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Mayo begins curbside pickup of medicine in La Crosse

Brad Williams

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Mayo Clinic Health System is switching to ‘curbside only’ pickup of prescription drugs at its La Crosse locations, starting Wednesday. 

Patients can drive to the Skemp Clinic entrance and phone or text the staff to say you have arrived, and they can bring the prescription out to you. 

Mayo also urges patients to have prescriptions mailed to their homes. 

Drive-through and mail delivery of prescriptions will be used at the Mayo clinic sites in Holmen and Onalaska. 

To help local efforts in fighting coronavirus, a $500,000 gift from the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration is going to local groups responding to the emergency. 

Of that amount, $300,000 is going to the Emergency Response Fund, which includes the United Way and the La Crosse Community Foundation. 

The other $200,000 is going to the Coulee Collaborative to End Homelessness. 

The FSPA hopes that its donation will encourage others to help efforts in fighting the coronavirus. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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