March 16, 2020 - Message to our Patients
Spanish: 16 de marzo de 2020 - Mensaje a nuestros pacientes
Somali: Maarso 16, 2020 - Fariin Ku Socota Bukaanka
We understand you and your family may be concerned about COVID-19. We want you to know that the safety and wellbeing of our staff, patients, and community is our highest priority. During this rapidly changing situation caused by COVID-19, we are here to care for you. Be assured that all OMC locations will remain open during their normal business hours to care for patients.
What OMC is doing?
During this rapidly changing situation, OMC is closely monitoring what is happening and working closely with Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Olmsted County Public Health, Mayo Clinic, and others for COVID-19 preparations, guidelines, and recommendations.
Where to find more information?
To stay updated with the latest information from OMC, visit the COVID-19 page on our website.
Do I need to cancel my appointment?
- If you are not feeling well and have flu or upper respiratory symptoms, we ask that you stay home unless you need medical care.
- If you are feeling well, there may be options for phone, e-visit, or virtual appointments to meet your needs. If your medical concern can be addressed without having to come to an OMC office, we will contact you. Please check with us about these options before cancelling a visit.
What to do if you think you have COVID-19
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. If you have these symptoms and you have traveled internationally or to a major metropolitan area within the last month, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you should call your primary care provider. A nurse will screen your symptoms to determine where you should get care.
Do not go to the emergency department for COVID-19 testing. However, if you have severe shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, a severe headache, or feel you have life-threatening problems, call 911 or go to the emergency department.
We continue to take quality and safe patient care seriously
Your health is important to us and we want you to feel confident and safe when coming to our buildings. Know that we have always routinely cleaned and disinfected our facilities. We take quality and safe patient care as well as the safety of our visitors and staff very seriously.
Thank you for trusting Olmsted Medical Center to provide your care. We are committed to protecting your safety while maintaining the exceptional, personalized care you have come to expect.