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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 Health brings Project H.E.A.L. to Big Lake

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Health care volunteers from CentraCare Health – Monticello and various local clinics have partnered to bring Project H.E.A.L. to Big Lake on the first Monday of every month from 5:30 through 7:30 p.m. at the Big Lake Community Food Shelf located at 160 Lake Street N in Big Lake. Project H.E.A.L. provides free health screenings and basic health services for individuals who have little or no insurance coverage. 

“We have seen how Project H.E.A.L. benefits people in the Monticello community and are proud to bring this valuable health care resource to Big Lake,” said Melissa Pribyl, RN, Community Health and Wellness Specialist. “Access to health care is important for all individuals. The goal of Project H.E.A.L. is to overcome barriers to health care for our underserved populations. Because of the generous health care volunteers who participate in this program, more people in our communities can feel empowered to take charge of their health. Supporting a healthy community is our priority.”

Project H.E.A.L. is an outreach program of CentraCare Family Health Center. Physicians, nurses and other health care workers volunteer their time once-a-month to provide care to underserved individualsin various communities for a variety of health concerns from sore throats and head lice to burns and back injuries.

For more information on Project H.E.A.L. in Big Lake call Paul Knutson at 320-240-3116.