Published on March 19, 2020

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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 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.

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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?

Learn More

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

COVID-19 testing restrictions effective March 17, 2020

Due to a national shortage of COVID-19 test kits and MN Dept. of Health guidelines, Ridgeview and other Minnesota hospitals have restricted COVID-19 testing to patients admitted or needing admission to one of its hospitals and patients from skilled nursing facilities.

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Minnesota Department of Health


Centers for Disease Control

COVID Hotline

Questions about COVID-19? Call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline:


Ridgeview eCare

Free online COVID-19 screening available on Ridgeview eCare.

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