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CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Clara's House

About This Location

Clara’s House Partial Hospitalization Program (including the Child Unit, the Early Adolescent Unit, and the Adolescent Unit) are accredited by the Joint Commission.

What is CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Clara's House (Partial Hospitalization)?

At CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Clara's House, children and adolescents receive care for mental health and/or chemical dependency in a healing, nurturing, and safe atmosphere. Clara’s House is a place to find hope.

We provide intensive, collaborative, therapeutic services supporting youth and their families.

Patient-centered services are provided for ages 5-18 based on referral needs, assessment, and therapy plan. Physicians, providers and interdisciplinary staff put the patient and family at the center of care.

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CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Clara's House Design

The design of CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Clara's House features many homelike attributes. This creates a healing atmosphere where children feel welcome and comfortable and can develop their own sense of strength, determination and self-worth.

Programs at CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Clara's House

  • Parent Enrichment is an education and support group open to any parent/caregiver who has a child with behavioral health needs. Learn more about Parent Enrichment. (PDF)
  • Bridging Therapy Services are available to children and adolescents who are either on the waitlist or have recently discharged from the partial hospitalization setting. Learn more about Bridging Therapy Services. (PDF)
  • Adolescent Outpatient Chemical Dependency/Addiction Services
  • Learn more about the Adolescent Residential Facility
  • Early Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Child Partial Hospitalization Program

Facts About CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Clara's House

  • Serves nearly 500 youth each year
  • The first St. Cloud Hospital facility paid for completely by community donations, it opened October 2004
  • Nearly 25,000 square foot building includes a gym, playroom, classrooms, group rooms, garden, patio, playground and more.
  • CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Clara's House is named after the benefactor, Mae Ellingson-Skalicky’s mother “Clara,” who spent her life loving and caring for children. In addition, hundreds of community benefactors have also contributed. Read Clara's story

Video: See how Clara's House makes a difference.

Video: Art Therapy

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