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.
March 30, 2020 Having a baby is an exciting time. We know it’s also a nervous time right now, too. We’re taking extensive precautions in the Birth Center at Northfield Hospital + Clinics to protect you and your baby, with the full resources of a hospital and doctors and care team as needed.
We’re committed to giving you the safest, most comfortable birth experience possible. Our precautions for all patients include:
UDPATED APRIL 6, 2020 (MARCH 23, 2020) -- Northfield is such a giving community. We know you want to help right now. Your best way to help each other is to STAY HOME.
If you have supplies or services you wish to donate, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH 19, 2020 -- NH+C CEO Steve Underdahl updated the community on many aspects of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in an interview with KYMN Radio on Thursday, March 19.
Listen to the full interview here: https://kymnradio.net/2020/03/19/northfield-hospital-and-clinics-ceo-steve-underdahl-covid-19-update/
MARCH 20, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics no longer allows visitors at Northfield Hospital or any NH+C facility at this time.
NO VISITORS are permitted in any NH+C facility.
This replaces visitor restrictions put in place on March 19 to protect patients and staff from possible exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
MARCH 20, 2020 – Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, Northfield Hospital + Clinics is temporarily closing the Lakeville Clinic + Urgent Care and the Lonsdale Clinic. Clinics in Farmington, Northfield and Faribault Clinics remain open for patients who need to be seen for health issues other than COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Express Care Clinic is also closed.
MARCH 20, 2020 – With COVID-19 now in Rice County, your best protection is to STAY HOME and practice social distancing. This limits your exposure to the virus, and slows its spread in the community.
Slowing the spread of coronavirus is important to keep from overwhelming hospitals and medical teams.
Rice County Public Health was notified late on March 18 by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Rice County. The confirmed case is linked to recent international travel and was seen on an outpatient basis.