Mayo Clinic Health System offers CaringBridge, free of charge, for our patients while they are at one of our sites. A CaringBridge site offers many ways for people to stay connected with loved ones back home and elsewhere during any type of health event. It can be created wherever a patient or family member has Internet access. Patients and their families can post messages, updates and pictures, and loved ones can respond with messages of support and encouragement. The service is confidential, secure and private and is accessible only to individuals selected by the patient or loved one. Users have access to multiple privacy settings and can be assured that personal data is protected and will not be sold.

To set up a CaringBridge site, patients can visit the following page:

Chapel/Chaplain Services/Pastoral Care

Chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide services to our patients and visitors. The Chapel is located on the west end of the concourse by the hospital entrance. Call 507-327-3379 for services.

Dining Services

Encore Cafe is located in the concourse near the main entrance of the hospital and offers a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, fresh baked goods and beverages. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Vending machines are also available and are located in the hospital family lounge.

Gift Shop

A selection of gifts are available to purchase located in the display case in the center of the concourse. You may purchase gifts from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Healing Garden/Quiet Room

A healing garden is available for visitors and families. It is located outside the west entrance of the hospital. The healing garden has benches available for sitting and provides a calming space while visiting patients.

Interactive Patient Television System

The Interactive Patient Television System provides patients greater access to information about safety, rights and responsibilities, wellness teaching and more. Patients use a customized wireless remote control or keyboard to view information when it's convenient for them, helping make their stay and their home care safer and more comfortable.

Language Services

Language services are available to all patients upon request. Contact the main desk for assistance.

Newspaper Delivery

A daily newspaper is delivered to patient rooms as a complementary service.


We offer convenient parking in front of the clinic entrance and by the emergency room/hospital entrance.


An Insty Med machine is available for prescriptions 24 hours a day and is located in the center of the concourse.

Private Rooms

Private rooms are available for patient comfort and privacy.


For your convenience, vending machines are available in the hospital family lounge.

Wireless Internet Access

Free wireless Internet access is available as a complementary service for your convenience.