Traveling solo for procedures
I will be traveling alone to Rochester, my husband is essential, myson away at college and other family members are high risk to travel in covid times or have small children.
For the procedures scheduled I need a responsible adult for a few hours on a few separate days.
Does anyone know of a paid very short term service or volunteer organization that might accommodate? It seems I can’t find anything or anyone online.
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Visiting Mayo Clinic Support Group.
I would be more than happy to be the "responsible adult" standing by in the Mayo Clinic waiting areas for your procedures. Having done this for my wife many times, I know the drill well.
We live in Rochester about a mile away from the Gonda Building front door. I am a retired US military officer and have been volunteering at Mayo Clinic since 2007. Because of COVID-19, and because all volunteers have been temporarily furloughed, doing this for you would be a natural extension of my normal volunteer duties.
Should you need a reference for my good standing as a volunteer, you can contact either of my Mayo Clinic volunteer services managers: Lisa Brink at 1.507.255.5653 or Rebecca Hynes at 1.507.284.5520
If this is your first trip to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic, I can also help with directions and the process flows. I can also help with finding accomodations and transportation should you need that assistance.
Please private message me and I'll share my contact information. My last name is pronounced "show-land."
Best wishes, Cliff
@csjolundjr, Cliff – What an amazing offer and quick connection. Thank you.
You'll notice that I removed your personal telephone number and email address from the message above. I recommend not sharing personal contact information in a public online forum. We don't want you to get unwanted spam as a result. Instead I recommend using the secure private message function to exchange contact information so that you and @adelinahorse can connect.
Adelina, I'd like to also make you aware of another free service at Mayo Clinic – the Concierge Services
The staff at the concierge desk can help answer your questions about shuttle service and travel times between locations on the Mayo Clinic Rochester campus. They can also let you know about restaurants who are serving during this time and take out options. You can even ask them about activities and services available during your stay. You can contact Concierge Services by email, phone, chat or in person during business hours:
* Phone: 507-538-8438
* Live Chat: https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide
* Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You might also be interested in this discussion:
– Tips: Traveling to Mayo to get medical care safely during COVID-19 https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/your-tips-traveling-and-getting-medical-care-safely-during-covid-19/
Any questions that Cliff or other members can help answer as you prepare for your trip? Is this you first time to Mayo Rochester?
Hello @adelinahorse, I hope you are well. I am glad you found a community where you can ask questions and get an immediate response. My name is Lawrence and I work with Mayo Clinic Concierge Services. Rochester has for hire services that can pick you up from a procedure where you had to be sedated. However, in most instances patients who are staying at hotels that offer transportation to Mayo Clinic can use what is called Ticket to ride. Please call the department that scheduled your appointment and find out if they will allow you to participate. My team will be happy to guide you and find the best possible means for you to go back to the hotel.
If not, use either of the services below;
Give us a call at 507-538-8438 if you have any questions.
Post Sedation Transport and After Care Services (Post-Sedation-Transport-and-After-Care-Services.pdf)