Mayo Clinic Care Network FAQs

What does this mean for me as a patient?

Collaborating with other medical providers to provide the best possible care for patients has always been part of Guthrie’s culture, and Guthrie and Mayo Clinic are closely aligned in the way we deliver patient-centered care. This relationship means our patients can get the benefit of collaboration with Mayo specialists without traveling to Mayo or incurring the cost of an additional visit. By working together, we want to build new and innovative ways to provide the best possible care to patients and their families.

Will I see a Mayo Clinic doctor?

The network's connection is between Guthrie specialists and the specialists at Mayo Clinic. As they work together, you’ll benefit from access to the latest medical expertise close to home.

What does it cost me if my doctor works with Mayo Clinic on my care?

This relationship means our patients can get the benefit of collaboration with Mayo specialists without traveling to Mayo or incurring the cost of an additional visit.

Can I request to use a Mayo Clinic doctor?

Guthrie specialists use eConsults to get input from Mayo Clinic specialists when they believe it would be helpful at no cost to you. If you have questions about your care, talk with your health care provider.

What is Mayo Clinic Care Network?

Guthrie has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families. The network promotes physician collaboration and knowledge sharing so that Guthrie patients gain the benefits of Mayo Clinic expertise while they continue to see their trusted providers. The goal of the network is to provide care as close to home as possible, ensuring patients travel outside the region for care only when necessary. Mayo Clinic developed tools and services for its own use, initially, and now shares these resources with members of the network to complement local expertise and enhance the delivery of care.

Why did Mayo Clinic choose Guthrie for participation in the Mayo Clinic Care Network?

Guthrie was selected to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network for many of the same reasons that Guthrie was interested in Mayo: a shared common philosophy, commitment and mission to improve the delivery of health care through high-quality, data-driven, evidence-based medical care and treatment. In addition, Guthrie had to pass a rigorous Mayo Clinic review process based on quality, service and operational criteria.

Why is Guthrie joining this network?

Guthrie is looking for partners and tools that will benefit our patients and strengthen the health system. Guthrie is committed to seeking new ways to:

  • Partner with quality care providers to create greater alignment around improved quality and patient experience.
  • Ensure we have the right people and tools in place so patient care is always delivered in the best quality and most cost-advantageous clinical setting as close to the patient’s home as possible.