Mayo Clinic Health System in Colfax clinic to close July 1

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COLFAX, Wis. (RELEASE) -- Mayo Clinic Health System – Chippewa Valley will permanently close its Colfax clinic Friday, July 1, 2016.

“This has been an extremely difficult decision,” says Rita Sullivan, vice president-operations. “We will work with patients in the coming weeks to ensure they are able to transition their care to another location as easily as possible.”

Administrators cite a low number of patient visits to the Colfax clinic at 1010 High St. as a reason for the closure. An internal study found that 71 percent of patients with Colfax addresses already travel to Bloomer or another nearby Mayo Clinic Health System site for their primary care. In addition, the current facility is outdated, requiring substantial capital funds for replacement.

Employees who work at the Colfax clinic will continue their employment in the Bloomer clinic or at another Mayo Clinic Health System site in northwest Wisconsin. Patients can continue to see their providers at the clinic in Bloomer. The providers also will continue to see and care for residents in the Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center.

“Although the clinic is closing, Mayo Clinic Health System remains committed to its employees and supporting the Colfax community,” says Sullivan.

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