CentraCare launches new CareFinder app to help patients find the right care at the right time

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Sometimes just figuring out where and when to get care for that persistent cough, sore throat and fever, or a sprained ankle can be confusing. And what if it's a Saturday or a holiday?

Now there's an app for that.

The new CareFinder app from CentraCare Health helps patients navigate their care choices in the CentraCare Health service area. The app, which is free to download, helps users triage their symptoms and points them to the appropriate level of care. It even lists options from least expensive to more expensive, according to where the user lives, and gives them easy access to maps and contact information for the appropriate care choices.

"Sometimes it's hard to know whether a child's illness or a sports injury or some other problem can wait 24 hours for an office visit, or if it really needs more immediate care," said Scott Rahm, MD, Family Medicine Physician. "The CareFinder app is designed to connect people to the right care, based on their symptoms, where they live or work and other variables. The app can link them to an eClinic visit, walk-in care options, a clinic scheduler, or a registered nurse for advice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."

The goal is to help patients and families get the right level of care at the right time.

In September, CentraCare Health expanded its CentraCare eClinic to include phone and video appointments. The new care options were added to provide more convenient and less costly access to CentraCare Health providers. CentraCare eClinic can be accessed through the CareFinder app.

The app can also help patients find in-person care options for evenings and weekends, including quickClinics located in Waite Park, Foley, Sauk Centre and Sartell, and extended evening and weekend hours in many clinics.

Learn more and download the CareFinder app now.