Visiting at Carris Health - Redwood Hospital

COVID-19 visitor update

Would you like to visit a patient in the hospital?

Redwood Hospital does not have posted visiting hours, but we ask that visitors respect the wishes of the patient. Here are some important reminders.

  • Please help protect patients from seasonal viruses. If you have the signs and symptoms of a cold or the flu, please refrain from visiting the hospital until you are symptom-free.
  • If you are well enough to visit, please wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before entering the patient’s room to help stop the spread of germs and infection.
  • Children may visit if they are accompanied by an adult who is responsible for their supervision
  • No one with an active infection may visit patients
  • Staff have the right to restrict visitors or request they leave
  • Nursing staff will advise visitors regarding any limitations
  • We suggest limiting visits to patients after 8:30 p.m. so that they can rest, but loved ones are always welcome. If a patient would like a guest to stay in their room overnight, a pull-out sleeper chair is available.

Dining and Lodging

Visitors are welcome to purchase meals, sandwiches, snacks or beverages in our Bistro located at the north end of the Main Street corridor.

Vending machines, available 24 hours a day are located in the Main Street corridor.

Visit our local Redwood Area Chamber and Tourism website for a list of restaurants and lodging options available in Redwood Falls.

Latex Safe Hospital

In the interest of the health of our patients and staff, Redwood Hospital has a latex-safe policy. Because of this, latex balloons are not permitted in the hospital. Mylar balloons are an acceptable substitute.


Patient and Visitor parking for all services is located at the front of the building. A drop off zone is available at the main entrance and emergency entrance if needed.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health 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 helps 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