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Healthcare & Wellness Resources

At St. Croix Health, we support you with medical intervention and various resources to help you make important decisions regarding your health. These resources will inform you about health and wellness facilities available in communities across eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, including St. Croix Falls, Polk County, and beyond.

Emergency Counseling Resources

Emergency counseling is essential for individuals experiencing crises, such as mental health challenges, substance abuse issues, or distress resulting from natural or human-caused disasters. It provides immediate support to those in need, often offering 24/7 access, and can be reached through various channels like phone calls, text messages, or online chats.

Learn more about other mental health services in the area:

  • Northwest Connections: Northwest Connections is a prominent emergency counseling service that can be contacted for mental health and substance abuse crises. They offer a hotline for immediate assistance, providing a crucial lifeline for those in urgent need.
  • Polk County Mental Health Task Force: The Polk County Mental Health Task Force operates in the communities of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. They focus on promoting mental health and wellness, providing resources and support to individuals in these regions.

Grief Resource

St. Croix Health offers a Grief Support Group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. This group is available for anyone experiencing grief or loss. No registration is required. The group meets at 1:00 PM in the Valley Conference Room located in the lower level of the St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls. For additional information about this group, please reach out to Chaplain Josiah at or Laurie Byrnes at

Oncology & Infusion Resources

To further your understanding of Oncology and Infusion Therapy, here are some educational resources and links that can be instrumental.

Learn more about cancer and oncology treatment:

  • Chemotherapy Treatment Video: This video provides a comprehensive visual guide on what to expect during chemotherapy.
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network: The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care for cancer patients.
  • This comprehensive resource offers timely, oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • is an educational site that provides information about chemotherapy, managing side effects, and understanding cancer.
  • and When you’re looking for detailed information on intravenous and oral chemotherapy, visit these sites.
  • Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin: The Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin offers localized support and information for those residing in Western Wisconsin.

These resources collectively aim to empower patients and caregivers with knowledge, promoting informed decisions and better health outcomes.

Heart Health Resources

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Academy of Family Physicians each play distinct yet interconnected roles in advancing heart health.

The following links provide additional information on heart care:

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: NHLBI is a part of the National Institutes of Health, based in Bethesda, Maryland. It provides global leadership for research, training, and education programs to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases.
  • American Heart Association: The AHA is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • American College of Cardiology: The ACC is a medical society in the USA composed of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and practice managers. The ACC leads in forming health policy, standards, and guidelines and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research.
  • American Academy of Family Physicians: The AAFP is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 131,400 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide.

These organizations are committed to promoting research, quality care, and education, improving patient outcomes, and shaping the future of heart, lung, blood, and family medicine.

Diabetes Resources

In the complex world of health and medicine, numerous organizations dedicate their efforts to research, education, and support for various conditions, including diabetes. These entities provide invaluable resources for patients, healthcare professionals, and the general public, contributing significantly to our understanding and management of these conditions.

The following links provide additional information and support for diabetes care:

  • American Diabetes Association: This leading non-profit organization is committed to fighting the consequences of diabetes and helping those affected by it. The ADA funds research to manage, cure, and prevent diabetes, delivers services to communities, provides objective and credible information, and advocates for people affected by diabetes.
  • American Heart Association: The AHA is a non-profit organization in the United States that promotes appropriate cardiac care to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • American Thyroid Association: The ATA dedicates itself to thyroid biology and the prevention and treatment of thyroid disease through excellence in research, clinical care, education, and public health. It serves as an authoritative resource for patients and healthcare professionals.
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Part of the National Institutes of Health, NIDDK conducts and supports medical research and training and disseminates science-based information on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases.
  • The John Hopkins Patient Guide To Diabetes: This guide is a comprehensive resource from the renowned Johns Hopkins Medicine, providing extensive information about managing diabetes, including diet, exercise, medication, and more.
  • Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists: ADCES is a professional organization dedicated to improving prediabetes, diabetes, and cardiometabolic care through innovative education, management, and support.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: The AND is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. It commits itself to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy.
  • diaTribe Learn (online support group/community): The diaTribe encourages an active community where users can learn, share experiences, and get the latest news about diabetes management and treatment.

These diabetes-related organizations are crucial in managing and understanding various health conditions. They provide resources, support, and education vital for those living with diabetes, their caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

More Educational Links for Diabetes Care

In the ever-evolving field of diabetes care, understanding how to use various devices and administer medications is crucial. The following educational links provide step-by-step instructions on using different devices and administering insulin or other medications effectively.

These resources serve as a guide for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals and are essential for optimal diabetes management.

Our goal with these links is to empower you to take control of your health, guide caregivers in providing the best support possible, and assist healthcare professionals in educating their patients about the practical aspects of diabetes care.

Call (800) 828-3627 today to learn more about emergency counseling, oncology support, heart health, diabetes services, and more.

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