Health Care During COVID-19

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.

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Continuing Your Care

Preventive Health Screenings

If you’ve put off health screenings due to the pandemic, now is the time to reschedule them. Postponing screenings can hurt your health in the long-term. Preventive screenings help you maintain good health and can detect diseases at an early, more treatable stage.

Learn why you should schedule your regular screenings and how we’re keeping patients safe.

Primary Care

Our family medicine specialists are here to keep you safe and healthy. All our clinics are sanitizing several times a day and screening employees and patients for COVID-19 symptoms before they enter the building. Prioritize your family’s health needs and stay on track with their annual checkups.

Learn why it’s safe to see a provider.

You and your family can also have appointments from home using virtual care. You’ll connect with a health expert using your smartphone, tablet or computer. Learn more about video visits.

Watch now: See how we’re keeping patients safe during checkups.

Mental Health Care

If you’re struggling with uncertainty and stress, you’re not alone. Your primary care provider and the experts at Sanford Behavioral Health are here to provide help, compassion and support.

Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of children and teens.

The pandemic can also make what’s already a stressful time even worse for new parents. Learn why anxiety and depression has increased among pregnant women and new moms.

We’re working to provide a safe environment to care for you. Our clinics undergo deep cleaning several times a day, and we’re screening everyone entering our facilities. We’re also offering video visits so you can get support from home. Learn more about our virtual care services.

Watch now: See how we’re keeping behavioral health patients safe.

For resources related to mental health and COVID-19 in North Dakota, visit Behavioral Health Bridge.

Mammography

It’s vital to your breast health to keep your regularly scheduled mammograms. Learn why early detection is critical in the fight against cancer. We’re taking precautions at all of our locations so you can confidently seek care. From temperature screenings to masks to sanitization, we’re putting your health first.

Learn more about mammograms and your breast health.

Surgery

You can schedule your surgery without fear of COVID-19. Our surgical services include safe procedures with the latest technology in the hands of leading surgeons. Whether you need same day surgery or you need to stay overnight in a hospital, we’re taking precautions for your safety during the pandemic. All patients must get tested for COVID-19 before their operation, and we’re limiting the number of visitors allowed per patient.

Read one patient’s story about his postponed knee surgery.

Sports Physicals

Make sure your student athlete is ready when the whistle blows next season. Sports physicals are available by appointment at Sanford Health locations or as a part of your child’s annual wellness exam. Your child will get checked for underlying health conditions that could put them at risk during physical activity. Most schools require students to complete a physical before they can play.

Learn more about children’s preventive care during the pandemic.

Watch now: See how we’re keeping patients safe during sports physicals.

Physical Therapy

At Sanford Physical Therapy, we’re focused on getting you moving. We help individuals recover their mobility and overcome pain, injuries or health conditions. If you could benefit from our services, don’t wait. We’re taking precautions to keep you safe. All of our locations require temperature screenings when entering the facility, and social distancing guidelines are in effect.

Learn more about the benefits of one-on-one rehabilitation.

Watch now: See how we’re keeping physical therapy patients safe.

Well Child Care

Keep your child’s health on track. Schedule wellness care and annual checkups with dedicated and compassionate providers. Learn more about Sanford Children’s.

What is a wellness exam? Learn more.

We’re working hard to make sure our clinics are safe for your family. All patients, employees and visitors undergo temperature checks before entering our buildings. We’re also sanitizing several times a day and requiring our providers to wear masks.

Hear from a pediatrician about why children’s preventive care is vital during a pandemic.

Watch now: See how we’re keeping children safe.

Immunizations

Protect your family and those around you by staying up to date on vaccinations. Children especially should stay on track with their immunization schedules. We may see outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the future if too many families postpone care. Hear from pediatrician Dr. Stephanie Hanson about the importance of children’s vaccinations and preventive care.

If you’re curious about how vaccines work or would like to see a children’s vaccine schedule, visit our immunizations page.

Watch now: See how we’re keeping children safe.

Chiropractic Care

If you need relief from pain, our chiropractors are here to help. They offer safe, drug-free and surgery-free pain management alternatives.

You can confidently seek chiropractic care during the pandemic. Learn why it’s important to keep your chiropractic appointments. We’re taking precautions to keep our patients safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. All locations are following CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations and screening everyone for symptoms of the virus at the door.

Watch now: See how we’re keeping chiropractic patients safe.

Pregnancy Care

At Sanford Women’s, we’re taking precautions to keep you and your baby as safe and healthy as possible. With our pregnancy care services, you’ll work with a team of experts through all stages of pregnancy, from your first prenatal visit to labor and delivery to postpartum care and breastfeeding.

Download Your Pregnancy Guidebooks

If you’re concerned about COVID-19, explore the latest updates on pregnancy during the pandemic:

 

Listen now: Her Kind of Healthy podcast answers your questions about OB video visits.

Listen now: Her Kind of Healthy podcast dives into pregnancy, COVID-19 and mental health.

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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.

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