JULY 6, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics expands COVID testing to include asymptomatic people (no symptoms) who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID.
Exposure is being within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes without a mask to a person who has tested positive for COVID.
JUNE 25, 2020 – If parents get too sick to care for their children, it helps to have a plan in place.
Planning ahead for possible emergencies is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. One key priority is knowing what to do if a parent or guardian becomes sick or hospitalized due to the virus.
Dr. Jennifer Fischer and Dr. Katherine Helgen answer your questions about caring for your health in the era of COVID.
Learn more: bit.ly/nhc-care-during-covid
MAY 28, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics reopens its Lakeville Clinic on Monday, June 1 for primary and specialty care.
Providers in Lakeville – plus NH+C’s Northfield, Farmington and Faribault clinics – return to their regular schedules on June 1, including evening hours.
Plans are being made to reopen the Lonsdale Clinic later in June. For now, Urgent Care in Lakeville and Express Care Clinic in Northfield remain closed.
All NH+C clinics are taking precautions for the safety of patients and staff.
MAY 27, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is reopening its Faribault Clinic for Orthopedics and
ENT (ear, nose and throat) care. Plus: Mac is back.
The Faribault Clinic also welcomes Dr. David McIntyre, a family medicine doctor and Faribault
native now seeing patients in NH+C’s Faribault Clinic. Dr. McIntyre continues to see patients in
the Northfield Clinic, too.
MAY 18, 2020 -- As the state of Minnesota loosens Stay at Home restrictions and allows some businesses to reopen, NH+C's precautions will stay in place.
APRIL 27, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics now has Video Visits as a new alternative for clinic appointments.
Video Visits are face-to-face appointments with a NH+C health care provider through a phone, computer or tablet. Video Visits help you and your provider manage chronic conditions like diabetes or asthma, or treat common illnesses like sinus infections, rashes or allergies.
Face masks limit the spread of virus. Wearing a mask protects others, by keeping your breath and cough away from them. It adds another layer of protection (like physical distance) to prevent you from spreading germs to others if you don’t know whether you have a virus.
A cotton mask is a good option. When you wear a cotton mask, change it when it gets wet -- including condensation from your breath. Wash it in hot water with regular detergent.
APRIL 21, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is now using face masks for all staff and patients as an additional precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This is based on CDC’s recommendation that all individuals cover their faces in health care facilities. Masks are required for everyone entering the hospital.
NH+C is also screening all those who enter the hospital for symptoms of COVID-19; this includes taking temperatures.
Links to supportive information and resources in various communities.