Essentia Health-Hayward Clinic

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Essentia Health

Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho.

Headquartered in Duluth, Minn., Essentia Health combines the strengths and talents of 14,000 employees, including more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practitioners, who serve our patients and communities through the mission of being called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives. 

Essentia Health, which includes many Catholic facilities, is guided by the values of quality, hospitality, respect, justice, stewardship and teamwork. The organization delivers on its promise to be “Here With You” in 15 hospitals, 69 clinics, seven long-term care facilities, two assisted living facilities, four independent living facilities, five ambulance services and one research institute.

Essentia Health is accredited as an Accountable Care Organization by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. 
Essentia Health-Hayward Clinic Provides a full spectrum of primary care and access to an array of specialized services. At this friendly northern Minnesota clinic, you’ll find a dedicated team that includes family practice physicians, credentialed practitioners, registered nurses and more providing patient-centered care. Plus, you have access to services such as a Warfarin program and diagnostic and preventative screening tools.

Best of all, the care you receive here is backed by the full resources, technologies and expertise of more than 400 specialists and subspecialists at the nationally recognized Essentia Health Duluth Clinic. That includes physicians who travel here to provide outreach services such as general surgery and nutritional services, helping ensure you get high quality care — close to home. 

Hayward is a vibrant community with strong academic and sports programs, state-of-the-art education facilities and a growing business community. With thousands of acres of forests and hundreds of lakes, the Hayward area is the ideal community for any outdoor enthusiast. It is home to the American Birkebeiner, the largest cross-country ski race in the nation and the Lumberjack World Championships. Hayward has quaint downtown shops- complete with a winery and old-fashioned candy shop. If you like a small-town atmosphere with big-city amenities, Hayward is the place for you.
Area Recreation
Hayward offers year round recreational opportunities, including:


  • 55,000 acres of lakes
  • 300,000 acres of forestland
  • World-class fishing
  • Campgrounds, with one featuring and outdoor pool and waterslide
  • 3 area golf courses
  • Miles of snowmobile and ATV trails
  • Biking, hiking and cross-country ski trails
  • Canoe or kayak down the Namakagon River
  • Chequamegon National Forest


Local Hospital
Hayward Area Memorial Hospital(attached to the clinic)

Northern Wisconsin has: 

  • Strong public schools systems
  • Many higher education opportunities
  • Reasonable housing costs
  • Countless freshwater lakes, streams and rivers provide some of the best fishing and boating in the nation
  • Thousands of miles of snowmobile trails

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