WMC COVID-19 Updates

Released: 03/27/20

3/25/20: WMC is temporarily altering Main Entrance hours. This entrance is now open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Clinic lab hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. The Emergency Room is open 24/7. Remember, if you need to come in, please call us first (563-382-2911), and STAY HOME to protect yourself and others. Thanks for the continued support in these ever-changing times!

3/23/20: Our SHIIP appointments will be done over the phone until further notice. Please call 563-387-3036 and Karla will be happy to assist coordinating an appointment to help with your Medicare needs.

3/20/20: Saturday morning lab draws/appointments at Winneshiek Medical Center are closed/canceled until further notice. Lab screening services are also discontinued until further notice. Thank you for your continued understanding and flexibility as we work to meet the needs of our communities.

3/19/20: Effective immediately, WMC visitor limitations have been updated.

3/19/20: Effective March 23, 2020, Winneshiek Medical Center is deferring all elective care (care that can wait until later without putting you at risk). This includes elective surgeries, procedures and office visits. Semi-urgent and emergency care will continue in the clinic and hospital settings. This deferment is in alignment with Mayo Clinic and Gundersen Health System. If you have an appointment already scheduled, Winneshiek Medical Center staff will be contacting you to reschedule, if necessary. Thank you for your understanding as we prepare our facility to respond to the needs of our communities.

3/17/20: OB is now locked 24/7. The only visitors will be a spouse/significant other. No siblings or grandparents are allowed at this time. Thanks for your understanding.

3/16/20: Andy Goodner, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System physician at WMC, shares information on COVID-19 to our local communities.

3/16/20: To be able to direct our patients to the right area for care, anyone entering Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah for a clinic or hospital appointment, or to visit, should enter through the Main Entrance. Please park in Lot A for best access to this door. All patients and visitors will be screened at the Main Entrance Door. Patients needing emergency care should still enter through the Emergency Department. Thank you for your understanding.

3/16/20:  OB visitors are now limited to the spouse/significant other and siblings to the newborn.

3/15/20: Please remind your friends, neighbors and family to call before you before arrive at our clinic, urgent care or ER if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms. Call 563-382-2911. For all COVID-19 resources please monitor Iowa Department of Public Health.

/3/13/20: Effective immediately, visitor limitations have been implemented.

3/11/20: Questions about COVID-19? Call the COVID-19 hotline. Dial 2-1-1

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