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-coronary care unit and surgical care unit ensure 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 sexual assault care team ensures that, in the event you or a loved one experiences sexual assault or rape, a sexual assault nurse examiner is available 24/7 to help you receive appropriate, sensitive treatment and empower you to begin taking the necessary steps toward healing. 

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.

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

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