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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

CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital Clara's House Photo Gallery

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.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-3:00 (School Year) 8:00-2:00 (Summer)

Length of Stay: Average 4-6 weeks

Three Units: Child (5-10), Early Adolescent (10-14), Adolescent (14-18)

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

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. Read Clara's story

Psychiatric Services: Nursing and psychiatry providers are available to children and adolescents to manage medications and ongoing care.

Education: Clara’s House collaborates with St. Cloud school district which provides students with two hours of education during the school year, while attending programming.

Recreational Therapy: Recreational Therapists provide medication and mindfulness activities as well as teaching cooperation and perseverance, and goal setting. Keeping your mind and body connected is an essential part of treatment.


Rock Climbing Wall


Yoga Studio


Basketball Court

Fat Tire Bikes

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

Individual and Family Therapy: Licensed therapists provide short-term intensive treatment and help create a supportive aftercare plan for patients and their families.

Skills and Psychotherapy Groups: A group setting allows patients to support each other while developing healthier ways of coping, problem solving, and crisis management skills.

Upcoming Clara's House Photo Gallery Events: See all Clara's House Photo Gallery Events