Health, Wellness and Patient Information
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones this Flu Season
Getting a flu shot is one of the most effective ways to avoid getting the flu and spreading it to others. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine every year.
Annual flu vaccinations are available at all SEMC locations. To schedule an appointment to receive your flu shot, please call 507-794-3691. For additional information about the influenza virus or vaccine, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
New Breastfeeding Support Group at SEMC
SEMC offers a breastfeeding support group for pregnant women and mothers who are interested in learning more about breastfeeding. This free support group, facilitated by SEMC's Certified Lactation Counselor, Chiloe Kottke, RN, meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the First Tuesday of every month in the Union Room at SEMC.
During these gatherings, women have the opportunity to share experiences, hear from professionals, support one another and gain knowledge about breastfeeding. Participants are encourged to bring their nursing child with them.
Breastfeeding Support Group Information
What You Need to Know About Zika Virus
Are you pregnant or trying to become pregnant? Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. Please click here to see the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) special precautions on how to protect yourself from Zika virus.
In addition, the CDC has updated the guidance for pregnant women and women and men of reproductive age for Zika virus infection related to the ongoing investigation of local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Click here for additional information.
News, Events and Information
SEMC 5K Run/Walk for Health 2017
The Sleepy Eye Medical Center 5K Run/Walk for Health will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 around the Sleepy Eye Bike Trail. Check-in will take place from 8-8:45 a.m. at the east entrance of Allison Park.
This race promotes a fun, healthy activity for people of all ages and fitness levels. The top three male and female finishers will receive a medal, and all participants will receive a healthy snack breakfast. Race t-shirts will be available and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to those registering after April 28. Proceeds benefit the wellness programs at Sleepy Eye, Comfrey, Morgan and Franklin schools.
To register, click here. Online registrations will be accepted through noon on Friday, May 12. Same-day race registrants must register in-person between 8-8:45 a.m. on May 13 at the east entrance of Allison Park.
Community Health Day 2017
Community Health Day will be held 6:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 18 at Sleepy Eye Public School. Blood analysis screenings and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone screenings will be offered with a fee. Free blood pressure checks will also be available. It is recommended that indviduals fast for 12 hours before but continue drinking water and taking usual medication(s).
Appointments are requested for blood tests. Call Brown County REA during regular business hours at 1-800-658-2368 or 507-794-3331 to make an appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted after 7:30 a.m.
This annual event is co-sponsored by Sleepy Eye Medical Center, Brown County REA, Sleepy Eye Community Education and Brown County Public Health.
Stay Fit in 2017 - Participate in #SEMCFIT Challenge
At Sleepy Eye Medical Center, we believe living a healthy life comes down to making healthy choices every day.
This New Year, we invite you to join us in a community-wide wellness challenge called #SEMCFIT. This initiative is aimed at encouraging healthy choices every day.
During January through March, SEMC challenges you to document the healthy choices you make for your mind, body and spirit. Running, walking, clean eating, yoga, spiritual reading--they all count and make a difference.
How the Challenge Works
1.) Show us how you're staying #SEMCFIT. Post messages and/or pictures using
#SEMCFIT on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page(s). Be sure to include "#SEMCFIT" in your post. If preffered, participants may share their healthy decisions by email instead. Submissions can be made to Mikayla Mages, Community Relations Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.) Every time you post or submit an email, your name will be entered into a prize drawing. The more you share your wellness journey with us, the more entries you receive!
3.) We will announce prize winners on the SEMC Facebook page and website the second and fourth Friday of every month, January through March. Prizes may be picked up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the Clinic Front Desk beginning on Monday, Jan. 16.
Join us as we strive to make our community healthier in 2017!
Winners for January 27 - February 10 Drawing: