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At St. Joseph’s Area Health Services, we believe that prevention is the key to a healthy future. That's why our community health programs are focused on infants, children, and youth. From pre-natal care to teen checkups, St. Joseph's is here for you. The St. Joseph’s Community Health Office is located at 1415 First Street East, Suite 2, Park Rapids, MN, and the general phone number is 218-237-5464.

WIC

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic offers vouchers for nutritious foods to income-eligible, expectant mothers as well as breast feeding and post-partum women and their children, ages birth through 5. The clinic also provides health screening and nutrition education.


Maternal Child Health

This program offers prenatal monitoring and education to pregnant women through home visits by registered nurses.


Childbirth Education Classes

This program offers instruction during the third trimester of pregnancy on coping mechanisms and breathing techniques helpful in labor and delivery. The class also includes early post-partal infant care and breast feeding.


Violence Prevention

United Against ViolenceViolence kills tens of thousand of people in the US and injures millions more every year. It destroys families and tears apart entire communities. Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is committed to building healthy communities through its national campaign, “United Against Violence.” A CHI Mission & Ministry Grant supports St. Joseph’s Community Health in bringing multi-level violence prevention programs to area communities. Efforts include public policy initiatives, community programs, sharing of leading practices and external networking.

Among offerings are:

  • The FATHER Project, Goodwill/Easter Seals of Minnesota, St. Joseph’s Community Health
  • Be Kind Program, Park Rapids Area Schools
  • “Media Smarts,” middle school curriculum
  • Mentoring support
  • Parent and family resources


Immunization Clinic

This program offers immunizations against tetanus, hepatitis-G, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, HIB, and polio to all ages, but no one is turned away because of an inability to pay. All are offered at a reduced cost.


Communities Caring for Children

This administrattive program provides valuable information on parenting and prenatal care to all pregnant women and new parents in Hubbard County through newsletter. The program also keeps track of immunization records for all infants in the county.


Child and Teen Checkup Outreach

This outreach program targets all medical assistance clients in the area. The program encourages regular checkups and screening for all children and teens from birth to age 20.


First Thursday

Adults ages 19 and older can receive health screenings and immunizations on the first Thursday of each month from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Community Health Office, 1415 First Street East, Suite 2, Park Rapids, MN.

Adult Health screenings (19 & older)

  • $1 Hemoglobin
  • Free Blood Pressure

Adult Immunizations

  • Hepatitis B
  • Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (Tdap)

Cost $30. Insurance will not be billed.

For information, call 218-237-5478.


Foot Care Clinics

These clinics are provided the first Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Community Health Office, 1415 First Street East, Suite 2, Park Rapids. The cost is $25, and please bring your own basin and towel. Call 218-237-5478 for appointment. Foot Care Clinics are also provided at River Heights, Court, Park Villa, and Summerfield Apartments. Check the Activities Calendar for dates, times, and locations.