Altru's Emergency, Trauma & Critical Care Center

The healthcare professionals in Altru’s emergency room (ER) in Grand Forks deliver quality, comprehensive care in a timely manner. Through provider collaboration, leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, and a special focus on positive patient experiences, Altru’s ER is here when you or your family is faced with a sudden, serious medical condition.


Altru’s ER is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Our providers are always prepared to address emergent health concerns. We offer:

  • 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.  
  • Critical Care: Altru’s intensive care unit ensures you can receive high-quality care in the event of a critical illness, such as heart attack, stroke and more.
  • Level II Trauma Center: When you or a family member experiences an injury, quick and expert care is vital. Altru’s 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.
  • Sexual Assault Care: Sexual assault is a life-altering tragedy that requires compassionate and informed care. Altru's ER  RN's have completed specialty training in the care of sexual assault patients and are able to assist in coordination and care to help patients receive appropriate, sensitive treatment and empower patients to begin taking the necessary steps toward healing. 

Altru has met specific scientific guidelines as a Primary Stroke Center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department and is a center of excellence for the care of patients who are experiencing a heart attack.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.

To contact Altru's Emergency Room, please call 701.780.5000.

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