As a health care facility, Madison Healthcare Services is prepared for outbreaks like COVID-19. MHS is working closely with the CDC, Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to follow established protocols while looking at options that are best for our community.
If you are concerned you have symptoms of COVID-19 please call 320-598-7551 prior to your arrival to the Clinic or ER. You will receive guidance on when to arrive and what precautions to take.
Here’s what we are doing to minimize exposures to patients, residents, and healthcare workers and to control the flow of patients as recommended by the CDC and MDH:
- At this time we are not allowing visitors to the Care Center, Hilltop or the Hospital.
- All patients will need to answer a screening questionnaire prior to entry, please wait and you will be met at the door by a nurse who will take your temperature.
- The Emergency Department is open for emergencies.
- We are asking patients to not bring more than one additional person with to their appointment. If this presents a hardship, please contact us prior to your arrival.
- Elective Procedures at Madison Healthcare Services are Postponed.
- Clinic Visits – Annual well checks, Preventative visits, etc. will be suspended until further notice MHS patients that have these kinds of appointments will be contacted to reschedule.
Typical symptoms of COVID-19 are fever of over 100 degrees, cough, new or worsening shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, chills, muscle pains, headache, diarrhea, vomiting.
We are asking anyone who thinks they might have COVID-19 to please call 320-598-7551 and to not come in person to the clinic in order to protect staff and other patients.
It’s important to know that COVID-19 cases range from very mild, including some with no reported symptoms, to severe. There are cases that have resulted in death. Not everyone who is exposed to this virus will experience serious or life-threatening illness, in fact, the majority of cases are mild. Older people or those with underlying health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease or diabetes, seem to be at higher risk of developing serious illness.
When it comes to your health everyone wants what’s best for themselves and their families. See the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak by visiting the CDC website.CDC COVID-19 Information Visitor Restriction Information MHS COVID-19 Update