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When you’re having minor symptoms and you’re not sure where to be seen, call us. The Nurse Line is a convenient way to access around-the-clock medical advice. We’ll help you get the right care for your needs, often without having to leave home.
Call 507-594-5800 or 1-877-412-7575 (toll-free) to speak with the Nurse Line.
Your primary care provider is who you should call to schedule checkups and other non-urgent medical appointments. Remember that your primary care provider knows you and provides continuity of care for you and your family.
Primary care is provided at the following locations in south central Minnesota and northern Iowa: Armstrong, Belle Plaine, Fairmont, Janesville, Lake Crystal, Lamberton, Le Sueur, Mankato, Montgomery, New Prague, Sherburn, Springfield, St. James, St. Peter, Trimont, Truman, Waseca, Waterville.
Call 1-877-412-7575 (toll-free) to schedule an appointment with primary care.
If, from a medical standpoint, you feel like your ailment can’t wait until tomorrow, Urgent Care or Express Care is the place to go. Specializing in the treatment of minor illness and injury, Urgent and Express Care providers commonly diagnose and treat colds and coughs, ear infections, minor burns and cuts, rashes and other non-life-threatening conditions.
Emergency Department (ED)
If it’s an emergency, then you should come to the ED. An emergency is when a condition arises that you deem severe, oftentimes a life-or-death situation. Good examples are heart attack symptoms, stroke or a compound fracture — a bone break that protrudes through the skin.
Call 911 in an emergency.