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 Urgent Care

High Quality, Same-Day Care For Non-Life-Threatening Concerns

Urgent care addresses non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries in a way that’s quick and convenient. It’s a cost-saving alternative to the emergency room when your regular clinic is closed or when you’re unable to see your primary care doctor as soon as you’d like.

Urgent Care is not intended for routine or chronic medical care. It’s important to see a primary health care provider for regular and preventive health services.

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Carris Health urgent care locations provide same-day, quality care for a range of conditions, such as:

  • Sprains/fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Fever
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Minor lacerations
  • Minor burns
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Bronchitis
  • Abscesses
  • Migraine headaches
  • Stomach flu
  • Sore throat/strep throat
  • Minor cuts and bruises
  • Ear pain
  • Swimmer's ear
  • Eye irritation
  • Pink eye or stye
  • Insect sting or tick bite
  • Splinter removal
  • Skin infections
  • Bladder infection/urinary tract infection
  • Sunburn poison ivy/oak
  • Minor abdominal pain

The Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care

Urgent care is appropriate when you don’t feel your situation is serious or immediately life-threatening. If you do, you should go directly to a hospital emergency department or call 911. The following symptoms provide cause to go to the emergency department:

  • Chest pain or pressure in the chest
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Deep cuts and excessive bleeding
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Numbness in the face, arm or leg
  • Severe burns
  • Seizures
  • Sudden, severe headaches
  • Head injury
  • Stroke symptoms (sudden or unexpected paralysis)

Carris Health Urgent Care Locations

Carris Health - Willmar Main Clinic: 320-231-6313

  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • No appointment necessary

Carris Health - Redwood Clinic: 507-637-2985

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Closed holidays
  • No appointment necessary
  • Carris Health - Redwood Clinic is a rural health clinic and bills this service as walk-in care.


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