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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Advance Care Planning

Make Your Wishes Known With a Health Care Directive

Accidents and illness can happen at any age. If you can’t speak for yourself, who will speak for you? Making your health care wishes known ahead of time to friends and family through advance care planning will help decrease uncertainty in the event that you are unable to communicate. Have the conversation with your friends and family today about your wishes and then document in a health care directive.

What is a Health Care Directive?

A Health Care Directive is a written document that informs others about your health care wishes if you are unable to speak for yourself.

Complete Your Form Online

Once you have completed the health care directive form, remember the following:

  • Your signature on the document needs to be witnessed or notarized.
  • Make copies of the document for yourself and your loved ones.
  • Submit the document to your physician for your medical record.

A copy of your completed form can be scanned and sent via email to:

Or the document can be mailed to:

CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital
Attn: HIM Dept.
1406 Sixth Ave North
St. Cloud, MN 56303-9893

Advance Care Planning and Health Care Directive Resources

We encourage you to learn more about Advance Care Planning. Read a St. Cloud Times' story on a family's experience. Watch a National Healthcare Decisions Day video to learn more.

  • Light the Legacy
  • Honoring Choices
  • Need help filling out your Health Care Directive? Free Educational Sessions are offered in-person or virtually through CentraCare’s community partner, Light the Legacy. Learn more.

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