Skip to main content

Mayo to close another clinic in southeast Minnesota

Patients at the La Crescent clinic will transition to nearby locations.

Southeast Minnesota is losing another Mayo Clinic facility after the hospital system announced the closure of its location in La Crescent.

Mayo Clinic Health Systems has confirmed it will close the clinic on Nov. 22 and transition its services to nearby facilities in Caledonia, Minnesota, and La Cross and Onalaska, in Wisconsin.

Michael Morrey, the Mayo Clinic Health System Regional Chairman of Administration, said: "This was a difficult and well-considered decision."

"We are exploring ways that we can provide health care services more efficiently and effectively while being good stewards of our resources," he added.

There have been a handful of Mayo Clinic closures affecting the southeast region in recent years.

Last year, Adams, Minnesota, lost its Mayo Clinic health center when its only doctor decided to move to the main facility in Rochester, while residents of LeRoy lost their clinic a year earlier.

Follow BMTN on LinkedIn

Mayo Clinic made the announcement at 6 p.m. on Friday, noting that La Crescent patients will be notified over the coming weeks.

Speaking to the Post Bulletin, a Mayo Clinic spokesman said the La Crescent clinic's proximity to other, larger campuses meant too many resources were being diverted to the smaller location.

But not everyone at the clinic was aware of the shutdown, with the newspaper saying someone answered the phone at the La Crescent clinic and, upon being informed of the impending closure, replied with: "Are you kidding me?"

Next Up

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Minneapolis teen charged in carjacking, chase that left 2 dead

Two 16-year-olds died when the SUV they crashed in was split in half.


Minnesota woman who pointed gun at officer sentenced to 10 years in prison

The sheriff's deputy shot the woman multiple times in the incident.


Who left tires all over the road in Forest Lake?

Authorities said they would "love to chat" with the people responsible.


Ex-cop Kueng sentenced to 3½ years in prison in killing of George Floyd

Kueng pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in October.


Effort to support flu-stricken boy who spent his birthday on ventilator

The 10-year-old has been on a ventilator after complications followed.


What's the latest on next week's major snowstorm system?

The storm is coming. It's just a matter of where the biggest snow totals occur.

Screen Shot 2022-12-09 at 12.01.44 PM

Twin Cities radio host Matt McNeil seriously injured in crash

A post on his social media account says he'll recover.

Screen Shot 2022-12-09 at 12.48.55 PM

Marshalls in downtown Minneapolis to close its doors to shoppers

The company confirmed it will be open until mid-January.

Screen Shot 2022-12-09 at 9.45.35 AM

Boys aged 12 and 14 arrested after fleeing police in stolen car

The two boys were charged with felony fleeing in a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.


Heavy snow brings multiple crashes to southern Minnesota roads

The snowfall is expected to end sometime Friday morning.

Cheetah Pizza

Edina pizza joint quietly closes after 38 years

The restaurant was located at 5125 Edina Industrial Blvd.


Mayo Belle Plaine

Mayo temporarily closes 5 clinics in southern MN amid COVID surge

The Mayo is reallocating staff to other sites as it deals with the COVID outbreak.

Bernie Sanders slams Mayo Clinic decision to shut MN facilities

The Democratic presidential candidate accused the health system of greed.

Allina Health steps in to save one Mayo Clinic location from closure

The Mayo recently announced it was moving out of Springfield.

Mayo clinic

Coronavirus: Mayo Clinic set to roll out antibody test next week

But it will be a while before the test is broadly available.

The Mayo Clinic made more than $1 billion profit in 2019

It's the first time the Rochester health system passed the figure.

Mayo clinic

Mayo Clinic announces pay cuts for one-third of its staff

There will also be furloughs forthcoming from the Rochester institution.

Study: The most and least expensive hospitals, clinics in Minnesota

A tranche of analysis and data has been released by MN Community Measurement.