Weight Management Center

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Weight Management Center works with you to lose weight and experience better health. Our friendly, kind, compassionate care team helps you develop a plan so you can reach your goals and live a full, active life. From non-surgical, medically supervised nutrition and weight-loss programs to advanced surgical procedures, we bring you the latest technology, expertise, and experience in successful weight control.

Our minimally invasive weight-loss surgical options:

  • Gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Adjustable banding
  • Duodenal Switch

Innovative non-surgical program:

Multi-disciplinary providers and professionals from CHI St. Joseph’s Health and Essentia Health Park Rapids Clinic are ready to help you.

Support Groups

Having weight-loss surgery is just the first step. Evidence shows that patients who attend a support group after surgery have a greater success rate in losing weight and improving their health. The Weight Management Center hosts the following hour-long support groups:

Y Weight? Support Group – Park Rapids (Group 1)

For: Post weight-loss surgery patients or anyone interested in weight-loss surgery
Cost: FREE!
Time: 5:00 pm
Date: Second Thursday of the month
Location: Zoom
Contact: Alicia, 218.237.5757

Y Weight? Support Group– Park Rapids (Group 2)

For: Post weight-loss surgery patients or anyone interested in weight-loss surgery
Cost: FREE!
Time: 11:00 am
Date: Every Wednesday
Location: Zoom
Contact: Leah, 218.237.5757

Bemidji Support Group

For: Encouragement on your weight loss journey
Cost: FREE!
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Date: Second Monday of the month
Location: Sanford Conference Room C
Contact: Suzanne, 218.407.7360

Detroit Lakes Support Group

For: Encouragement on your weight loss journey
Cost: FREE!
Time: 6:00 pm
Date: Third Monday of the month
Location: Zoom
Contact: Alicia, 218.237.5757

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General Information

600 Pleasant Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Phone: 218.732.3311
Toll Free: 800.566.3311
Fax: 218.732.1360

General Information

600 Pleasant Avenue, Park Rapids, MN 56470
Phone: 218.732.3311 | Toll Free: 800.566.3311 | Fax: 218.732.1360

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