Keeping Care Local

When groceries are needed, you head to the local grocery store. For a dental check-up, you see your dentist, and to fuel vehicles, you stop at a local gas station. Living local is convenient and keeps you connected to your community.

Don’t forget about another key aspect – convenient access to care. That’s what we’re trying to do.

Local Care
We’ve been working harder than ever to bring care to our patients throughout the region. In January, we established Altru Clinic in Thief River Falls. This is just one of our many locations to offer service, convenient care and accessibility to patients.

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Altru Clinic | East Grand Forks
607 DeMers Avenue

Starting July 15, 2013, we’re proud to bring local services to another community – East Grand Forks, Minn. Our new location, Altru Clinic in East Grand Forks, will serve as a main access point for patients in the community and surrounding areas.

“We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of patients coming from East Grand Forks to Grand Forks for care at Altru,” says Jill Wilson, administrative director of Regional Operations. “Our new clinic location will simplify and streamline access to care for patients.”

Physical, occupational, speech and hand therapy services currently offered at Altru Outpatient Center will relocate to Altru Clinic in East Grand Forks. Our expanded space creates additional private treatment areas for patients.

Local Specialties
In addition to providing comprehensive therapy services, we’ll offer specialties that best meet the community’s needs, including same-day care for family medicine. Starting this summer, several specialties will be available at Altru Clinic in East Grand Forks, including:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology
  • OB/Gyn
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Podiatry
  • Sports Medicine

When a patient schedules an appointment at Altru Clinic in East Grand Forks, great things happen. Not only can they expect excellent care from our medical team, but they also gain access to our entire network of health professionals, including multiple specialists and our colleagues at Mayo Clinic. Our unique relationship with Mayo Clinic allow the use of electronic tools, which provide knowledge in disease management and treatment recommendations, ensuring the best care possible is available in East Grand Forks.

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Truyu | East Grand Forks
Patients can now discover relaxation at its finest in East Grand Forks. Truyu will offer Massage Therapy services within Altru Clinic in East Grand Forks. Licensed massage therapists Eric Benson and Jessica Wald specialize in deep tissue massage to relax your entire body, mind and soul. Jessica also specializes in bellanina Facelift massage.

Regional Impact
Altru Clinic in East Grand Forks will not only benefit its 8,600 residents. Those who live in areas such as Alvarado, Fisher and Warren travel to East Grand Forks for several reasons. Perhaps they have kids involved in Green Wave athletics or like to shop at the local Hugo’s. For these people, access to care at Altru Clinic in East Grand Forks will be one of their new local amenities.

As you can tell, we’re eager to provide another way to help patients live local. Whether they’re seeing a physical therapist, family medicine physician, or an oncologist at our new Altru Clinic, it’s about bringing care to them. It’s that simple.

Are you a resident of East Grand Forks or the surrounding area? How will Altru Clinic in East Grand Forks ease your access to care? Leave us a comment.

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