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

  • Continuing Care at CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Clara's House
    • The goal of this program is to offer additional support and bolster long-term success by providing specialized services for youth and families as they transition from CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Clara's House. Currently, the main focus of Continuing Care is to provide parents with the tools needed to be successful with meeting the needs of their children.
    • 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)
  • Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program (Recovery Plus)
  • Learn more about the Recovery Plus 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

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Video: Art Therapy

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