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121 Drew Ave SE, Madelia, MN 56062

Swing Bed

It's Your Health. It's Your Choice.

We are here for you. Call 507.642.3255 for information.

What is a Swing Bed Program?


Our Swing Bed Program exists to meet the needs of patients who are in a transition phase of illness or recovery. These are patients whose medical needs cannot be met at home, or in a long term care facility, but whose condition no longer requires admission to an acute care unit or hospital. When you no longer need acute care services, but aren't physically able to go home, ask to continue your stay in an MCHC Swing Bed.

What services do Swing Bed Patients Receive?

Depending on the patient's need, the following services are available through the MCHC Swing Bed Program:

  • Daily therapy to meet self-care goals
  • Physical therapy
  • Specialized wound care
  • IV Therapy
  • 24-hour nursing staff and emergency department
  • In-house pharmacy
  • Discharge planning


How are Swing Bed Services paid for?

Payment is often covered by Medicare or private insurance plans. Coverage is the same from facility to facility.

Referring facilities may try to encourage patients to stay within the same provider network, but that really is not necessary for coverage. If you want to be transferred to a Swing Bed at MCHC, you may have to specifically request our services. We would love to help you recuperate!

Our Comfort Rooms Include:

  • Private room and private bathroom
  • Dress in your own clothing
  • Cable TV and Wifi
  • Familiar surroundings and staff
  • Hot meals delivered to your room, snacks throughout the day.

Click HERE to see what our patients say about their stay at the Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic.

Request to have your Swing Bed Care close to home!

We are here for you. Call 507.642.3255 for information.