Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center is preparing to fully reopen its Winona Clinic for in-person services by the middle of June. Our other locations in Red Wing, Caledonia and Wabasha have already started meeting with consumers face to face in the clinics. The Winona Clinic has had limited in-person services since the height of the COVID-10 pandemic in March of last year. Most services have been provided through telemedicine. Currently, work is in progress to repurpose space within the clinic to allow for face to face interaction safely for all.
“I am very excited about us changing as an agency again to best meet the needs of the community,” said Executive Director Erik Sievers. “This time returning slowly, thoughtfully and deliberately to a closer version of providing behavioral health services in a manner that we were able to prior to when the pandemic began.”
Telemedicine services will continue to be provided as needed for consumers who prefer to do so. In 2020, Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center provided 49 percent of services in-person and 51 percent of services through tele-medicine. That is a significant change from 2019, where the organization provided 97 percent of services in-person with only three percent being offered through tele-medicine.
“We have been able to stay open throughout the pandemic and continue to provide responsive and consumer focused behavioral health services through enhanced utilization of telemedicine,” added Sievers.
If you would like a tour to view the new space changes, contact Stacy Shones, StacyS@hvmhc.org or 507-453-6214.
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