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

Long-Term Care at Carris Health Care Center

Professional Care in a Private Environment

When your loved one needs more assistance than you can provide, you need care provides who you can trust. At Carris Health, our care goes beyond residents' physical health and function to support their emotional health, social function and self-worth.

Carris Health Care Center is a skilled nursing home located in a park-like neighborhood on the west edge of Willmar. The Center was developed based on the Household Model, a design approach that ensures a true home atmosphere, while providing elders with opportunities to direct their own lives. It allows residents to enjoy a cup of coffee with friends, play a game of cards or host a family meal. They can also revel in outdoor outings, craft projects and volunteer opportunities. After a busy day in the household, residents can relax in their private room and unwind, surrounded by the comforts and furnishings of their previous home.

Carris Health Care Center is Medicare/Medicaid-certified. If you would like to contact us to discuss your payment options, please email our Financial Advocate at