ARCADIA, Wis. ― Mayo Clinic Health System now offers facility-to-facility video visits to provide additional specialty care close to home for patients in the Arcadia, Prairie du Chien, Sparta and Tomah, Wisconsin areas. For a facility-to-facility video visit, patients report to their local clinic where a nurse helps them connect with the specialist via video. The innovative technology uses a Bluetooth stethoscope and USB otoscope, as well as high-definition cameras that can move and zoom in for a high-quality physical exam and personal conversation.
"We are excited to be able to give our patients easier access to the specialty care that they need," says Bert Hodous, physician lead at the Arcadia clinic. "Patients can now see specialists in a wide range of specialties without having to travel to La Crosse."
Departments offering facility-to-facility visits include:
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Sleep Medicine
In late June, these specialties will be available for facility-to-facility video visits:
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- Infectious Diseases
- General Surgery
- Palliative Medicine
To request an appointment, call:
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Press ContactRick Thiesse