Perham Health patients can be assured their safety when coming to our facility. Even before Governor Walz issued the stay-at-home order, Perham Health has been diligently preparing for weeks to provide a safe and trusted experience for patients.

“We are open for business,” stated Perham Health CEO, Chuck Hofius. “Patients with wellness appointments in our clinic, therapy center, imaging, and lab departments, can continue to use our main entrance as they always have. To be prudent in keeping all patients arriving for these visits safe, as well as protecting our employees, this entrance is designated for well visits only. All persons will be screened for any illness symptoms, including COVID-19, and only well patients will use this entrance. This is a precaution we believe is in the best interest of everyone.”

The Perham Health Ottertail and New York Mills clinics are seeing only patients with wellness appointments.

In addition to the main entrance for well-patients arriving for appointments, Perham Health has a second entrance designated for persons with respiratory illness. “We are taking every step we can to segment patients that are displaying any signs of respiratory sickness. We have set-up our specialty clinic entrance for persons with respiratory illness symptoms such as a fever, chills, and cough,” added Hofius. For those not familiar with the specialty clinic entrance, Hofius said it is located just south of the main entrance.

Perham Health’s current patients can also schedule an e-visit or video visit with their regular provider through MyChart.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, for the health and safety of our patients and employees, do not go directly to the clinic.

Call your provider’s office first for instructions. There is a separate process we need patients who believe they have COVID-19 to follow to keep everyone safe.

Our emergency department remains open. Because of increased volumes, we ask you to please use that entrance only when you truly have an emergency need. And again, we ask patients who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 to call ahead so we can guide you through the best process to keep you, our current patients, and our staff safe.

“We believe creating separate areas for well and sick patients and increasing our video appointment capacity, will help us continue to safely care for our patients. While, together as a community, we continue to fight this pandemic,” Hofius said.