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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

Video Visits Offered for Patients with Chronic Conditions

Published in Diabetes Care, Cancer Care, Heart & Vascular, Media Releases Author:

To ensure that patients with chronic conditions get the care they need during the COVID-19 outbreak, CentraCare is now offering video visits.

This action benefits patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer. Patients with current appointments will be contacted to change their in-person appointments to video visits.

“Patients with chronic conditions may also be at a higher risk for COVID-19. With a video visit, we can help patients manage their condition in the safest way possible, by staying at home," said George Morris, MD, Vice President of Performance Excellence.

Patients will continue to meet with their regular provider. Video visits are available to patients of all CentraCare locations.

CentraCare has dedicated additional staff to help patients learn how to use the technology. At this time, video visits are being scheduled for patients with chronic conditions who need to be seen in the next few weeks.

For those who have symptoms of respiratory illness, please do one of the following:

This will ensure that you will be directed to the correct source of care.

CentraCare is dedicated to the continued care of all patients who are experiencing a broad range of urgent/emergent care needs. The health and safety of each and every patient continues to be a priority.