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 Pediatrics


Each child is unique, and our pediatricians are skilled and compassionate about providing your family with the personal care that best fits your child’s needs.

Pediatricians provide care from birth to early adulthood, including caring for the physical, mental and social well-being of all children. They also coordinate and manage care with other specialists.

Carris Health pediatricians are available with 24-hour on-call pediatric coverage for newborn/obstetric related care, Level II nursery care at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, and stabilization of critically ill newborns for transport to Level III neonatal intensive care units.

We care for children’s health issues including:

  • Growth and development
  • Immunizations
  • Asthma
  • Nutrition
  • Teen issues
  • Behavioral problems
  • Illness and injury
  • Learning or physical disabilities
  • Pediatric Cardiology (Willmar)

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