Your Health is Essential
Your health needs shouldn’t be ignored, even during a pandemic. You can and should keep your regularly scheduled appointments, especially for immunizations, screenings, preventive care and chronic disease management. If you’ve put off seeing your provider, don’t wait. We provide safe options to get care for acute and chronic conditions. Our providers are here to care for you.
It’s Safe to Seek Care
Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve cared for injuries and illnesses that just couldn’t wait. From delivering babies to setting broken bones to treating heart attacks, we always put health and safety first.
In the past month we have worked to effectively flatten the curve. Your social distancing efforts have given us the time to institute new safety measures in our clinics and get the supplies we need. We’re ready to care for you.
We’re taking these safety measures:
- Employees and patients undergo temperature screenings before entering a facility.
- All locations are following CDC cleaning requirements and cleaning and sanitizing several times a day.
- Social distancing is in effect in all waiting areas.
- Clinic employees must wear a face mask at all times.
- Sanford Health and the Good Samaritan Society have worked hard to ensure we have a steady supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the safety of our providers, caregivers, patients and residents. Learn more about our PPE supply.
- We’re limiting personnel and visitors at our locations.
- Hospitals have separate designated areas for COVID-19 patients.
Avoiding care can lead to serious future health problems:
- It’s more important than ever to take care of your chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart failure or high blood pressure. These conditions can make you more vulnerable to severe COVID-19 complications.
- If children fall behind on their immunizations, we could see outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses next fall. Learn more at the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- If children fall behind on their immunizations, we could see outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses this fall. Learn why vaccines are more important than ever this year.
- Don’t put off your cancer screenings. The rate of occurring cancers has not changed. The earlier we can identify cancer, the more treatable it is.
Find a Doctor
Search our comprehensive list of providers to find a specialist ready to take care of your health needs. Whether you’re looking for a family medicine provider or a specialist, you’ll find care close to home.
Clinics Near You
Sanford Health has locations across the Upper Midwest. Search by name or facility type to see what’s in your area.
Is It Safe To…?
Is it Safe to Get a Mammogram?
One of the safest and healthiest things you can do right now is go to a clinic for preventive care, such as breast cancer screenings. If you’re a woman over the age of 40, don’t put off your annual mammogram.
Is it Safe to See My Doctor?
Going to a doctor’s appointment is one of the safest things you can do. Learn from Dr. Allison Suttle about the precautions Sanford Health has in place to keep you safe.
Is it Safe to Get a Flu Shot?
Absolutely. It’s more important than ever to get your flu vaccine this year. Influenza can be life-threatening and its symptoms are very similar to COVID-19. Protect yourself, your family and your community by getting your flu shot.
Is it Safe to Schedule a Tour of the Birth Place?
If you’re interested in taking a tour of the Birth Place, our team is ready to accommodate you. We’re taking precautions to keep you safe during your tour. Tour the Birth Place to get answers to your questions and prepare as much as possible for your delivery day. Schedule your tour here.
Is it Safe to Make Holiday Plans?
For the holidays, gathering in small groups and taking precautions is a safe way to celebrate. However, we don’t know what November and December will be like this year. Dr. Suttle recommends taking a wait-and-see approach.
Is it Safe to Attend a Sporting Event?
COVID-19 passes from person to person through close contact. If you’re going to an indoor game where people will be packed together without masks, then that likely won’t be safe. Learn Dr. Suttle’s tips on how to protect yourself when going to a game.
Is it Safe to Go to my Gym?
Most gyms are taking precautions to keep patrons safe. Dr. Suttle discusses what you need to know about staying safe at the gym. Be careful and check out the situation at your gym before you go.
Is it Safe to Go to an Orchard or Pumpkin Patch?
Going to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch is a great fall activity. During the pandemic, you can still do these activities as long as you take precautions. Stay six feet apart from others as much as possible.
Is it Safe to Go Trick-or-Treating?
There are several safe options for trick-or-treating. Dr. Suttle discusses how to keep a degree of normalcy while also staying safe. Watch the video to learn more.