Spooner Health Updates

  • Spooner Health is now testing anyone with any symptom of COVID-19 through Essentia Health's curbside testing. Please start your free screening by: 
    Visiting www.EssentiaHealth.org/COVID-19
    or calling
    You do not need to be a patient of Essentia Health.
  • Starting August 25, testing hours are 7:00 am - 12:00 pm, every day. 
  • Visitor Policy: 
    • One visitor per patient is allowed per day within visiting hours in the Emergency Department or on the Inpatient floor. 
    • Visiting hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
    • All visitors must wear masks, even when in the room with the patient. Please practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. 
    • If you leave the facility, you will not be allowed back in for the day. Please plan accordingly. 
    • Please remain in the designated room of your loved one. If you need anything from anywhere in the facility, please let a member of the care team know. 
  • Some outpatient appointments and procedures are resuming with precautions. These services include rehabilitation services, diagnostic imaging, and some specialty clinic procedures. 
  • Emergency Department patients, please use Emergenty Department entrance 
  • All other patients, please use the main entrance Monday through Friday, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. After hours and on weekends, please use the Emergency Department entrance. 
  • If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911. 

COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
Washburn County Public Health 
Essentia Health 


Guidance for Cloth Masks


Mental Health Resources

Washburn County Mental Health and AODA 
Washburn County Crisis Line: 1-888-860-0373

Other Local Resources

Lakeland Family Resource Center 
Community First - Washburn County
Regional Hospice Online Grief Support Group


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