Iowa Lakes Test Iowa Sites - COVID-19


The Palo Alto County Hospital, Emmet County Public Health and Spencer Hospital have all become Test Iowa sites for Iowa Lakes’ students and employees. This means that students and employees can get tested locally as determined by the Test Iowa online questionnaire.

Emmetsburg Campus - Palo Alto County Hospital

Estherville Campus - Emmet County Public Health

Spencer Campus - Spencer Hospital

Take the Test Iowa Questionnaire 

If you have COVID symptoms and are testing through the free college Test Iowa site, you must contact the Public Health office.

  • Palo Alto Hospital & Public Health 
    Call to schedule an appointment at 712-852-5419

    • Appointments will be available on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 am -11:30 am
  • Emmet County Public Health
    Call to schedule an appointment at 712-362-2490.

    • Monday - Friday Mornings
  • Spencer Hospital-Clay County Public Health
    Call to schedule an appointment at 712-264-6380

    • Mon.-Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
I think I have COVID. How do I use the Iowa Lakes Test Iowa Site?

Do you think you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and want to get tested for COVID-19 using an Iowa Lakes Test Iowa site? 

Simply follow the steps listed below:

  • Stay home.
  • Visit the State of Iowa COVID-19 Test Iowa site and complete a questionnaire:


Once you begin the questionnaire, you will be asked to provide a series of personal information including First Name, Last Name, Email etc. 

It is very important that you enter your college address and zip code when completing the questionnaire. Otherwise, the correct Public Health County does not get notified.

Use your campus address and zip code:

50536 Emmetsburg zip code
51334 Estherville zip code
51304 Spencer zip code

After you answer all questions regarding personal information, you will be asked to Select the school you are affiliated with below:

Please select your college location:
     Iowa Lakes Community College 

At the end of the survey it will ask you about getting tested.   

  • Answer - I am interested in being tested


STUDENTS approved for testing, please contact:  

Julie Williams
Executive Dean of Students 


Delaine Hiney
Executive Director of Facilities Management

You will need your current valid Iowa Lakes student photo ID to get tested.

EMPLOYEES approved for testing, please contact:

Kathy Muller
Executive Director of Human Resources

You will need your current valid Iowa Lakes employee photo ID to get tested.