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CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Behavioral Health, Inpatient Unit

About This Location

CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Behavioral Health, Inpatient Unit offers inpatient mental health services (for individuals 10 years of age and older) for people who are unable to care for themselves or who are at risk of hurting themselves or others.

Hospitalizations are brief, with discharge planning beginning at admission. Our treatment team, directed by a psychiatrist, works with patients and families to establish priorities that will increase their ability to function and, ultimately, return them to the community to work with outpatient providers.

Our treatment team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, social workers, chemical dependency counselors, program facilitators, mental health associates, art therapist, special education teacher, recreation therapist and activities therapist.

St. Cloud Hospital Nationally Recognized

CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Behavioral Health, Inpatient Unit has been awarded Platinum designation by Optum, formerly known as United Behavioral Health, for the remarkable care provided to mental health inpatients. The Platinum designation is the highest level of achievement given by Optum. Of more than 500 facilities participating in the clinical quality program, St. Cloud Hospital was one of 80 nationwide and the only hospital in Minnesota awarded at the Platinum level.

Platinum distinction by Optum shows we’ve demonstrated: shorter stay (without compromising outcomes), lower cost, better care with less practice variability, better follow up rates that lessen the chance of relapse and fewer re-admissions.

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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