Employee and Community Health (ECH) works with organizations in the community to offer additional support resources and extend care outside of the clinic. The following community resources can be accessed through the links below.
This list is not intended as a comprehensive list of all resources available in the community. For help connecting with the appropriate resource, please contact your primary care team.
125 LIVE125 LIVE Center for Active Adults is a state-of-the-art facility specifically designed to focus on the diverse needs of individuals 18+ and provide a wide variety of physical, social and intellectual opportunities to engage the minds and bodies of our community. Through expansive programming, fitness amenities, gathering spaces and personal health resources, 125 LIVE provides opportunities for all adults to embark on their own journey to "aging successfully." From pickleball to cribbage to Monday movie night, 125 LIVE offers a calendar of opportunities to be active and socialize.
Boys and Girls Club of Rochester
Boys and Girls Club of Rochester (BGCR), Minnesota serves more than 1,600 children each year. Close to two-thirds are from racial/ethnic minority groups, and a majority live in low-income homes. It's an out-of-school program designed to empower all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring community members.
BGCR is open after school and during summer when kids need its programs most. Membership is open to youth from kindergarten through grade 12, with programs for kids and teens tailored to their specific educational and health needs. A healthy dinner is served every weekday, with additional meals served during the summer.
- Club Fit
A program of the BGCR, Club Fit meets Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Members complete an exercise program and learn about healthy living, including making healthy eating decisions.
- Club Fit
Breast Milk Depot
The Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa (MMBI) has a breast milk collection depot located at Mayo Family Clinic Southeast. If you're interested in donating your milk, here are the steps:
- To donate, please email Jean Drulis or call her at 319-384-9930.
- Go through a screening process with MMBI to determine if you are eligible.
- To qualify as a milk donor, you'll be asked about smoking, alcohol use, herbal supplements, medications and your willingness to make a minimum breast-milk donation. Find more details on the Information for Milk Donors web page.
- Blood tests may be completed at Mayo Family Clinic Southeast 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.
- Milk from approved donors can be delivered to the Mayo Family Clinic Southeast reception desk 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a group that provides resources and support to families and individuals touched by ADHD in and around Rochester, Minn. The group typically meets monthly on the fourth Thursday. Meetings include 30 to 60 minutes for an educational presentation by a group member or outside expert, followed by time for sharing and discussion among group members.
Children's Dental Health Services
Children's Dental Health Services (CDHS) is dedicated to reducing dental access barriers by providing a dental home to underserved children through comprehensive dental care and education using our portable clinic and office locations in Southeast Minnesota. CDHS offers a sliding-fee scale program that provides discounts on restorative services based on income.
Family dental resources in Olmsted County
Employee and Community Health (ECH) pediatricians have compiled a list of dentists in Olmsted County who work with families of all income levels and accept Medicaid. The list is available in English and Spanish.
Dodge County Public Health
Dodge County Public Health promotes and fosters a healthy community by delivering the highest-quality services to the greatest number of Dodge County residents. Its services fall into five main areas:
- Disease prevention: Immunizations, flu clinics, immunization education
- Senior home and community-based services: Help for keeping the elderly in their homes
- Family health: Services for children, pregnant women and families
- Environmental health: Public health nuisances, water testing and lead education
- Health promotion: Educational programs, health maintenance clinics and speakers
Elder NetworkElder Network serves seniors, their caregivers and families in three counties: Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona. It provides non-medical elder care to support seniors and their caregivers through seven programs: senior advocacy, education and support, companion services, respite care in-home, peer support, friendly visitors, and transportation. Not all services are available in all counties.
ExercisABILITIES brings physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, health, wellness and recreation programming to everyone, despite any need for adaptation, physical help or financial assistance to achieve safe, active, fun and effective recovery from any medical illness or physical impairment.
- KidShape 2.0 is an interactive healthy living lifestyle change program designed especially for children in the 85th percentile or higher for body weight and their families. Over six two-hour sessions, KidShape involves participants in nutrition education activities, including family shopping, prep and cooking, as well as physical activity education. The program is delivered by a registered dietitian and a youth exercise specialist.
Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA)The Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association's (IMAA) mission is to build bridges between cultures by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services. It's Community Health Workers (CHW) work closely with Employee and Community Health (ECH), serving as liaisons between underserved populations and the health care and social systems in the Rochester, Kasson/Byron, and Austin/Albert Lea communities. CHWs provide advocacy, information, and education to underserved populations in order to help them improve their lifestyles, manage their chronic conditions, and connect them to the proper health care resources and services.
Minnesota Children's Museum - RochesterMinnesota Children's Museum is dedicated to sparking children's learning through play. Their vision: Kids play more. Adults do, too. The museum's work helps the community thrive as a happier, healthier and more innovative place to live through the radiant power of play.
NAMI Southeast MinnesotaThe National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of people affected by mental illness. Their mission is to improve the lives of individuals affected by mental illness through education, support, research and advocacy. The Southeast Minnesota chapter offers three skills classes for people with mental illness, as well as programs for families and caregivers, the community ad health care professionals.
Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS)
Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) provides a broad range of services to individuals, families and communities to promote and protect the health of those who live and work in Olmsted County. The department focuses on promoting healthy families and communities; supporting disabled, mentally ill and elderly persons to live independently; preventing and responding to emerging diseases and health threats; and identifying and preventing environmental health risks. It also fosters partnerships with many organizations, businesses and community groups to address and resolve health issues and concerns.
Salvation Army Good Samaritan Clinic
Residents of Olmsted County can depend on The Salvation Army's Good Samaritan Health Clinic, located at 120 N. Broadway, for quality medical and dental care, regardless of their current situation.
- The Dental Clinic works in collaboration with area dentists and agencies to provide emergency dental services to Olmsted and surrounding county residents. Volunteer dentists treat underserved patients with medical assistance or no insurance. The clinic is staffed by community volunteer dentists, hygienists, and assistants.
- The Medical Clinic works in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and United Way of Olmsted County to provide medical care for county residents who don't have insurance. The clinic is staffed by volunteer doctors, nurses and medical professionals from the community.
Southeastern Minnesota Center for Independent LivingSoutheastern Minnesota Center for Independent Living (SEMCIL) is a community-based, cross-disability, non-residential, nonprofit organization offering a variety of independent living services and supports for people with disabilities, including the Disability Hub MN and personal care assistance. Its services help people with disabilities live as independently as possible and participate in their communities. SEMCIL serves people in Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona counties.
Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on AgingSoutheastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging (SEMAAA) helps older adults age successfully with dignity and informed choices. It connects seniors, family members, caregivers and aging professionals to community and state resources. SEMAAA serves Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona counties.
Veteran's ServicesThe Veteran's Services Office helps Olmsted County residents, who have served in the armed forces of the United States, secure benefits such as: federal, state, dependent, transportation, mental health and chemical dependency provided by law if the person has a discharge other than dishonorable. Assistance is also provided to all residents, regardless of the nature of the discharge, in securing mental health counseling and treatment for alcohol and/or drug dependency abuse.
The Rochester Area Family YMCA offers personal training, group exercise classes, swim lessons, and health-management and community-building programs. The facility features a fitness center, aquatic center, gym and more.
- Diabetes Prevention Program
The Y's Diabetes Prevention Program works with individuals at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It focuses on weight loss, healthier eating and increased physical activity to reduce or eliminate developing diabetes. Participants meet weekly for six months and monthly for the remaining six months of the year-long program. It's facilitated by a trained lifestyle coach. Y membership isn't required.
- Livestrong at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a 12-week small-group fitness program for adult cancer survivors who have become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. Program participants are referred through their medical provider.
- Diabetes Prevention Program
Zumbro Valley Health CenterFor more than 50 years, Zumbro Valley Health Center has worked to improve the mental and chemical health of people in Southeast Minnesota, regardless of their ability to pay. As a community mental health center, the organization enhances the quality of life for individuals through its integrated mental health, primary care, community support and chemical health programs. It's dedicated to helping people better manage their symptoms, relationships and overall well-being.