We offer a full range of diagnostic procedures on site by skilled technologist under the direction of a radiologist.
- 64-Slice CT Scanner (Computed Tomography)
- Digital Mammography
- Mobile MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) available to you on a weekly basis by Central Minnesota Diagnostic Imaging (CMDI)
- Nuclear Medicine
For additional information, call CentraCare Health – Melrose Imaging at 320-256-4231.
Patient Instructions (learn about your procedure)
For more information, call 320-256-4231.
Occupational therapy helps people of all ages do daily activities. Our occupational therapist can help people whose ability is impaired by:
- Physical illness or injury
- Congenital or developmental disorders
- Social or emotional problems
- Aging process
Receiving Occupational Therapy
Individuals receive occupational therapy on an inpatient or outpatient basis, at the long-term care facility, and through home health care services. Treatment is initiated upon the order of a physician. Following an evaluation, treatment objectives are identified and coordinated with the patient and/or family, and other members of the health care team.
Activities evaluated by occupational therapists:
- Activities of daily living
- Range of motion
- Visual-perceptual skills
- Cognitive skills
- Muscle tone
Occupational Therapy Treatments
- Daily living activities training
- Instruction on use of assistive devices
- Balance retraining
- Coordination training
- Cognitive retraining
- Visual-perceptual training
- Sensory stimulation
- Joint protection
- Energy conservation/work simplification
Physical therapy is the treatment of disability and pain through physical means such as exercise, heat, cold, electricity, etc. It can help a patient recover from an illness, injury or surgery or it can help maintain mobility in people with disabilities and birth defects.
Treatments can help a patient gain strength, relieve pain, regain use of an affected limb or relearn daily living activities such as walking, dressing or bathing.
Speech therapy at CentraCare Health-Long Prairie provides diagnosis and treatment of communication and speech disorders.
Speech therapy includes the diagnosis and treatment of:
- Speech and Language
- Swallowing disorders
- Cognitive Impairments
Visiting specialists provide the following specialty services. A referral by your primary health care provider may be needed. Please call 320-256-4231 to make an appointment or to find out what days providers are available.
Allergy & Asthma
Accurate Hearing Services, Inc. provide bi-weekly outreach hearing services at CentraCare Health – Melrose.
St. Cloud Hospital’s Behavioral Health offers weekly outreach mental health services for adults, adolescents and children at CentraCare Health – Melrose.
Adult Psychiatry – Chris Moellentine, MD
Social Worker – Tom Vaudt, MS, LPLISCN
Psychiatrist Chris Moellentine, MD, treats a variety of mental health problems, including:
- Bipolar disorder
- Panic attacks
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Post traumatic stress disorderBorderline personality disorder
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease
Tom Vaudt, licensed psychologist from St. Cloud Hospital Recover Plus, offers therapy for children, adolescents, couples, families and individuals. Some of the most common concerns and treatments he helps with include:
- Adjustment disorders
- Substance abuse and the impact it has on individuals and their families
Chemotherapy / Oncology
Intravenous chemotherapy at CentraCare Health – Melrose allows patients to receive cancer treatments closer to home and work closely with referring oncologists to make your chemotherapy treatments as convenient as possible – saving travel time and costs.
In addition to administering chemotherapy treatments, nursing staff also update the patient’s oncologist and call to check on the patient. They provide emotional support, education about side effects and additional resources that may be of help.
Follow-up lab work can be done at CentraCare Health – Melrose as well as CT, MRI and other diagnostic tests.
Dahlia Elkadi, MD, an oncologist from the Coborn Cancer Center visits the CentraCare Health – Melrose outreach clinic on a monthly basis to see patients.
CentraCare Health – Melrose is proud to operate CentraCare Radiation Oncology at Douglas County Hospital. This unit in Alexandria conveniently serves patients from Fergus Falls, benson, Willmar, Melrose and all places in between.
Gastroenterologists from CentraCare Digestive Center provide digestive care services weekly at CentraCare Health – Melrose.
Services provided at CentraCare Health – Melrose include:
- Clinical consultations
- Colonoscopy screenings
- Endoscopic procedures
Eye Care (Surgery only)
Micheal Eichler, MD, an ophthalmologist from Eye Surgeons and Physicians of St. Cloud, provides monthly outreach to CentraCare Health – Melrose.
We address a variety of eye concerns, including:
- Cataract surgery
- Vision Correction
Matthew Eberly, DPM, and Walt Ellis, DPM, podiatrists, from St. Cloud Foot & Ankle, provide weekly outreach foot care services. Both specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the foot and ankle, including medical and surgical treatment.
We address a variety of podiatric concerns, including:
- Heel pain
- Sports injuries
- Ingrown toenails
- Fractures and injuries
- Flat feet
- Diabetic foot problems
- Ankle sprains and fractures
- Children’s foot problems
- Routine foot care
Heart & Vascular Care
David Edgerton, DO, and Paul Johnson, DO, orthopedics from Little Falls Orthopedics, provide weekly outreach care at CentraCare Health – Melrose.
Together we provide a full range of orthopedic services including:
- Joint Replacement
- Sports Medicine
- Trauma/Fracture Care
- Hand/Arm/Shoulder Care
- Foot/Ankle Care
To make an appointment, call 320-256-4231. No referral necessary.
Radiologists from Regional Diagnostic Radiology perform outreach pain management services to patients at CentraCare Health – Melrose.
Pain Management Injections utilize image guidance to insert a needle containing local anesthetic and steroids, directly into a source of pain. Providing relief that can last for months, common Pain Management Injections include:
- Nerve Root Blocks
- Epidural Steroid
- Extremity Joint
- Facet Joint
- Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can be easily identified through sleep diagnostic testing at CentraCare Health – Melrose. Testing is performed overnight in a private sleep room. Sensor as attached to the body to monitor breathing, heart rate, brain activity, muscle activity and oxygen levels while the patient sleeps.
Once a sleep disorder has been identified, treatment can be prescribed to help improve the amount and quality of your sleep.
A provider’s order is required to schedule a sleep study. CentraCare Health – Melrose works in collaboration with the St. Cloud Hospital Sleep Center to provide this service locally.
John Matsuura, MD, a urologist from Adult & Pediatric Urology, provides monthly outreach urological health care at CentraCare Health - Melrose.
We address a variety of urological concerns, including:
- Kidney stone removal
- Urinary incontinence
- Prostate and bladder cancer
- Prostate removal
CentraCare Health – Melrose partnered with The Vein Center to provide minimally invasive services locally.
Jody Bolton-Smith, MD, and Terri Wolfe, PA, from Regional Diagnostic Radiology in St. Cloud, treat men and women, ages 18-90, in Melrose twice a month.
- Laser vein ablation – faulty veins are sealed at their origin with a beam of light
- Micro-phlebectomy – large varicose veins are removed through tiny incisions
- Sclerotherapy – veins are naturally absorbed over time after an injection of medicine
To learn more, call CentraCare Health – Melrose at 320-256-4231, ext. 24158.