The Clarkfield Care Center began as a twenty-bed long-term facility built privately in 1959 to serve the needs of Clarkfield and the surrounding area. An addition led to an eighty-six bed capacity. In April of 1980, the City of Clarkfield assumed ownership of the Care Center.
The city remains the governing body with management provided by Minnewaska Community Health Services.
In June of 2007 Clarkfield Care Center expanded to include 24 hour Assisted Living which is located at Valhalla Apartment in Clarkfield.
Clarkfield Care Center also operates the Clarkfield Ambulance Service, which is a city-owned, non-profit service staffed by volunteer EMTs.