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 Nutrition Counseling

We eat to nourish our body. But sometimes it’s not as simple as that.

Carris Health is here to help you manage your nutrition needs. This could include planning meals, taking medications, exercising, and coping with a different lifestyle.

Staff work with clients to set attainable nutrition goals based on their health needs. From digestive complications to obesity, nutritional counseling is an important step in achieving personal nutrition needs.

During nutrition counseling sessions a clinical dietitian will discuss eating behaviors, make recommendations on behavior changes that could be made, and encourage food and activity records.

Sessions are individualized based on referral to include lipid management, hypertension, weight loss, allergies or food sensitivities, and other specific nutrition concerns.

Nutrition Counseling may be addressed as a part of your care plan or by individual appointment.

Speech Therapists at Carris Health also provide a variety of therapies for swallowing difficulties or food aversions.