Skip to main content
Site search

We are vaccinating and masking for you. Please vaccinate and mask for us.

We are vaccinating and masking for you. Please vaccinate and mask for us.
Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Gundersen Health System staff are providing incredible care for patients across the area with many different conditions and illnesses. More COVID-19 hospitalizations make this care much more difficult.

Gundersen is seeing between 40 and 50 COVID-positive hospitalized patients across its system at any given time. Total COVID-related hospitalizations system wide since the start of the pandemic have increased by nearly 200 since early July. Nationally, hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are more than double what they were in early September 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

As summer turns to fall, Gundersen asks everyone to get a free, safe COVID-19 vaccine and wear a mask in indoor, public places. Layering these protections is the best way to limit the spread of the virus, keep COVID-19 hospitalizations low to ease stress on local healthcare, and allow local businesses, schools and organizations to continue normal operations.

How to get the vaccine

Anyone age 12 and older, patients or non-patients, can get the free, safe COVID-19 vaccine at Gundersen.

All three approved COVID-19 vaccines are available during walk-in appointments at the Gundersen Onalaska Clinic 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This week, the clinic is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The week of September 13, the Onalaska vaccine clinic returns to normal hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Gundersen is providing COVID-19 third doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccine to high-risk individuals. COVID-19 vaccine is also available during Onalaska Family Medicine and Pediatrics appointments for those with scheduled appointments, along with primary care appointments at Gundersen regional clinic locations. Please talk to your healthcare provider to get questions answered.

Adult Gundersen patients can walk-in, schedule their appointment through MyChart, or call the scheduling line at (608) 775-6829. Adult non-patients can walk-in or call the scheduling line at (608) 775-6829, option 2, for a vaccine appointment.

Patients under age 18 need parent or guardian consent in person or by calling the Gundersen scheduling line at (608) 775-6829.

News
COVID-Vaccine-Gundersen
news
Gundersen offers COVID vaccine for everyone 6 months and older

September 23, 2022

COVID vaccine is available during scheduled appointments at most Gundersen primary care locations and at the Gundersen Vaccine Clinic, located at the Gundersen Onalaska Clinic (Level 4).
wafer-check-presentation-bintz
news
Gundersen donates $50,000 to new WAFER facility

September 22, 2022

As part of our mission, Gundersen donated $50,000 to WAFER Food Pantry to improve access to healthy foods for our neighbors.
news
Gundersen among best in nation for patient experience

September 21, 2022

Healthgrades® honored Gundersen’s La Crosse Hospital as a recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the 15th consecutive year.
doctor-examining-child-in-hospital-room
news
Gundersen vaccine champion highlighted in new national video

September 20, 2022

Through his vaccine advocacy work, Rajiv Naik, MD, Gundersen Pediatrics, is featured by the American Academy of Pediatrics, to help spread the word about the importance of the HPV vaccine.

1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

Language Support:
Jump back to top