Video Visits Offered for Patients with Chronic Conditions

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To ensure that patients with chronic conditions and behavioral health get the care they need during the COVID-19 outbreak, Carris Health and CentraCare are now offering video visits.

This action benefits patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer, as well as behavioral health patients. Patients with current appointments will be contacted to change their in-person appointments to video visits.

“Patients with chronic conditions may also be at a higher risk for COVID-19. With a video visit, we can help patients manage their condition in the safest way possible, by staying at home," said George Morris, MD, Vice President of Performance Excellence for CentraCare.

Patients will continue to meet with their regular provider. Video visits are available to patients of most Carris Health and CentraCare locations.

Carris Health and CentraCare have dedicated additional staff to help patients learn how to use the technology. At this time, video visits are being scheduled for patients with chronic or behavioral health conditions who need to be seen in the next few weeks.

For those who have symptoms of respiratory illness, please call one of the following to ensure you are directed to the correct source of care:

  • Carris Health - Willmar Nurse Line – 320-441-5361, Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Carris Health - Redwood Nurse Line – 507-637-1730, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • CentraCare Connect – 320-200-3200, 24/7 to speak with a nurse

Carris Health and CentraCare are dedicated to the continued care of all patients who are experiencing a broad range of urgent/emergent care needs. The health and safety of each and every patient continues to be a priority.