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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

CentraCare Urgency Center to Open

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. - CentraCare Health soon will offer a new way of delivering care in St. Cloud — the CentraCare Urgency Center. The first of its kind in Central Minnesota, the Urgency Center delivers the high-quality urgent medical care you expect without the emergency room wait or cost. Opening Monday, Jan. 20, at CentraCare Health Plaza, the CentraCare Urgency Center will be staffed by Central Minnesota Emergency Physicians, the same group that treats patients at the St. Cloud Hospital Emergency Trauma Center.

Common health concerns to be treated at the CentraCare Urgency Center include:

Common health concerns treated include:

  • acute injury evaluation
  • blood clots
  • broken bones
  • chest pain
  • dislocations, sprains and strains
  • eye pain and injury
  • fast-onset joint and back pain
  • head injury
  • high fever, dehydration, nausea or vomiting
  • minor injuries from motor vehicle collisions
  • pediatric illness and injuries
  • pneumonia and other infectious problems
  • pregnancy bleeding and cramping
  • respiratory or breathing problems, including asthma
  • serious cuts requiring stitches or severe nosebleed
  • severe abdominal pain
  • severe headache/migraine

The Urgency Center is open 365 days a year from 5-10 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays. No appointment needed. Patients should enter through Woodlands and go to the second level.

Patients transported by air or ground ambulance need to go to the St. Cloud Hospital Emergency Trauma Center.