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What Is CaringBridge?

CaringBridge is a free, personal and private website that connects people who are experiencing a significant health challenge to their family and friends. This tool makes each health journey easier. The websites are easy to create and use. Authors add health updates and photos to share their story while visitors leave messages of love, hope and compassion. The CaringBridge program is sponsored by the Altru Alliance and other donors.   

For more information on the CaringBridge program, contact Altru's Volunteer Services at 701.780.5125.

Computer Sites

You can access this program from your home computer or there are eleven CaringBridge computer sites (with printers and instructions) that have been established on the Altru Health System campus:
  • Altru Hospital SCCU (Main Level)
  • Altru Hospital ICU (5th floor)
  • Altru Hospital 3rd Floor (two computers)
  • Family Birthing Center/NICU (Altru Hospital 4th Floor)
  • Pediatrics (Altru Hospital 4th Floor)
  • Altru Hospital 5th Floor
  • Altru Hospital 6th Floor
  • Altru Rehabilitation Center (2nd Floor)
  • Altru Cancer Center
  • Altru Medical Library (Altru Hospital main level)

With the exception of the Medical Library and Cancer Center sites, all CaringBridge computers at Altru are available 24 hours/day.

How It Works

Patients or their family members interested in creating a personalized, private web page log onto the CaringBridge web site (  From there they simply follow the instructions to create a web page accessible to anyone given the page's address.