COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update Learn More


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

Virtual Health

Virtual health, also called telehealth, uses telecommunications technology to connect your CentraCare providers to you virtually in order to evaluate, diagnose and treat your health conditions.

Benefits of Virtual Health Services

  • It increases access to quality care, especially in rural areas.
  • It provides quick response to patient needs, including emergency situations.
  • It reduces patient travel time and provides convenience.

CentraCare Virtual Health offers services throughout Minnesota and in partnership with many organizations. These include:

Video Visits

Video visits are offered through MyChart. Learn more about getting started with a video visit.


eClinic is an on-demand service available to patients for common conditions — no appointment needed! Local clinicians diagnose, recommend treatment and prescribe medication for you or your children age 2 or older. We offer video, phone and online visits 24/7.


Patient speaking to physician on monitorCentraCare Neurosciences Stroke Center provides TeleStroke services in communities across central Minnesota. TeleStroke connects local emergency departments with a stroke and vascular neurologist from St. Cloud Hospital. TeleStroke reduces the time it takes to make critical treatment decisions which improves patient outcomes.

Kidney Care

The CentraCare Kidney Program offers a full range of kidney services at locations throughout Central Minnesota. The use of virtual health technologies has enabled Kidney Program providers to offer services at many outreach locations, keeping care close to home for patients.

Behavioral Health Services

To help patients gain access to quality care locally, patients can visit a CentraCare location and meet with expert providers via video conference. And video visits are available for individual Behavioral Health appointments. Learn more

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, virtual health services allow you to be cared for by your local pregnancy team, as well as Maternal-Fetal Medicine doctors in St. Cloud. This service is currently available in Alexandria, Baxter and Monticello.

Weight Management

As part of CentraCare Weight Management services, adults and children always can get ongoing support. Ask us about our virtual health coaching.