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Essentia Health cares about your overall health and wellbeing. Having medical and social support is important for you and your family to maintain your health while staying at home. Rest assured that we continue to care for you, while reducing your risk of COVID exposure at our facilities. We are offering resources for the following concerns you may have:
We have providers available to meet with you virtually to help you get the care you need.
If you have concerns with food, financial or transportation needs, please contact the Minnesota Food Help Line.Phone: 1-888-711-1151Visit Minnesota Food Help Line Website
The Senior LinkAge Line® is a free service of the state of Minnesota that connects older Minnesotans and their families with the help they need. Get help with topics ranging from Medicare and prescription drug assistance, housing options, care transitions, and connections to grocery/meal delivery services, advanced care planning support, transportation, and telephone or remote social supports to keep you safe at home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Phone: 1-800-333-2433Visit Senior LinkAge® Line Website
The Aging and Disability Resource Link (ADRL) connects people to services to help them maintain or improve their quality of life. Contact the free and confidential ADRL to guide you to services and supports available in your community.Phone: 1-855-462-5465Visit the North Dakota Care Choice Assist Guide Website
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) provides information to the general public about services, resources, and programs for adults with disabilities, children with disabilities transitioning to adulthood, and the elderly in need of assistance. Visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to find your local Aging and Disability Resource Center
The best time to plan for future healthcare choices is before a medical crisis occurs. It is more important than ever that we understand what matters most to patients if they were to become seriously ill.
Learn more about the kind of care you would want if you became seriously ill, injured or unable to speak for yourself along with other advanced care planning topics through our upcoming webinars.
Laws about advance directives vary by state. One state’s advance directive does not always work in another state. Learn about the rules where you live and find resources to create your advance directives below:
You can access your children's or another adult's health records. This is called proxy access. Depending on the age of the person whose record you would like to view, the authorizations that are required are different.
Request Proxy Access through MyHealth
As our lives have changed in unprecedented ways, it is completely normal to have feelings of fear, anxiety and uncertainty right now. Your well-being is more important to us than ever. Essentia Health has created a few tools to help you care for yourself during such trying times. We recognize that feelings of stress will continue, but hope you are able to find moments of peace and comfort through exploring some of the resources below.
Meditation is a practice in which an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness or deep breathing – to train attention and awareness and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Even a few minutes a day can help you to relax and reduce stress.
Things around us are changing fast and your routine may be turned upside down. You can still build and practice healthy habits.
Here are some helpful tips:
Seek care immediately or call 911 for anyone experiencing:
Wear a mask if possible and let the emergency team know your care may be COVID-19 related.