(East Grand Forks, Minn.) – The Sanford Health East Grand Forks Clinic has added a walk-in clinic to meet the growing needs of the surrounding communities. The new walk-in clinic, located at 621 DeMers Ave, is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and can be reached at (218) 773-5858.
Sanford’s presence in the area is growing; the primary care clinic in EGF has seen a more than 10 percent annual growth in primary care visits in the past five years.
“Our tight knit, community-focused clinic saw the need for urgent care services and grabbed at the opportunity to do this for patients. We wanted to provide an avenue for our patients to get quick and convenient care,” said Justin Stromme, Sanford East Grand Forks Clinic Director.
Sanford Health suggests patients use services at the walk-in clinic if they need medical treatment and cannot get into their primary-care provider, for conditions such as sore throats, earaches, cold/flu symptoms, coughs, sinus or respiratory infections, sprains or strains, small cuts, tooth pain, back pain, migraine headaches, dizziness, non-traumatic eye conditions (such as pink eye), rashes, urinary tract infections, minor burns and abdominal pain. All members of the community are welcome to utilize this new service (not just existing Sanford patients).
Sanford Health recommends all patients establish a primary care provider for a patient’s ongoing medical care. A walk-in clinic is not a substitute for a primary care provider, rather a more convenient, accessible option for getting medical attention when a provider is unable to see a patient.
About Sanford East Grand Forks Clinic
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in eight states.
Sanford Health has two clinic locations serving the Grand Forks area and offers specialties ranging from family medicine to audiology to reproductive medicine. With over 40 employees, 10 doctors and other medical professionals provide care in the East Grand Forks, Minn.