Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinic and Service Updates

Last updated, 1/11/2022, at 3:30pm.

Boynton Health offers COVID-19 vaccines by appointment to U of M students, faculty, staff, retirees, and alumni. Booster shots are  available, with limited availability, for those who are eligible. Visit to learn more.

As part of a greater effort to #StopTheSpreadUMN of highly contagious COVID-19 variants, surgical masks (or masks with a higher degree of protection such as surgical masks or KN95 or N95) are now required to enter Boynton Health facilities. This requirement takes effect immediately and includes Boynton Health’s clinics on the East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul as well as any immunization clinics or physical therapy appointments at RecWell. Surgical masks will be provided at our entrances to those who are wearing a cloth mask.

Amid surges of highly contagious variants, such as Omicron, it is more important now than ever to brush up on other basic prevention strategies to help #StopTheSpreadUMN such as:

  • Get your flu shot and the COVID-19 Vaccine + booster to help reduce illness 
  • Getting tested for COVID-19 
  • Wearing a well-fitted mask wherever you go
  • Staying home if you are feeling sick
  • Washing your hands frequently
  • Limiting any indoor activities that involve gathering for extended periods of time

Telehealth and In-clinic Appointments

At this time, we are scheduling both in-clinic and telehealth appointments.

In-clinic, Pre-appointment Online Screening Tool

Everyone coming into Boynton must answer screening questions for COVID symptoms by using our online pre-appointment screening tool.

Coronavirus, COVID-19 Testing

Boynton is one of many coronavirus, COVID-19 testing sites in the state of Minnesota.

We offer COVID testing to University of Minnesota Twin Cities students, faculty, and staff.

Learn how to get a coronavirus test at Boynton.

What to Do If You Are Sick

If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, we encourage you to:

  1. Self-isolate to help prevent spreading the disease
  2. Call our Nurse Line 612-625-7900

If you come to Boynton Health with coronavirus symptoms, DO NOT ENTER. Stop and call 612-625-7900 and someone will direct you further.

Wearing Masks and Social Distancing to Protect Other People

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you should cover your mouth and nose well-fitted mask when in public, or when you are around other people.

A mask is not a substitute for social distancing. Keep six feet of distance between yourself and other people. Check out these tips on masks.