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Care For Every Stage Of Life

Primary care providers at CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic get to know you and your history to develop a personalized healthcare plan that is right for you. Your primary care provider serves as your main healthcare provider through all stages of life, and can refer you to specialists if the need arises. Your primary care needs differ throughout each stage of life. We have experts in all areas and a variety of fields that provide care for your entire family.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic, call 218-616-3900.

Located in the Lower Level of the Hospital
Address: 600 Pleasant Ave, Park Rapids, MN 56470
Phone: 218.616.3900
Fax: 218.616.3915

Family Medicine

Your Family. Care For All Ages.

Family medicine providers at CHI St. Joseph’s Health treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages – from newborns to seniors. They deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services.

In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, family medicine physicians also provide preventative care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, sports physicals, immunization and screening tests, and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Our staff of family medicine specialists also manage chronic illness, often coordinating care provided by other subspecialists.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic, call 218-616-3900.

Pediatric Care

Comprehensive Pediatric Care
Comprehensive pediatric care is available for babies, children, adolescents, and young adults up to age 21 years.

At CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic, our dedicated family medicine providers are committed to ensuring children get the best start in life.

Providers deliver preventive health maintenance for healthy children as well as medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill.

Our healthcare professionals manage the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children in every stage of development – in good health or in illness.

In caring for your child, a family medicine provider will:

  • Do physical exams
  • Give your child recommended immunizations
  • Make sure your child is meeting developmental milestones in growth, behavior, and skills
  • Diagnose and treat your child’s illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health problems
  • Give you information about your child’s health, safety, nutrition, and fitness needs
  • Answer your questions about your child’s growth and development
  • Refer to and collaborate with specialists should your child need care beyond the pediatrician’s expertise

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic, call 218-616-3900.

Women's Health

Health Care Created Uniquely For You
At CHI St. Joseph’s Health, we understand the unique healthcare needs of women at every stage of her life. That is why we provide a wide variety of services to a woman of all ages. Finding a provider that looks at your health holistically throughout life is the key to quality care. This ranges from adolescence to childbearing years through the challenges of menopause.

Your Well-Woman Exam
At a well-woman exam, physicians screen for conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and diabetes, and perform a clinical breast exam, pelvic exam and Pap smear. It is also a time when lifestyle habits are discussed and immunizations are administered.

At age-appropriate levels, screening tests like colonoscopies, DEXA scan and mammograms may be ordered.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic, call 218-616-3900.

Men's Health

Stronger. Healthier. Longer Life.
CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic offers a full range of health services designed to help men of all ages live stronger, healthier, and even longer lives.

There are health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face – like colon cancer or heart disease – can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. It’s important to get the screening tests you need.

Good health starts by asking a provider which screening tests are needed each year. Being proactive, every man can lower his risk of serious health problems by making small changes.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic, call 218-616-3900.


Turn to our primary care team at CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic if you have diabetes, a thyroid condition, or a hormonal imbalance of any kind. Our care team will take the time to get to know you and your goals. We’ll explain your treatment options and work together to restore your natural balance of hormones.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic, call 218-616-3900.

Spring Allergies

You don’t have to sneeze and suffer with allergies. Relief starts with expert diagnosis and treatment from our providers.
Find out what’s making you miserable.

  • Indoor/Outdoor Allergies
  • Infections (Cold/Sinusitis/Bronchitis/Flu)
  • Lifestyle (which may influence specific symptoms)

We can help relieve your sneeze. Our experienced primary care and specialty providers can see you with in-person and virtual visits. Schedule an appointment at your convenience:

Signs and Symptoms
The most common nasal allergy symptoms are sometimes confused for the common cold. Allergic rhinitis signs and symptoms usually occur in 2 phases.

  • Early-Phase Allergic Rhinitis:
    • Runny nose
    • Nasal itching
    • Sneezing
    • Nasal swelling
  • Late-Phase Allergic Rhinitis:
    • Congestion
    • Sneezing
    • Runny nose

What Triggers Nasal Allergy Symptoms?
People with nasal allergies are sensitive to certain substances called allergens. Allergy triggers vary from person to person and they can be seasonal or year-round.

  • Seasonal Triggers
    • Pollen – microscopic particles released from trees, grasses, or weeds
    • Outdoor molds
  • Year-Round Triggers
    • Dust mites – tiny insects that live in house dust
    • Animal dander – skin scales that furry or feathery pets shed
    • Mold spores – released from molds that for in warm, damp, dark places


To learn more or to schedule an appointment with CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic, call 218-616-3900.

School & Sports Physicals

A healthy start to the school year.
Schedule your child’s annual school physical today!

Ensure your child a healthy and safe start to the school and sports season with an annual school/sports physical exam. Your CHI St. Joseph’s Health primary care provider will:

  • Check on your child’s growth and development
  • Perform comprehensive health assessments
  • Update vaccinations
  • Provide participation-specific guidance

We offer appointment times that fit busy schedules, easy access to medical records and referral to specialists if needed. Beat the back-to-school rush, and schedule with a primary care provider today.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic, call 218-616-3900.


Sports Physicals

For more information on how to schedule a sports physical as well, call 218-616-3700.

Skin Checks

Stay steps ahead of skin cancer with routine skin checks
Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US. It’s worth a closer look to catch skin cancer early, when it can be more easily treatable. Take care of your skin by regularly checking for signs of cancer, like changes in moles or new moles, spots or freckles. Then protect yourself with a routine skin check by your primary care or dermatology provider. If you notice anything unusual or need a routine skin check, call your primary care provider to schedule an appointment.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic, call 218-616-3900.


Your heart is saying something.
Sometimes high blood pressure (hypertension) causes headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, but it’s often nonspecific and could be tied to other conditions.
That’s why it’s called a “silent killer.” It’s important to check and treat high blood pressure because it can lead to serious complications, including:

  • Stroke
  • Blindness
  • Heart attack
  • Dementia
  • Kidney failure
  • Torn blood vessels

Listen to your heart. Review your blood pressure range with your primary care provider, and address potential risk factors. Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, limiting salt intake and quitting smoking can help to lower blood pressure. Medication may also be considered to improve numbers.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with CHI St. Joseph’s Health Clinic, call 218-616-3900.

Immunization Requirements in Minnesota

Minnesota law requires all children attending child care, early childhood programs, and school to be immunized against certain diseases. The specific vaccines required vary depending on the child’s age and the type of program they are attending.

To determine which vaccines are required for your child, please view the “Are Your Kids Ready?” chart. This chart provides a comprehensive overview of the required vaccines for each age group and program type.

Clinic Provider

Clinic Providers

Dante Beretta, MD

Family Medicine Physician

“I was able to call and make a same-day sick appointment for both of my children. Dr. Beretta was very professional and personable. He made me feel at ease and supported and listened to my concerns. If you are looking for a new primary care physician for yourself or your family, I highly recommend Dr. Beretta with CHI St. Joseph’s Health Primary Care Clinic. Very impressed and thankful for a new healthcare option in Park Rapids.”

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