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Carris Health – Redwood implements new COVID test scheduling, joins Carris Health foundation

Carris Health – Redwood has several announcements for the community Friday:

First, Carris Health currently offers curbside COVID-19 testing services in in Willmar and Redwood Falls. However, since COVID-19 reached southwest Minnesota eight months ago, Carris Health’s COVID-19 nurse triage call center has handled more than 50,000 calls from the community.

To speed the scheduling situation along, Carris Health recently implemented online, self-scheduling specifically for those needing COVID-19 testing. Self-scheduling can be conducted through by clicking “schedule an appointment” on the home page. Patients will be given the option to make an appointment based on time and location. Carris Health and CentraCare patients can also schedule COVID-19 testing through their MyChart account.

In other Carris Health – Redwood news:

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 1, the Redwood Area Hospital Foundation will become Carris Health Foundation – Redwood. The board unanimously voted to approve aligning with Carris Health Foundation while retaining the current staff, and board members transitioning to a regional development committee under Carris Health Foundation.

Shirley Carter, Carris Health Foundation executive director, “We are stronger together, with shared resources and growth opportunities that will be available for Redwood’s Foundation.”

Pat Dingels, RACF executive director, stated, “Redwood Area Communities Foundation offers it’s full support as we work through this transition.”



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