Published on December 12, 2017

Essentia Health Hours for Christmas and New Year's Holiday

If the unexpected happens during the Christmas or New Year holidays, Essentia Health staff is here with you offering three walk-in care service options. Visit for more information and wait times for Urgent Care, Convenient Care clinics, and Emergency Department. All other clinic locations will be closed Saturday-Monday, December 23-25; and December 30-January 1.

Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Baxter Urgent Care located at 13060 Isle Drive, Baxter will be open as follows:
Saturday, December 23 9am-4pm
Sunday, December 24 9am-4pm
Monday, December 25 CLOSED
Saturday, December 30 9am-4pm
Sunday, December 31 9am-4pm
Monday, January 1 9am-4pm
Urgent Care treats patients on a walk in basis, staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The team of providers at Urgent Care can assess your symptoms, diagnose your illness, order tests and x-rays, and prescribe treatments to get you feeling better fast.

Essentia Health Convenient Care located at Cub Foods-Baxter, 14133 Edgewood Drive in Baxter, and Cub Foods-Brainerd, 417 8th Avenue NE in Brainerd, is open 7 days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter):
Saturday, December 23 8am-7:30pm
Sunday, December 24 8am-3:00pm
Monday, December 25 CLOSED
Saturday, December 30 8am-7:30pm
Sunday, December 31 8am-7:30pm
Monday, January 1 9am-3:30pm
Convenient Care treats patients age 18 months or older on a walk in basis. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center located at 523 3rd Street North, Brainerd is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. This includes suffering chest pain, having trouble breathing, suffering from a trauma, or need care not during Urgent Care or Convenient Care clinic hours.

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