Express Care - Altru Health System - Grand Forks, ND

Express Care

Care for Your Busy Life

Illness or injury doesn’t always happen during normal business hours, which is why Altru Express Clinic—a walk-in clinic for minor medical care—is open early and stays open late.

Walk-in Express Clinics

When you need urgent care and can’t wait for a physician office visit, Altru Express Clinic is here for you. If your child sprains an ankle at an after-school sports practice or you want to see a provider about a nagging cough on your way to work in the morning, you don’t need to schedule an appointment—just stop by one of our walk-in clinics in Greater Grand Forks for medical care that can help you get your health back on track.

What We Treat

Our Express Clinic providers care for a variety of minor illnesses and injuries, including but not limited to:

  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Ear infection
  • Flu
  • Sore throats
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Stomachache
  • Urinary tract infection

Find an Altru Express Clinic Near You

Grand Forks/East Grand Forks

Altru Clinic in East Grand Forks
607 DeMers Avenue, East Grand Forks, MN 56721

  • 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Monday – Friday

Altru Professional Center
4440 S. Washington St., Grand Forks, ND 58201

  • 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Monday – Friday
  • 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday

Altru Family Medicine Residency
725 Hamline St., Grand Forks, ND 58203

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Monday – Friday

Pediatric Express at Altru Family Medicine Center
1380 S. Columbia Rd., Grand Forks, ND 58201 

  • 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Monday – Thursday
  • 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Friday
Regional Locations

Altru Clinic in Crookston
400 South Minnesota St. Crookston, MN 56716

  • 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday

Altru Clinic in Thief River Falls
1845 Hwy 59 South, Suite 800, Thief River Falls, MN 56701

  • 8 a.m. – Noon, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Altru Clinic in Devils Lake
1001 7th Street NE, Devils Lake, ND 58301

  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Express Video Visit

Get the care you need from home, work or anywhere in between. Altru's Express Video Visits allow patients to receive care for conditions such as those listed below anywhere you have internet access from your smartphone or tablet. Patients can request a video visit through their active MyChart account.

Express Video Visits are available Sunday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Start an Express Video Visit

Common Conditions for Video Visits

How do Express Video Visits work?

Video visits can be requested by patients through their active MyChart account on their smartphone or tablet. For the best possible experience, we encourage patients to use the MyChart app on their smartphone or tablet.

Patients will be asked to log into their MyChart account and then follow the prompt to request their video visit. Patients must complete the visit pre-check work before connecting with a provider.

Click here for step-by-step instructions for how to start an Express Video Visit

Who is eligible for an Express Video Visit?

Video visits are intended for providing care for acute illnesses and minor injuries. Age-appropriate care may be determined by the provider for each condition. You must have an active MyChart account to start an Express Video Visit. Children under the age of 2 are not eligible for a video visit.

What equipment do I need for an Express Video Visit?

You can use your smartphone or tablet once you've downloaded the MyChart app.

How are Video Visits billed?

Altru will bill your insurance for the cost of your video visit. If your insurance does not pay the full amount due, you may be responsible for the balance, including any copays or deductible. Though Video Visits are covered by many insurance policies, there are still some insurance policies that will not cover Video Visits for patients at home. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to confirm your insurance coverage.

If a Video Visit IS a covered benefit:

If you have coverage, then your plan will process Video Visits the same as a face-to-face visit and assign copay, coinsurance and/or deductible based on your plan benefits. Covered benefits are not eligible for the patient pay discount.

If a Video Visit is NOT a covered benefit:

If your insurance does not offer Video Visits as a covered benefit, you may be eligible for a self-pay patient discount for the Video Visit. Call Altru Patient Financial Services at 701.780.1500 once you receive your bill for the service. Medicare patients should automatically receive the discount and will not need to call Patient Financial Services for the discount.

If you are uninsured or under insured and your insurance does not cover this service, you may be eligible for financial assistance. Please contact a hospital finance assistance representative at 701.780.1500.

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Express eVisit

Express eVisits

Express eVisits allow you to initiate an appointment with a family medicine provider through your MyChart patient portal from the comfort of your home. To begin an eVisit, log in to your patient portal via your smartphone, tablet or computer, and fill out a questionnaire about your symptoms. Then, use our secure messaging system to discuss your symptoms with a provider, who can recommend treatment, order prescriptions to your pharmacy or, if necessary, request an in-person visit.

Concerns we commonly treat through eVisits include but are not limited to:

  • Allergies
  • Cough or sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Influenza
  • Pink eye
  • Sinus issues
  • Skin concerns, such as burns, insect bites and rashes

eVisits can be initiated any day, anytime. Our providers will respond within four hours of your initiation during the following business hours:

  • Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Providers respond to eVisits initiated after 7 p.m. no later than 11 a.m. the next day.

Express eVisits: Log onto your MyChart and fill out a questionnaire.

Altru Express Clinic

Virtual Waiting Room | 3 Easy Steps

1.) Find an Express parking spot and stay in your car

2.) Call to check-in and report your symptoms

3.) You will be notified once your room is safe and ready to use