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.
- 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.
- 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 Go Back to School?
School provides an enriching learning experience and is an excellent place for kids to socialize and be active. With the many precautions that schools are taking, it is safe – and important – to get kids back into the classroom.
Is it Safe to Go to the Pool?
COVID-19 spreads through the air, not the water. The virus can’t live long on water. It is safe to go to the pool as long as you practice social distancing and wear a mask if you’re in close contact with others.
Is it Safe to Go Back Into Work?
If you’ve been working from home for the past few months, it can be scary to return to work. Learn what your business is doing to keep employees like you safe and take precautions in the workplace.
Is it Safe to Order Takeout?
COVID-19 infects people through water droplets in the air, not through prepared food. With all the precautions restaurants are taking, you can confidently order takeout without fear of getting sick.
Is it Safe to Not Wear a Mask?
Masks dramatically decrease the spread of COVID-19 and effectively flatten the curve. Wearing a mask while you’re out in public is one easy thing you can do to protect yourself and those around you.
Is it Safe to Travel?
As long as you continue to take precautions – like avoiding crowds, wearing a mask and washing your hands – it is safe to travel. You may have to plan ahead a little more than usual when it comes to dining and lodging.
Is it Safe to Get a Haircut?
You can get a haircut as long as both you and your hairdresser take precautions. Both of you should wear a face mask during your appointment. Stay home if you feel unwell.
Is it Safe to Go to the Dentist?
Dental problems can affect your overall well-being. Dentist offices, like many other businesses, are taking precautions to keep their patients and employees safe. Check with your dentist office to learn more about their safety measures and schedule your teeth cleaning.
Is it Safe to Go to the Beach?
It can be safe to go to the beach. It is harder for the virus to spread outdoors, but you should still be able to practice social distancing. Avoid going to crowded beaches and wear a mask when you’re on your way to the beach if you’re in a congested area.
Is it Safe to Fly?
If you take basic precautions like wearing a face mask, staying 6 feet away from others and washing your hands, it is safe to fly. Airlines are taking precautions to keep customers safe in security lines, at the terminal and on the plane.