A Message from Krohn Clinic
Krohn Clinic’s family of doctors, providers and staff are here to provide outstanding and comprehensive medical care for you and your family, delivered locally and with compassion. During the challenging times we are in, Krohn Clinic will remain here for you, treating you if you have an illness, helping you manage your chronic medical conditions so that your problems do not worsen, and working with you to stay as healthy as possible.
To ensure your safety and comfort, we have taken the following extraordinary measures. Our clinic building is now divided into two main areas.
We have a dedicated area for patients who are ill and may need medical care. We continue to ask you to call us first if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath. Over the phone, we can give advice on whether you need to be seen at the clinic or treated by phone call. If you need to be seen face-to-face, we will make arrangements to meet you before you enter the building, provide you a mask if you do not have one, and escort you immediately to a dedicated exam room where you will be treated by dedicated staff working in this area for the day.
For everyone else who is not acutely ill, we have the rest of the clinic building where again, dedicated staff will take care of you to keep you well and manage your chronic medical problems to help keep you out of the emergency room or hospital.
For patients that would be more comfortable visiting your doctor or provider while staying at home, telehealth visits have been enthusiastically embraced by many. If you prefer this type of visit, and your doctor or provider believe a telehealth visit would be beneficial for your medical condition, please ask about arranging for a telehealth visit. You may read more about telehealth visits on our website.
When you visit the clinic, you will notice many other temporary changes undertaken to provide for your safety and comfort.
- Every patient will be screened during their reminder call or communication about fever, cough, or shortness of breath; and again upon your arrival at the clinic
- Registration for those acutely ill will bypass our registration area and take place in your designated exam room
- Everyone else will notice glass protection at our registration desk
- All hygiene, cleaning and social distancing recommended by public health are being followed throughout the clinic (you may read more about this and other guidelines on our website)
- All clinic employees are being monitored each day before work, and any employee who is acutely ill remains at home for the recommended time periods for healthcare workers
- Masking of all employees has started; you are welcome to wear your homemade mask (cloth face covering) when in our building
We are grateful for your confidence in Krohn Clinic, and we are here to take care of you. Please call if you have any questions about your healthcare.
Coronavirus Interview with Dr. Lane on March 15, 2020
Coronavirus Interview with Dr. Lane
How can Jackson County, Wi prepare for the coronavirus?I sit down with Dr. Kirk Lane and ask him myself. Dr. Lane taught me these things:#1 – Don’t panic. Don’t buy everything off the shelves. Don’t hoard all of our local resources for yourself. Now is NOT the time to panic and be selfish. It’s a time to be calm and to support one another.#2 – Take this virus seriously. It can spread easily. So let's do our part to wash hands and practice social distancing. We don't want everyone in our community getting sick at the same time. That's when clinics get overrun.#3 – If you have symptoms, CALL FIRST. Don’t simply show up at a clinic or hospital. CALL FIRST.#4 – If you’re short on food/supplies, call our local food bank in Black River Falls. Even though this can be scary and/or frustrating, let’s use this as an opportunity to support each other, to be a good neighbor, and to keep each other safe!Posted by Jack Taylor Jr. on Sunday, March 15, 2020
Drive Up testing for COVID-19
Krohn Clinic is happy to announce that we are offering Drive Up testing for COVID-19. The CDC and Public Health are encouraging all patients with the following symptoms to consider being tested: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, chills, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness or sudden loss of smell or taste.
If you would like to consider being tested from inside your vehicle at the clinic, please call us at 715-284-1900, and we can give you more information and get you scheduled. Almost every insurance plan completely covers this testing.