Luverne, Edgerton and Adrian Sanford clinics encourage video visits
As communities are urged to practice physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanford Luverne, Edgerton, and Adrian clinics are encouraging patients to take advantage of video visits with their health care provider.
“We’ve had questions about whether or not to come into the clinic, or if we can do this a different way,” said Tammy Loosbrock, senior director. “For a lot of those visits, we have been able to switch to video visits, so patients can meet with their provider and still receive high quality, safe care.”
Sanford Health offers virtual care options for a variety of health concerns, including aches, pains and everyday care, as well as urgent care.
“Even though it’s not the same as an in-person visit, virtual care is a way for us to see you from the comfort and safety of your home,” said Dr. Diane Kennedy. “We are still here for our patients, and making sure they get the care they need in a safe way is our highest priority.”
Patients are encouraged to contact their Sanford Health clinic to evaluate whether a new or upcoming appointment should be in-person or virtual care. At that time, staff can assist with walking the patient through the process for a video visit.
“Together we can determine if we still need to see you in person, or whether a virtual care visit is a good fit,” Dr. Diane Kennedy said. “For many scenarios, like prescription refills or following up on test results, virtual care is a wonderful option.”
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call your nearest clinic or visit sanfordhealth.org.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance.
Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries.
Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have transformed how Sanford Health improves the human condition.
For information, visit sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.