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.
“We temporarily closed some clinics and scaled back clinic schedules to focus on preparing for COVID-19 care,” says Nicole Strusz-Mueller, NH+C Director of Clinics. “We built a separate Respiratory Clinic, and set up processes to care for all patients safely, in separate spaces. Now, we’re carefully re-opening clinics with precautions to care for all patients safely and comfortably.”
Providers from closed clinics have been seeing their patients in other NH+C locations. Now, patients can see their provider in their usual clinic, or via Video Visit – a face-to-face appointment with your provider, using your mobile device or computer.
Primary care plus specialties including ENT (ear, nose and throat), dermatology, orthopedics, pediatrics, women’s health, eye care and cancer care are available. Call your clinic to schedule an appointment:
- Faribault Clinic 507-334-1601
- Farmington Clinic 651-460-2300
- Northfield Clinic 507-646-1494
- Lakeville Clinic 952-469-0500
- Lonsdale Clinic 507-744-3245
- Orthopedics 507-646-8900
- Women’s Health 507-646-1478
NH+C keeps precautions in place to keep you safe
We provide a safe environment for patients and staff:
All patients are screened before appointments. This happens over the phone (at time of scheduling) and in person (during check-in). Temperatures are taken at check-in.
All patients are required to wear a mask. Please wear a mask when entering a clinic or the hospital. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.
Staff wear PPE and are screened. NH+C staff continues to wear various forms of personal protective equipment (PPE) for both clinic and non-clinical staff. (We are smiling under our masks.) We continue to screen employees and take their temperatures upon arrival to work.
Access is restricted. NH+C maintains visitor restrictions for now. Clinic appointments are restricted to the patient ONLY. Pediatric clinic appointments are restricted to only one parent/caregiver and no siblings.
We practice safe social distancing. In the lobby and waiting rooms of each clinic we practice safe social distancing. This means check-in lines are 6 feet apart, as well as chairs in the lobby. We monitor the number of people in waiting rooms, and transition to patients waiting in their car if necessary. No need to worry about how far 6 feet is – we’ve marked the floor.
Respiratory Clinic continues. The Respiratory Clinic is a separate space where we see patients with respiratory symptoms. This isolated location follows all safety measures and PPE protocols.
Video Visits are available. Call your clinic and we can help you decide if a Video Visit is a good choice for the care you need now.
Northfield Hospital + Clinics is committed to the safety of patients and staff. Learn more about taking care of your health during COVID-19, and download a care guide: https://bit.ly/nhc-care-during-covid