Your Welia Health Update: November 4, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine update

More kids eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, the Minnesota Department of Health has recommended that children ages 5-11 are now eligible to receive an age-appropriate dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Welia Health will work closely with area schools and public health entities about how to schedule an appointment and/or how to register for a community-wide vaccination clinic within the coming weeks.  

From the blog

Saying ‘enough’ to joint pain

Chronic joint pain can be sneaky as it slowly robs us of activities we love. For Lois, it was time to get back in the garden and out on the dance floor.

Read Lois’s story »

Mental health, an app for that?

Apps can be quite useful in helping us improve our mental health. Find out why our mental health professionals think it’s important to use them with caution.  

Use apps with care »

A day in the life

Next time you’re at a high school sporting event, see if you can spot the dedicated athletic trainers on the sidelines, keeping our student-athletes safe.

Go behind the scenes »

A helping hand

When you need help that goes beyond what we can offer as healthcare providers, it’s important to us to direct you to programs that can help.

Discover local resources »

Encouraging literacy for all 

Literacy is essential to help us connect to, engage with, and relate to the world around us. For the 1 in 7 adults who can’t read, the impact is real. 

Learn how to make a difference »

Mentoring rural physicians

Welia Health welcomes a third-year medical student from UMD as part of a long tradition of taking part in the Rural Physician Associate Program. 

Meet Morgan Russek »

Save the date

Drive-thru flu clinic

Getting your flu shot is easier than ever. Welia Health will hold a drive-thru flu clinic in the parking lot of its Pine City clinic on Tuesday, November 9 from 4:30-6:30pm. Simply drive over, follow the signs, and you’ll be in and out in no time. Pre-register for even faster service by calling 320.629.7505. Be sure to bring your insurance card, valid identification, and your entire family!

COVID-19 and flu clinic

Welia Health’s next COVID-19 vaccine clinic, scheduled Wednesday, November 10 from 9:30am-1:30pm, will offer primary and booster doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the flu vaccine. All individuals 12 years and older are eligible. The clinic will be held at the Grand Event Center in Mora. Appointments are required. Call 320.679.6417 or make an appointment online.

In case you missed it

Beware of phone scams

Welia Health has been notified that our primary clinic number, 320.679.1313, was recently used in a potential Medicare scam. This number was spoofed and some patients have been asked for their Medicare number or been pressured to purchase unauthorized medical equipment. Any call originating from Welia Health will always show on caller ID as 320.225.3560. If someone calls you from ANY other number claiming to represent Welia Health, it is a scam and you should hang up. Learn what you can do to protect yourself.

Recent changes to visitor guidelines

Due to the rise of COVID-19 positive cases in our communities, Welia Health has changed its visitor guidelines to limit visitors, including children, and require masks in its facilities. Read the updated guidelines.

Now hiring

Ever thought of joining the Welia Health team? Now could be the time! Learn more open positions, both clinical and non-clinical.