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

Carris Health Behavioral Health

Healthy Minds Support Healthy Bodies

More than ever, research shows the link between a healthy mind and a healthy body. You also know from your own experience how much more enjoyable life is when you’re feeling good emotionally and mentally. Our team of experts helps teens, adults and seniors get their lives back on track, whether they’re experiencing problems with addiction or other mental health issues, such as depression, stress or chronic illness.

Why Choose Carris Health for Behavioral Health?

  • Behavioral care is integrated with other services, including speech and occupational therapy, cardiac rehab and cancer care
  • Comprehensive inpatient services for complete psychiatric care
  • Private rooms for inpatient care
  • Counseling services for individuals, families and couples are confidential
  • Newly renovated inpatient beds at Rice Memorial Hospital
  • Private entrance
  • Personalized treatment planning and medication management
  • No referral is necessary

Inpatient Services

Inpatient behavioral health services, provided at Rice Memorial Hospital, are for patients requiring mental health or chemical dependency treatment to safely resume their lives and continue treatment on an outpatient basis.

Treatment may include one or more of the following:

  • Creative task-based experiences to help in self-discovery and skill development
  • Group learning for the development of communication and social skills
  • Educational programs on wellness and relationships
  • Group therapy on interpersonal issues
  • Family involvement in treatment planning
  • Leisure and recreational therapy
  • Medical treatment, including comprehensive evaluation, medications and psychiatric psychotherapy
  • Discharge planning including referral to other facilities or to return home
  • Emphasis on treating the whole person (including exercise and nutrition)
  • Aromatherapy

Outpatient Services

Outpatient services, provided by psychiatrists, psychologists, certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners and social workers, are provided for adults, adolescents and children. Outpatient services are available at Willmar Skylark Clinic, Litchfield Clinic, Redwood Falls Clinic, and Rice Memorial Hospital. Some of the treatment and testing we provide include:

  • Individual therapy for those facing personal struggles or challenges
  • Marriage and relationship counseling for couples
  • Family therapy for interfamily relationships and dynamics
  • Psychological testing for diagnosis and personalized treatment planning
  • Medical treatment including evaluation and medication management
  • Gender and sexual orientation therapy

We address a wide variety of challenges, including:

  • Abuse/neglect
  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment problems
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior problems
  • Chronic medical problems
  • Co-dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Family changes
  • Family dysfunction
  • Grief/loss Issues
  • Learning disorders
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Parenting issues
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Recovery/relapse issues
  • Relationship/marital issues
  • School problems
  • Women's issues

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