Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) Summary
OMC is committed to providing access and healthcare for all UMR students (taking 6 or more credits and paying the student services fee). The Skyway Clinic is temporarily closed with plans to open again in early October. In the interim all students are able to access healthcare in the following ways:
- Call OMC (507) 292-7250 to schedule an in person or telehealth appointment. Identify yourself as a UMR student. Find more information about services provided here.
- Drop in during the UMR student drop in hour from 3:00 -4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday on the 2nd floor of 318 Commons, Skyway Clinic. Appointments are available at other times as well. This hour is reserved for UMR students to drop in without an appointment..
- Call the OMC Covid-19 Nurse Triage Line (507-292-7266) in the event of Covid-19 exposure or symptoms. Students will need to identify themselves as UMR students.
- Covid -19 testing scheduled through OMC is conducted at the OMC Fastcare Clinic located at 102 Elton Hills, Suite #200 NW Rochester, 55901. Students who need transportation should ask for information when speaking to a nurse on the triage line.
- UMR will cover the cost for one Covid-19 test at OMC Fastcare Clinic Northwest. . Testing at any other site cannot be covered by UMR. Students must first access the OMC Covid-19 Nurse Triage Line in order to register and access testing. Identify yourself as a UMR student.
If you are exposed to COVID-19 or are symptomatic, you need to:
- Immediately contact your healthcare provider or the Olmsted Medical Center Triage Line (507) 292-7266. When calling OMC, you need to say you are a UMR student and not a Twin Cities student. OMC will provide virtual and/or on-site services, including a referral for testing, if necessary. Note that the triage line is staffed 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
a. If the phone line is closed, you should quarantine in a room until you are able to reach your healthcare provider or the OMC triage line.
- You need to complete the online COVID Care Report form, which will be received by the UMR COVID Care team.
- Stay in your apartment or home until you receive guidance from your healthcare provider or public health officer, monitor email and phone for instructions regarding next steps.
- Inform family members of your situation.
- You must notify your course instructors if you need to be absent from a course or practicum experiences. Your course instructor will work with the program director and academic advisor to work out a plan for you to meet course and/or practicum requirements.
- You will be instructed by the health care provider to isolate for 10 days after symptoms first appear to reduce the risk of infecting others. Isolation should then continue until you have experienced 24 hours without a fever and other symptoms have improved. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a 10-day isolation period for those known to be infected with COVID-19 but are asymptomatic.
- You must notify your course instructors if you need to be absent from a course or practicum experiences.
- Steps to take if living on campus
- Steps to take if living off campus