Health Care

The St. Cloud area’s medical sector has experienced tremendous growth and expansion. Major clinics and a regional hospital intermix with a variety of private practices, establishing the area as a regional hub for medical care. Continuous medical advancements and enhanced facilities and amenities add to the high quality of life enjoyed in the St. Cloud area.

Saint Cloud Hospital

Founded in 1886, St. Cloud Hospital has grown into Central Minnesota’s largest health care facility. Recognized as a “Top 100 Hospital” by Truven Health Analytics, a nationally recognized health care benchmarking program, St. Cloud Hospital has also been listed multiple times as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. The 489-bed hospital has earned Magnet Hospital designation for nursing excellence since 2004 and offers a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services, including state-of-the-art operating rooms, cardiac and vascular care center, family birthing center, intensive care unit and private patient rooms. It is part of the CentraCare Health network.

CentraCare Health

This health care network includes six hospitals (St. Cloud, Long Prairie, Melrose, Sauk Centre, Monticello and Paynesville), a variety of senior care facilities, more than 25 clinics and many outreach and specialty care options serving more than 25 communities throughout the region. CentraCare Health comprises over 10,000 employees in the system and a medical staff of over 400 – making it the largest employer in the area. (

HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics

Serving the St. Cloud area for more than 35 years, HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinics provides medical, dental and behavioral health care, and a wide variety of specialty services including an on-site pharmacy. HealthPartners’ HealthStation Clinic offers selected treatments, screenings and vaccinations to walk-in patients at Coborn’s Superstore in Sauk Rapids. (

St. Cloud VA Health Care System

Since 1924, the St. Cloud VA has been providing outstanding care to American veterans from all over Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Each year more than 34,000 veterans are served through the center. Primary and specialty care; mental health services; surgical, urgent care and acute psychiatric care; telemedicine; extended care and rehabilitation; imaging; laboratory; ambulatory surgery; and pharmacy services are the main programs offered through the facility. (

A wealth of additional health resources is available in the St. Cloud area, including private clinics and practices focusing on virtually every health care need: dentistry, orthodontia, optometry, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedics, chiropractic care, nutrition and alternative health services. No matter the medical need, there is sure to be a facility nearby dedicated to providing the finest in health care services and programming.