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.
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
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 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
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.
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, l323 South Main Avenue, Park Rapids.
- $5 Total Blood Cholesterol (Non-Fasting)
- $1 Blood Sugar (Non-Fasting)
- $1 Hemoglobin
- FREE Blood Pressure
- Hepatitis B *
- Gardasil (HPV)
- Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
- Meningococcal (MCV)
- Pneumovax (PPSV)
- Tetanus/Diptheria (Td) *
- Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (Tdap) *
* Vaccines noted with an asterisk are available to all adults at $30. Insurance will not be billed.
If you’re on Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare, please bring your health card. The programs are designed with costs in mind, so if you're uninsured or your insurance does not cover vaccines, each vaccine will be $20. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.
No appointment is necessary. Please call 218-237-5478 for more information.
Foot Care Clinics
These clinics are provided the first Thursday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Community Health Office, 323 South Main Avenue, Park Rapids. Foot Care Clinics are also provided at Akeley United Methodist Church, Court Apartments, Park Villa Apartments, River Heights, and Summerfield Apartments. Check the Activities Calendar for dates, times, and locations.