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 Pregnancy Care

Education and Planning Ensure a Smooth Pregnancy

You’re about to start one of life’s most rewarding journeys. Perhaps you’re thinking about getting pregnant — or maybe you already are. We are here to help make sure that you do everything you can to give birth to a happy and healthy baby.

Prenatal care is an important part of a healthy pregnancy. Whether you choose a family physician or obstetrician, we’ll be with you every step of the way. To find a physician for care during your pregnancy, click here.

Preparing For Pregnancy

A great way to ensure your birth experience is a rewarding one is to take a childbirth class at either Rice Memorial Hospital or Redwood Hospital. This will give you an idea of what to expect during your pregnancy and delivery.

We encourage you to think about the type of birthing experience you want for your baby. Carris Health provides a variety of options to accommodate your needs and preferences.

CentraCare Maternal-Fetal Medicine

When needed, Carris Health partners with CentraCare Maternal-Fetal Medicine to manage any health concerns of mom or baby. They serve as consultants for both low and high-risk pregnancies. Services provided include routine and advanced ultrasound, consults with maternal-fetal medicine doctors and genetic counseling.

Learn more about the birthing services that we offer at Carris Health here.