What to bring

Traveling for medical care can be stressful. Use this checklist to pack your suitcase.

Your Mayo Clinic packing checklist

What to expect

See how to prepare for your appointment and how to use your time with your care team wisely.

Video: Helping everyone stay safe when visiting Mayo Clinic

At Mayo Clinic, we're making health care safe for everyone. But we need your help. Here's how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 when you visit.

Bring a mask

  • Wear it at all times while at Mayo Clinic.
  • Universal masking protects everyone.
  • We have extras if you need one.

Keep a thermometer close by

  • You'll need one for pre-screening calls.
  • Bring it along to keep tabs on your health.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water

  • Especially when you've been out in public.
  • Scrub for at least 20 seconds.

Pack more than one container of hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)

  • Carry one with you wherever you go.
  • Use ours placed all over campus.

Keep your distance

  • We've arranged our spaces to keep everyone 6 feet apart (that's about 2 meters).

Thanks for helping with these small steps that make a big difference for all of us.

Watch: Safety tips for visiting during COVID-19

Preventing COVID-19 transmission is a team effort. Staff across our campuses, along with business leaders in our communities, have changed their routines to keep everyone safe.

See what you can do to protect yourself and others when you visit.

Advice from other patients

Get cost-saving tips, travel tricks and advice from former and current Mayo Clinic patients in our online community.

Visiting Mayo Clinic discussion board

Insurance, billing & financial support

Use these resources for insurance and billing questions. Or contact Patient Account Services for help.

Patient Online Services

Access your medical records and communicate with your care team from your favorite digital device.

International Services

Every year, patients from more than 140 countries travel to Mayo Clinic for care. International patients receive timely diagnosis and specialty care in a place designed to feel a little more like home.

Learn more about International Services