Mayo Clinic Health System is discontinuing the respiratory clinic formed in its Holmen clinic in April in response to COVID-19, and transitioning its Onalaska clinic from urgent to same-day services.
Beginning July 7, the respiratory clinic, which has seen a decline in patient need, will no longer operate, and regular services, including physical therapy, ultrasound and behavioral health, will resume on the building’s lower level.
“Safety measures have been put into place at all clinic locations in order to care for respiratory patients while preventing any potential virus transmission to other patients in the building, including a separate area for respiratory patients, strict social distancing guidelines, and appropriate personal protective equipment,” says Megan Eddy, Mayo Clinic Health System administrator.
Also starting July 7, the Onalaska Urgent Care Center will begin operating as a same-day clinic in the Family Medicine Department of the hospital’s first floor. Services available between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday include treatment for cold or flu, sprains or simple fractures, cuts, skin rashes, urinary tract infections, minor allergic reactions, minor burns and gastrointestinal upset. No appointment is needed.
The Holmen and Onalaska clinics will continue to implement precautions including patient screening, wearing of face masks by all patients and staff, and enhanced sanitation of waiting areas, patient care spaces and staff areas.
Patients with any possible COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, are asked to call before coming to the clinic.
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