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Fairview Mesaba Clinics Moving to Online/Virtual Care to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

Mar 31, 2020 9:33:11 AM / by Fairview Range posted in pediatrics, primary care, covid-19

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In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Fairview Mesaba Clinics will move to a “virtual first” patient care model effective Tuesday, March 31.

During this time, Fairview Mesaba Clinics in Nashwauk and Mt. Iron will be temporarily closed, with in-person care being transitioned to the Fairview Mesaba Clinic-Hibbing location.

There will be no in-person care in the Mt. Iron and Nashwauk Fairview Mesaba Clinic locations.

In addition, Fairview Range JobCare and Chiropractic services at Fairview Plaza will not be offered at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with our patients and community partners once these services are available again.

Patients who have an already-scheduled appointment will be contacted with more information about whether their appointment will take place in-person or via a virtual care option. Patients requiring in-person appointments will be seen at the Fairview Mesaba Clinic-Hibbing location.

“The health and safety of our patients, staff and community is paramount,” said Patrick Sharp, Fairview Range President and CEO. “Like many healthcare facilities, we are reserving face-to-face visits for urgent conditions and using advanced virtual-care technologies to meet the needs of patients with less urgent conditions.”

Fairview Mesaba Clinic patients will continue to receive care through alternative options, including E-visits and secure messaging to their providers through MyChart; telephone visits; video visits; and OnCare.org – a 24/7 online clinic, in which patients meet virtually with a provider from the comfort and safety of their own homes while receiving the same quality care they’ve come to expect during an in-person visit.

“Delivering most care virtually allows for appropriate social distancing while maintaining a small core of healthcare workers on site,” said Sharp, “We are urging patients to call 218-362-6682 for assistance before coming in so that we can assess their condition.”

"Our Fairview Range team has really done a great job in preparing for this,” continues Sharp. “I want to let our patients know we are here to provide their care. It may be a little different than what they're used to but we stand ready to provide the same high-quality, personal care throughout this challenging time," said Sharp.

Fairview Range continues to strongly encourage patients, their families, and community members to take everyday precautions to protect against respiratory illnesses caused by COVID-19, the flu and the common cold.

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Fairview Range Donation FAQs

Mar 25, 2020 6:55:48 PM / by Fairview Range posted in coronavirus

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We’re overwhelmed by offers of support from our community to help in any way they can as our doctors, nurses, and clinical teams work around the clock caring for patients affected by COVID-19. Thank you for your generosity. Here’s information on how you can help: 

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Our Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgical Capabilities

Mar 4, 2020 9:00:08 AM / by Fairview ENT posted in Fairview Range, ear, nose, throat

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Fairview Range’s Ear, Nose, and Throat Department offers 21 surgical options. While our doctors and nurses have a deep understanding of each one, the terms can be a mouthful for those without a doctorate. Here’s a breakdown of all our surgical offerings. 

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7 Quick Tips to Keep Healthy During Flu Season

Feb 27, 2020 10:56:34 AM / by Fairview Primary posted in primary care, family medicine

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It’s flu season and this year’s strain has been a doozy. On top of that, fears of other viruses are spreading like, well, viruses. But there are simple things you can do to keep you and your family protected from everyday germs. 

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Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics: Which Primary Provider Is Right for Me?

Feb 13, 2020 8:16:00 AM / by Fairview Primary posted in pediatrics, primary care, internal medicine, family medicine

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Choosing a primary care provider is a great step in a healthy direction. But Fairview offers three types of providers: family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Which one is right for you and your family? Let’s break each one down. 

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A Sense of Home: Fairview Range’s Approach to Children’s ENT Department Surgeries

Jan 16, 2020 8:15:00 AM / by Fairview ENT posted in Fairview Range, ear, nose, throat

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Your ears, nose, and throat make up a large part of your senses. Sixty percent to be exact. So when it comes to caring for them, it’s good to know that there’s a place nearby that can help. Fairview Range’s Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) department can handle an array of issues and surgeries and is located right in Hibbing. 

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Triage: Guiding You to the Right Care

Jan 14, 2020 8:07:00 AM / by Fairview Primary posted in primary care, urgent care, emergency department

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Crack. You hear the branch break and look up to see a blur of blue fall to the ground. Your son cries out and you rush to him. When you check him over, he tries to move his arm, but winces in pain. Luckily, he’s able to move it. Thank goodness! But he’s definitely injured. How bad, you can’t tell. Should you take him to the ED? Or to his primary care provider? You’re not a medical expert, and you only want to do what’s best for your son. What should you do? 

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Primary Care, Urgent Care, ED: How Are They Different?

Dec 17, 2019 8:14:00 AM / by Fairview Primary posted in primary care, urgent care, emergency department

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When an illness or injury comes up, it can be hard to know where you should head. Is it serious enough for the emergency department? Or can your primary care provider help? No need to worry, we’ll help you answer those questions. Here is a breakdown of the levels of healthcare.

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What Is Primary Care? Your Questions, Answered

Dec 10, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Fairview Primary

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There are 3 ways to access outpatient care at Fairview Range: the emergency department, urgent care, and — primary care. The latter is often glossed over, but is the secret to maintaining wellness. What is primary care all about? Keep reading to find out. 

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Modern-day Midwives: 8 Facts You Should Know

Dec 4, 2019 2:59:42 PM / by Fairview Birthing Center posted in obgyn, certified nurse midwife, midwife, birth, labor, pregnancy

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You’re curious about midwives. How are they different from OBs? Can anyone get one? We’re here to answer all your questions. That’s why we’ve laid out the facts with help from our certified nurse midwife, Robin Etter. Here are 8 things you should know. 

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