MARCH 17, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics has opened a Temporary Respiratory Clinic to treat all patients in the most effective setting possible.
NH+C will serve patients in this specialized area to determine the best evaluation and treatment plan for their respiratory illness while protecting other clinic patients and staff.
This temporary clinic will serve patients who may have a variety of respiratory conditions.
This is NOT a COVID-19 test center. This temporary clinic separates patients with contagious conditions from other patients to keep everyone safe. A separate, temporary setting protects our clinics’ environment for patients who need other kinds of care.
All patients are asked to CALL first for all conditions. A triage nurse will discuss your symptoms and determine the best location if you need to be seen.
Northfield Clinic: 507-646-1494
Lonsdale Clinic: 507-744-3245
Lakeville Clinic: 952-469-0500
Farmington Clinic: 651-460-2300
Respiratory illness requires special precautions because they are caused by viruses and spread by coughing or sneezing. This separate setting helps us limit exposure, with staff in protective gear that’s used when caring for potential contagious conditions.
If you have these symptoms, call your provider right away:
- Trouble breathing
- Unable to drink fluids
- Are elderly with significant weakness
- Very high fever
- Fever that gets better, then suddenly worsens, especially with an increased cough
- Pain or pressure in the chest or belly
- Sudden dizziness
- Severe or repeated vomiting
- Severe dehydration
- At high risk for influenza complications: over 65; pregnant or delivered in the past two weeks; have chronic health condition or weakened immune system
These symptoms should be seen by your provider or the Emergency Department.
Please CALL your provider or ED. The Emergency Department is open and ready to care for all emergency needs. We have safety measures in place to care for COVID-19 separately from other patients, to care for each patient safely in the most effective setting for each. Don't tough it out if you need to be seen. CALL FIRST 507-646-1100 so we can prepare for you. As always, CALL 911 if life is at risk and time is essential.
If you have these symptoms, treat at home:
- Mild fever
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Body aches
Drink lots of fluids. Sleep. Take medicine to reduce fever. Stay away from others.