Published on March 19, 2020

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 evaluation and testing now available at five Ridgeview locations

Ridgeview is offering COVID-19 evaluation and testing for patients age 12 and older by appointment with the following symptoms:

• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath
• Sore throat
• Severe fatigue
• Muscle aches
• Loss of taste or smell

Learn more and find a location near you

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A message from Ridgeview President and CEO Mike Phelps, April 15, 2020

I am writing today to provide some regional context to messaging you may be hearing and reading about hospitals’ and health systems’ preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated financial hardships on the health care industry.

There is no question these are unprecedented times which have health care organizations — including Ridgeview — preparing and investing in additional clinical resources and expanding capacity for an unknown level of volume of patients.

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What to expect at Ridgeview’s Birthing Center during the COVID-19 pandemic

We understand this may be a scary time to have a baby, but be assured, we are doing all we can to ensure a safe and positive birthing experience.

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Don't delay care for medical emergencies

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Ridgeview launches centralized clinic care for patients with respiratory illness

Are you experiencing a cough or other respiratory symptoms? Your first step is to visit Ridgeview eCare to complete a FREE online screening questionnaire to help you determine the most appropriate level of care for you. Visit www.ridgeviewecare.org and be sure to enter the promo code COVID19. Further, Ridgeview has centralized clinic care for patients who call any Ridgeview clinic with a cough/respiratory symptoms and fever. These patients will be directed to our Belle Plaine or Excelsior clinic locations.

Our utmost concern is the health and well-being of all of our patients as we strive to provide care when needed and in the safest environment. Call 952-906-7855 (Ridgeview Excelsior Clinic) or 952-777-5661 (Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic) for more information.

Ridgeview Excelsior Clinic

Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic

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Visitor guidelines updated March 30, 2020

To protect our patients, our team members and the communities we serve from the spread of illness, Ridgeview has implemented the following visitor restrictions in its Arlington, Le Sueur and Waconia hospitals.

Read our Visitor Guidelines

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Ridgeview offers telehealth visits for clinic appointments

Following CDC guidelines to delay all elective ambulatory clinic visits, Ridgeview asks that patients schedule a telehealth visit when appropriate for your situation. This option allows you to keep your appointment without leaving your home.

Read more about Telehealth Visits

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Stay at Home Minnesota

Wondering about the state's "Stay at Home" order and what it means?

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Watch this brief message from Ridgeview President and CEO Mike Phelps from March 20, 2020.

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Closings and Cancellations

To keep our patients, staff and communities safe amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, effective immediately and until further notice, Ridgeview has cancelled many of its classes, events and support groups. The latest updates are posted below.

See our cancellations

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COVID-19 evaluation and testing available at five Ridgeview locations

Ridgeview is offering COVID-19 evaluation and testing for patients age 12 and older by appointment with the following symptoms:

• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath
• Sore throat
• Severe fatigue
• Muscle aches
• Loss of taste or smell

Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic
Call 952-777-5661 to schedule an appointment.
Testing hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ridgeview Excelsior Clinic
Call 952-906-7855 to schedule an appointment.
Testing hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Urgent Care at Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center
For patients 12 to 75 years of age.
Call 507-665-3375 to schedule an appointment.
Testing hours: Seven days a week, 1 to 8 p.m.

Urgent Care at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center
For patients 12 to 75 years of age.
Call 507-964-8415 to schedule an appointment.
Testing hours: Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ridgeview Urgent Care at Two Twelve Medical Center
For patients 12 to 75 years of age.
Walk-ins accepted. No appointment required.
Phone: 952-361-2451
Testing hours: Seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ridgeview eCare

Free online COVID-19 screening available on Ridgeview eCare.

Ways you can help

MDH

Minnesota Department of Health

CDC

Centers for Disease Control

COVID Hotline

Questions about COVID-19? Call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline weekdays from hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 651-201-3920