CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Clara's House

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What is CentraCare-St. Cloud Hospital Clara’s House?

Clara’s House is a Partial Hospitalization Program for children and adolescents ages 5-18 who may have emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric difficulties. Clara’s House provides intensive, collaborative, therapeutic services with a goal of stabilization and improving emotional well-being.

CentraCare-St. Cloud Hospital Clara’s House Design

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.

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Our Mission: Supporting youth and families in gaining strength, self-worth, healing, and hope.

Our Vision: All children will believe they are capable, they belong, they will grow, they will have the ability to succeed, and they know they have the right to be unique.

Services offed at CentraCare-St. Cloud Hospital Clara’s House

Psychiatric Services: Individual psychiatric evaluation and medication management

Therapeutic Services: Individual therapy, family therapy, and psychotherapy groups

Skills Education Groups: Develop helpful ways to manage thought, feelings, and behaviors

Art Therapy: Therapeutic art helps children and adolescents explore and express emotions

Recreational Therapy: Teach youth individual leisure activities as well as teaching cooperation in a group setting. Keeping your mind and body connected is an essential part of treatment

  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Gym/Rock climbing wall
  • Hammocks/Fat Tire Bikes
  • Sports Court

Education: Two hours of education is provided daily during the school year

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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