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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 Expands Hours, Relocates

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. — The CentraCare Urgency Center, an alternative to the emergency room for urgent medical needs, has expanded its hours and moved to the lower level of CentraCare Health Plaza, 1900 CentraCare Circle, St. Cloud. Hours are from 2:30-10 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 8 p.m. weekends and holidays. Please continue to use the Woodlands entrance for access to the Urgency Center. No appointment needed.

Common health concerns treated at the CentraCare Urgency Center include:

  • abdominal pain
  • acute injury evaluation
  • blood clots or leg pain
  • broken bones
  • cough and cold symptoms
  • cuts requiring stitches
  • dislocations, sprains and strains
  • eye pain and injury
  • fast-onset joint and back pain
  • fever, dehydration, nausea or vomiting
  • headache/migraine
  • mild chest pain with no cardiac history
  • minor head injury
  • minor injuries from motor vehicle collisions
  • nosebleed
  • pediatric illness and injuries
  • respiratory issues including asthma

In addition to other insurances, the Urgency Center also now accepts PreferredOne insurance. View more information or see current wait times.