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Emergency, Trauma & Critical Care

When you’re experiencing a medical emergency such as a stroke or traumatic injury, our emergency room is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our team of ER healthcare providers are ready to provide life-saving care and emergency medical services when you’re faced with a sudden, serious medical condition.

Altru is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. This means we have met specific evidence-based performance measures of excellence in the care of stroke patients. Our comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment meets or exceeds the guidelines for achieving the best possible outcomes for patients experiencing a stroke.

If you need emergency medical care, please call 911. 
To contact Altru's Emergency Room, please call 701.780.5000.

Ambulance Services

Altru’s ambulance services include a fleet of ambulances and a fixed-wing air ambulance program, ensuring that the people of Grand Forks, Marshall and Polk counties always have access to quick, safe transport to Altru’s ER.

Those seeking emergency medical care should call 911.

Trauma Center

When you or a family member experiences an injury, quick and expert care is vital. Our Level II Trauma Center is recognized by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and the North Dakota Department of Health, which means our emergency medicine, cardiac, neurologic and orthopedic specialists, as well as other medical staff, are equipped to provide high-level, comprehensive care from arrival to discharge.

For further information about Altru's Trauma Center, call 701.780.5337.

Sexual Assault Care

Sexual assault is a life-altering tragedy that requires compassionate and informed care. Altru’s ER team includes RNs who have completed specialty training on the care of sexual assault patients. Our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) can provide appropriate, sensitive treatment for people who have experienced sexual assault, empowering survivors to take steps toward healing.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.

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