all who are 16 or older.  For an appointment, call Riverwood at 844-428-1323, 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

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 vaccine clinics open to all

Riverwood COVID-19 Updates Forum invitation – April 8, 2021

COVID-19 Update with Dr. David Taylor on KKIN Radio – March 23, 2021

Riverwood COVID-19 Updates Forum recording – March 18, 2021

Vaccine eligibility opens to wider group of Minnesotans – March 11, 2021

Riverwood opens up COVID-19 vaccine appointments for age 65+

Riverwood Forum/Exercise Benefits recording – March 4, 2021

Riverwood announces several COVID-19-related changes – February 24, 2021

Riverwood COVID-19 Updates Forum recording – Feb. 18, 2021

Riverwood  updates hospital visitors restrictions – Feb. 15, 2021

Riverwood continues COVID-19 vaccine distribution to 65+ priority group

Riverwood begins first COVID-19 vaccine distribution – Jan. 27, 2021

Riverwood COVID-19 Updates Forum recording – Jan. 28, 2021

COVID-19 Update with Dr. David Taylor on KKIN Radio – Jan. 15, 2021

Riverwood COVID-19 & Mental Health Forum recording – Jan. 14, 2021

Riverwood COVID-19 Updates Forum recording – Jan. 7, 2021

Riverwood COVID-19 Updates Forum recording – Dec. 17, 2020

Riverwood update on visitor restrictions, testing- Nov. 9, 2020

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—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 via drive-up at its Aitkin and McGregor locations by appointment.  For Aitkin, testing hours are 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and for McGregor, hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For test appointments in Aitkin or McGregor, call 218-927-2157

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.

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  • Riverwood COVID-19 vaccination appointments: 844-428-1323.
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