Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield Community update

by Scott Thoreson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield administrator

School is back in session, and the Minnesota State Fair is now in our rearview mirror, which means it’s time to get back to work, as soon the fall harvest will begin. I want to take some time to reflect on themes and showcase how Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield is connecting with patients and our service area.

Community engagement

Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield organizes the Monday night community walks that take place at the tennis courts and make use of the Springfield Trail System. September will mark the last month of these organized walks, which have been a great way to meet people and stay fit. The September walks will take place at 6 p.m. and finish by 7 p.m.


Alice Fasnacht, D.P.T., recently joined our physical therapy team. Alice treats patients who have had a stroke, concussion, back and neck pain, sports injuries, bone breaks, cardiovascular disease and bone replacements. In addition, we’ve expanded our local orthopedic care. A visiting orthopedic physician is available the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

Flu shot season is upon us, and we’re encouraging everyone to be immunized. We’ll offer flu shot clinics in early- to mid-October. We’ll share details in the coming weeks. Call 1-877-412-7575 (toll-free) for more information.

Our Urgent Care hours have changed to 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Saturday hours remain 9 a.m.-noon. We continue to hear from area residents how beneficial this service is. With Urgent Care, no appointment is necessary, and patients are seen on a first-come, first-serviced basis. Our InstyMeds machine is also available for many of the basic prescriptions following your clinic or Emergency Department visit.

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13 S. Marshall Avenue PO Box 78 Springfield, MN 56087