WMC’s Test Iowa service relocates to Steve’s Car Care in Decorah for the winter

Released: 11/13/20

In preparation for colder weather, Winneshiek Medical Center and Steve’s Car Care have partnered to provide an indoor space for Test Iowa this winter.

“We knew it would be ideal to have an indoor, drive-through space for Test Iowa testing, but did not have anything on our campus to accommodate that need,” says Dave Rooney, administrator for operations, Winneshiek Medical Center.   The team leading the Test Iowa effort reached out to the community, and initially found a location at the Army Reserve Center, but unfortunately, ran into the unforeseen challenges.  Rooney adds, “We are so pleased that Steve and Julie Spilde and Steve’s Car Care have offered us a portion of their facility on Montgomery Street in Decorah to use.  It is an ideal set-up for the winter.”

Steve’s Car Care has a heated drive through garage that will allow people to stay in their cars while being tested and protects WMC staff from the elements.  Additionally, there is adequate space that can safely accommodate the vehicles lining up for the service.

Steve Spilde says, “When Winneshiek Medical Center approached us with the need for an indoor, drive-through testing location, we knew we could give back in this way. It is our privilege to offer a portion of our facility to the community during the pandemic.”


Important details to know

  • Steve’s Car Care is located at 418 Montgomery St, Decorah. The Test Iowa site is behind the car wash.
  • Test Iowa testing hours are currently 9 am – 12 noon (subject to change).
  • All Test Iowa COVID-19 tests require an appointment. Visit testiowa.com to take the short assessment and to schedule.
  • People with a scheduled Test Iowa appointment will drive behind the car wash to access the testing site. Follow the signs to the testing entrance.
  • In addition to Test Iowa, Winneshiek Medical Center continues to perform COVID-19 tests throughout the day following CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health criteria at their Montgomery Street campus. Call 563-382-2911 to schedule.

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