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:

eClinic

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.

TeleStroke

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.

Perinatology

To better support women with high-risk pregnancies in Central Minnesota, CentraCare employs virtual health technologies to connect women with Perinatologists located in St. Cloud. Moms can find comfort in knowing that their pregnancy will be monitored by experts in perinatology in partnership with their local pregnancy care team. Learn more about telehealth consults at the Monticello Birth Center.