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We offer a full range of diagnostic procedures on site by skilled technologist under the direction of a radiologist.

  • 80-Slice CT Scanner (Computed Tomography)
  • Digital Mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Mobile MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) available to you on a weekly basis by Central Minnesota Diagnostic Imaging (CMDI)
  • Mobile Nuclear Medicine available as needed
  • Pain Injections

For additional information, call CentraCare Health – Melrose Imaging at 320-256-4231.

Patient Instructions (learn about your procedure)

Rehabilitation Services

For more information, call 320-256-4231.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy uses a variety of methods to restore function, enhance mobility, relieve pain and limit or prevent disability caused by a disease or injury. Whether it is your neck, shoulder, back, knee or another area of the body that is bothering you, our therapists can give you the tools to get you on track to recovery.

Our physical therapists are the experts in how the body moves. Your therapist will design a personal treatment plan to reduce the risk of injury in everyday activities or sport and assist you in achieving your maximum function.

Care provided

  • Knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, foot and other orthopedic problems
  • Muscles, sprains and strains
  • Spine management
  • Post-surgical conditions
  • Women's health including urinary incontinence and pregnancy issues
  • Arthritis pain
  • Balance issues
  • Pediatrics
  • Strokes and other neurological disorders, including concussion
  • Vertigo

Other specific treatment and therapies include:

Blood Flow Restriction

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) therapy involves using a semi-tourniquet to limit blood flow to a certain muscle group. A computer-operated cuff is applied temporarily to the arm or leg, which reduces the ability for blood to be pumped back to the heart from that limb. Restricting the blood flow increases muscle oxygen demand, causing the muscles to work harder to maintain the same movement. Through this process, most people can increase muscle strength by using significantly less weight -- or no weight at all.

Individuals who benefit most from this type of therapy have weight-bearing restrictions, significant limitations due to surgery, structural issues or general weakness due to lack of movement. Typical examples are hip or foot surgeries, rotator cuff or anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs or hip and knee pain.

Wound Care

Our therpaists are trained in assessing and managing a variety of wound types to promote healing and prevention of further complications.

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational therapy uses a variety of different approaches to help people of all ages develop, recover or maintain daily living and work skills. Whether you are recovering from a stroke, dealing with a hand injury or deconditioned from an illness, our occupational therapists will provide you with the skills and knowledge to help restore function.

Care provided

By developing a care and treatment plan customized to your specific needs, our experienced OT staff can provide assistance in each of the following areas:

  • Treatment of elbow, wrist and hand injuries including fabrication of splints to support healing and functional use of the upper extremity during work, athletics and other daily activities
  • Cognitive testing and education to maximize safety and appropriate participation in meaningful daily activities like driving, medication management or meal preparation
  • Driving screenings to determine if someone has the physical, cognitive and sensory skills required for safe driving or further behind the wheel assessments
  • Home evaluations and adaptive equipment recommendations to reduce risk of falls and increase safety at home
  • Adaptive equipment training to increase independence with self-cares and other daily activities
  • Energy conservation training to promote increased participation in meaningful daily activities for people with debilitating conditions

Other specific treatment and therapies include:

Parkinson's Disease Programs

LSVT BIG is a therapy program for people with Parkinson's Disease. It uses a set of specific exercises and training techniques to promote larger and more effective movements while walking or engaging in other meaningful activities. LSVT BIG therapy requires participation in four 60-minute sessions each week for a month. While it does require a significant time commitment, these services can have a BIG impact on our daily life.

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema therapy is treatment for swelling of limb including legs and arms caused by damaged lymph nodes. Treatments include manual lymphatic drainage, short stretch wrapping and exercise. All treatments are performed by a certified lymphedema therapist.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy is the treatment of speech and communication disorders, using a variety of the exercises and audio-visual aids that develop new speech habits.

There are many conditions that can cause difficulty with speech and language development. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will assess and treat a variety of conditions related to communication (Dysarthria and aphasia), cognition, voice production and feeding and swallowing (Dysphagia) disorders. Whether looking to improve speech, language and oral motor skills, or looking to further listening skills, facial expression or gestural language, we offer solutions for both adult and pediatric patients.

Care provided

  • Speech sounds - how we say sounds and put sounds together into words. Difficulties in the area can include articulation, phonological disorders, apraxia of speech or dysarthria
  • Language - how well we understand others and express ourselves through hearing, speaking, reading or writing. Difficulty with language can include aphasia, developmental language disorders or word finding difficulties
  • Social communication - how well we follow rules, how we talk to different people, how close we stand to someone talking
  • Voice - abnormal pitch, loudness or vocal quality can affect speech production
  • Fluency - also called stuttering. This is how well our speech flows.
  • Cognitive communication - speech therapists can assist with memory, attention, problem solving, organization or other thinking skills
  • Swallowing - speech therapists can help when there are difficulties with swallowing and chewing which may lead to poor nutrition, weight loss, pneumonia or other health problems

Specialty Services

Visiting specialists provide the following specialty services. A referral by your primary health care provider may be needed. Please call 320-256-4231 to make an appointment or to find out what days providers are available.

Allergy & Asthma

Board certified Eyas Abla, MD, allergist from CentraCare Clinic, provides a monthly allergy and immunology clinic at CentraCare Health – Melrose. Learn more about the allergy and asthma services. For appointments call 320-654-3650.


Accurate Hearing Services, Inc. provide bi-weekly outreach hearing services at CentraCare Health – Melrose.

Behavioral Health

St. Cloud Hospital’s Behavioral Health offers weekly outreach mental health services for adults, adolescents and children at CentraCare Health – Melrose.

Social Worker – Tom Vaudt, MS, LPLISCN

Tom Vaudt, licensed psychologist from St. Cloud Hospital Recover Plus, offers therapy for children, adolescents, couples, families and individuals. Some of the most common concerns and treatments he helps with include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Substance abuse and the impact it has on individuals and their families

Cancer Care

Chemotherapy / Oncology

Intravenous chemotherapy at CentraCare Health – Melrose allows patients to receive cancer treatments closer to home and work closely with referring oncologists to make your chemotherapy treatments as convenient as possible – saving travel time and costs.

In addition to administering chemotherapy treatments, nursing staff also update the patient’s oncologist and call to check on the patient. They provide emotional support, education about side effects and additional resources that may be of help.

Follow-up lab work can be done at CentraCare Health – Melrose as well as CT, MRI and other diagnostic tests.

Dahlia Elkadi, MD, an oncologist from the Coborn Cancer Center visits the CentraCare Health – Melrose outreach clinic on a monthly basis to see patients.

Radiation Oncology

CentraCare Health – Melrose is proud to operate CentraCare Radiation Oncology at Douglas County Hospital. This unit in Alexandria conveniently serves patients from Fergus Falls, benson, Willmar, Melrose and all places in between.

Digestive Care

Gastroenterologists from CentraCare Digestive Center provide digestive care services weekly at CentraCare Health – Melrose.

Services provided at CentraCare Health – Melrose include:

  • Clinical consultations
  • Colonoscopy screenings
  • Endoscopic procedures

Eye Care (Surgery only)

Micheal Eichler, MD, an ophthalmologist from Eye Surgeons and Physicians of St. Cloud, provides monthly outreach to CentraCare Health – Melrose.

We address a variety of eye concerns, including:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Vision Correction

Foot Care

Matthew Eberly, DPM, and Walt Ellis, DPM, podiatrists, from St. Cloud Foot & Ankle, provide weekly outreach foot care services. Both specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the foot and ankle, including medical and surgical treatment.

We address a variety of podiatric concerns, including:

  • Heel pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fractures and injuries
  • Neuromas
  • Flat feet
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Orthotics
  • Ankle sprains and fractures
  • Children’s foot problems
  • Arthritis
  • Warts
  • Routine foot care

Heart & Vascular Care

Cardiologists from CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center provide weekly outreach services. Learn more about heart and vascular services.


Eric Thompson, MD, OB/GYN physician from CentraCare Clinic - Women & Children offers monthly services at CentraCare Health – Melrose.

Dr. Thompson is experienced in treating diseases unique to women, including:

  • Normal and high-risk obstetrics
  • Routine women’s care
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Hysterectomy
Learn more about our birthing services


David Edgerton, DO, and Paul Johnson, DO, orthopedics from Little Falls Orthopedics, provide weekly outreach care at CentraCare Health – Melrose.

Together we provide a full range of orthopedic services including:

  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma/Fracture Care
  • Hand/Arm/Shoulder Care
  • Foot/Ankle Care

To make an appointment, call 320-256-4231. No referral necessary.

Pain Management

Comprehensive Pain Management Program

Michael Massey, DO, from CentraCare Neurosciences Pain Center, provides patient-centered interdisciplinary care monthly at CentraCare Health - Melrose. This team medicine approach involves multiple providers from different training backgrounds - like physical therapy and pharmacy - to address the factors that affect pain. All providers work side-by-side and talk often about a patient's progress and care plan. This team medicine ensures the best care possible for improving the lives of patients with pain.

Services for patients who may experience:

  • Acute/chronic back pain
  • Headache
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Perioperative pain issues
  • Other painful conditions

Learn more about the neurosciences pain clinic

Pain Management Procedure

Radiologists from Regional Diagnostic Radiology perform outreach pain management services to patients at CentraCare Health – Melrose.

Pain Management Injections utilize image guidance to insert a needle containing local anesthetic and steroids, directly into a source of pain. Providing relief that can last for months, common Pain Management Injections include:

  • Nerve Root Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid
  • Extremity Joint
  • Facet Joint
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections

Sleep Studies

Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can be easily identified through sleep diagnostic testing at CentraCare Health – Melrose. Testing is performed overnight in a private sleep room. Sensor as attached to the body to monitor breathing, heart rate, brain activity, muscle activity and oxygen levels while the patient sleeps.

Once a sleep disorder has been identified, treatment can be prescribed to help improve the amount and quality of your sleep.

A provider’s order is required to schedule a sleep study. CentraCare Health – Melrose works in collaboration with the St. Cloud Hospital Sleep Center to provide this service locally.



John Matsuura, MD, a urologist from Adult & Pediatric Urology, provides monthly outreach urological health care at CentraCare Health - Melrose.

We address a variety of urological concerns, including:

  • Kidney stone removal
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Prostate and bladder cancer
  • Prostate removal

CentraCare Health - Melrose

525 Main Street West
Melrose, MN 56352
Clinic Phone: 320-256-4228
Hospital Phone: 320-256-4231
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