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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

Free skin cancer screening scheduled

Published in Skin Care, Cancer Care, Media Releases Author: CentraCare

A limited number of free skin cancer screenings by board-certified dermatologists will be offered for people who have not been screened for skin cancer by a dermatologist in the past three years. These screenings will be on Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8, at CentraCare Clinic – Health Plaza, 1900 CentraCare Circle. Interested participants must call 320-229-4924 for an appointment time. No walk-ins will be accepted.

This 21st annual CentraCare Clinic screening coincides with National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology and CentraCare Clinic.

The American Academy of Dermatology is coordinating this national effort to raise awareness of skin cancer.

  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.
  • Current estimates are that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime.
  • Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is the most common cancer for 25- to 29-year-olds.

The Academy’s national detection and prevention program is being launched May 7, which has been designated “Melanoma Monday” to raise awareness of malignant melanoma and urge Americans to regularly examine their skin for signs of serious forms of skin cancer.

Skin self-examinations consist of periodically looking over your body for any changes in the size, color, shape or texture of a mole, the development of a new mole or any other unusual changes in the skin. Any of these signs should be reported to your doctor right away.

CentraCare Clinic offers a full range of medical and cosmetic dermatology services. Learn more now.