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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.
Learn the do's and don'ts of wearing your mask.
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(DESCRIPTION)The Essentia Health logo appears, consisting of three leaves in a circle.
(SPEECH)SPEAKER 1: At Essentia Health. You can do your part to protect yourself, your health care providers and other patients by washing your hands, practicing social distancing, and wearing your mask properly.
(DESCRIPTION)Tips for Wearing a Mask
(SPEECH)When putting your mask on be sure to use the mask ties or ear straps to put it on and take it off. Find the type of mask that works for you. Make sure the mask covers your nose and mouth as well as fits close under your chin. Encourage others to wear a mask. And wash the mask each time you use it.When wearing your mask do not-- wear a dirty or damaged mask, wear the mask below your nose, leave your chin uncovered, pull the mask down under your chin, touch the front of the mask, share your mask with other people, or wear a surgical or N95 mask unless you have to wear one at work.
(DESCRIPTION)Who should not wear a mask?
(SPEECH)Note, people who do not need to wear a mask include children under the age of two or anyone needing help to remove their mask.
(SPEECH)Please keep your mask on the entire time you're at Essentia Health. Do not take it off in the exam room unless told otherwise by your provider.
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(SPEECH)With your help, we can keep you and your provider safe. Thank you.
Read about 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 MyChart
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:
Face coverings are extremely important for all of us in the prevention of COVID-19. Here are a couple of resources to help us all get a little more comfortable with wearing face coverings.
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.