Get the facts about changes in services on the Albert Lea and Austin campuses
First and foremost, you will still be able to receive 95% of your care on the Albert Lea and Austin campuses. This includes all clinic visits in primary care, pediatrics, internal medicine, and specialty care visits; emergency room, outpatient surgeries and procedures, pregnancy care, and services like lab, radiology and pharmacy.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin is a single practice with two campuses located in neighboring communities less than 25 miles apart. Work is being done to adjust services on both campuses to ensure patients can continue to receive care close to home. Both campuses will continue to function as top-tier medical centers.
To make the best use of our resources and to be able to continue to provide safe, high-quality care for our patients, the 5% of care we deliver in the inpatient (hospital) setting will be consolidated on our Austin campus. This includes:
Medical, surgical and pediatric hospital care
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Keeping most inpatient care on the Austin campus will allow us to offer higher levels of care and testing options to patients and make the best use of capital resources by staffing single, larger units and avoiding duplication of expensive equipment and technology.
We will be consolidating our inpatient behavioral health services (also known as the Psychiatric Services Unit or PSU) and addiction services on the Albert Lea campus. Bringing these behavioral health services together in one location will create more opportunities for staff collaboration and keep related services located together for the convenience of our patients.