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

Emergency Services at Rice Memorial Hospital

The Emergency department at Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital is open 24 hours every day and staffed by a physician. Parking is available near the ER entrance on Becker Ave. If a driver needs assistance getting a passenger out of a vehicle, they should use the ER walk-in entrance and inform staff.

Parking is available near the ER entrance on Becker Ave, with a drive-in area available for emergencies on the east side of the hospital off Second Street.

Sexual Assault Services

Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital is a member of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) program. Our nurses are trained to provide assistance for victims of rape and sexual assault through our Emergency department. We meet with victims and their families to help them cope with the trauma and to complete the forensic exam.

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