Mayo designates local facility as a respiratory clinic

HOLMEN, Wis. (WEAU)-- One area health care system is moving things around to continue to reduce the risk of infection for all patients and staff.

Mayo announced that its Holmen facility is now a designated respiratory clinic for patients with appointments.

The building is normally used for Family Medicine, but now those patients will be seen via a phone call, virtually, or at the Onalaska site.

Administrators say the outpatient clinic is for those who need to be seen in-person, but do not require a trip to the hospital.

"The theory behind it is we're able to care for folks that have a respiratory condition whether they're COVID positive, negative, or not and keep them segregated and away from our other patient populations," said Brad Weber, a Mayo operations administrator of primary care.

The clinic was arranged in 3-4 days to meet the need, something staff members say would normally take months.

Those who think they might need to be seen should call ahead--do not just show up at the clinic.