Patient Safety Message
The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic takes the safety and well-being of its patients, visitors and employees seriously. We are consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and local response teams for guidance specific to COVID-19.
We want to reassure you that we have taken the recommended precautions to make it safe to come to The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic for your upcoming appointments and care. You will notice we have made a few changes in our check in process, as well as following stringent cleaning and disinfecting protocols in all areas of the clinic. The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic has implemented a flexible sick leave policy so our staff and providers are encouraged to stay home when they are sick, as well as a safe travel policy in keeping with the CDC’s Travel Health Notice.
OFC is asking patients experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) or have been in close contact with anyone with flu-like symptoms to please call and reschedule your appointments. If you have traveled from a Level 3 country with a return date in the past 14 days, we request that you call and reschedule your appointments.
Due to COVID-19, OFC is asking patients to please wear a face covering or mask from home to your appointment(s). This is for the safety of patients and staff.
OFC has implemented Telehealth (video appointment) as a way for you to be seen by your provider without coming to the office. Telehealth allows you to be evaluated through real-time audio/video communication with your care provider from the comfort of your home. All you need is a tablet, smartphone (Apple or Android) or any other internet-connected computer or device with the camera and microphone enabled. We offer Telehealth visits for a wide variety of orthopedic needs. Your provider will help determine if Telehealth is appropriate for you.
OFC is not allowing any visitors to accompany a patient into the building. Only exception being compassionate care/elderly & pediatric patients.
If you have questions regarding your care or upcoming appointment, please call (507) 386-6600.
Current CDC Recommendations:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH): https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/action.html
MDH COVID-19 Hotline: (651) 201-3920, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Mankato Clinic COVID-19 Hotline: (507) 389-8548
Mayo Clinic Health System COVID-19 Hotline: (507) 594-6500
The best orthopaedic and urgent care is right here for you. Every member of our team is board certified or board eligible, as set out by the guidelines of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. We’re members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and we meet or exceed Academy standards for continuing education and recertification.
With over 193 years of combined experience, we are among the most skilled orthopaedic and fracture specialist groups in Minnesota.
Our physical therapists and assistants provide treatment and care across many sports and work-related injuries and conditions. What’s more, our athletic trainers work hands-on for local high school teams.
Great care with local roots. That’s what OFC stands for.