To say that the past two months have been challenging, would be an understatement.
As we’ve come together to navigate COVID-19 and the changes it’s
brought our way, we’ve been forced to look at life differently.
We’ve adapted to a new normal where the unexpected is what we expect.
We’ve been educated about what is and isn’t essential. We’ve
come to realize who and what we can consistently count on.
Like many healthcare organizations, Mile Bluff has seen a decline in patients
seeking care since the arrival of COVID-19. Because delaying medical care
can have deadly consequences, we are urging community members to obtain
the care they need.
Chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure don’t take
a break during a pandemic. Accidents and injuries still happen. Cancer
still spreads. Heart attacks still strike. While it’s important
to take COVID-19 and the
Safer at Home order seriously, postponing healthcare can lead to devastating consequences
of its own.
Mile Bluff has enhanced safety protocols at each of its care locations
to help protect and reassure you that we can safely deliver the health
and wellness services our community needs, even as we continue to respond
to COVID-19. We are confident that when you walk through our doors, you
will receive the same level of safe, exceptional care you’ve come
to expect from Mile Bluff. You will experience
trusted, essential, healthcare.
Perhaps you’ve heard someone say: “A healthcare facility is
the last place I want to be during this pandemic.” In reality, a
healthcare facility just may be one of the safest places you could go.
Although the threat of illness is always present, seeking out healthcare
is not something to fear – even in the midst of COVID-19. When you
choose Mile Bluff, you are in the hands of a healthcare team that has
been safely serving the medical needs of the community for over 125 years.
Our medical experts stay up-to-date on everyday care advancements, new
techniques, COVID-19 recommendations, and everything in between.
Generations of area residents have trusted us to provide excellent care
since 1893. You’ve trusted us to help you through the region’s
response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can trust us when we tell you that
it’s safe to receive in-person care at our facilities.
The word essential has been used a lot in our everyday conversations these
past two months. Just like our understanding of COVID-19, the idea behind
what is considered to be essential has evolved over time. In many cases,
healthcare that was once viewed as elective, is now being classified as
essential. The reason for the change is simply due to the fact that the
longer care is postponed, the higher the risk of complications can become.
If you have medical needs, don’t put them off any longer. Contact
your primary care provider today to discuss whether in-person or telemedicine
clinical care is best for your current situation. Whether it’s a
wellness exam, a vaccination, or specific symptoms that have you concerned…seeking
healthcare is essential.
Many things have changed since COVID-19 disrupted life as we know it. There
are still concerns surrounding the virus and what it means for our community.
While we can’t predict exactly what the future holds, we can assure
you that we will continue to do our best for you.
At Mile Bluff, we promise that:
- Your health and safety are always at the top of our priority list.
- As an organization known for safety, we take our responsibility to you
- We are here for your everyday healthcare needs, and for emergency situations.
- We have had time to prepare our policies, procedures, training and personal
protective equipment supplies to ensure it’s safe for you to return
to Mile Bluff for care.
- We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely, and work behind
the scenes to maintain the safety of our community and staff.
When you choose Mile Bluff, you will experience
trusted, essential, healthcare.
We are currently offering all clinic services as well as emergency and
urgent care. We’ve begun to add surgical procedures back to our
schedule; and will continue to expand the availability of our other services
over the next month or so.
To learn more, visit
www.milebluff.com/safe. To make an appointment, call Mile Bluff’s clinics at 608-847-5000
or the medical center at 608-847-6161. You can also request some appointments
through your patient portals.
Thank you for trusting Mile Bluff for your care!