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Spectra Health


Is that Prince I hear in the bathroom??. . . .
I Need Someone to Call Me Regarding My Appointment today, Monday, March 2nd..I tried CALLING but it Just RANG N RANG..Thank You..Mary Blasky
Who are the psychiatrist or psychologist that are available at Valley Health Community Center?
You guys are a joke , I took my loving Fiance to your so-called health center. Monday to to get her medication that she running out of, but your so-called medical staff told me and my Fiancee that her medication was not important because of the chest pain was more important and your heart exploded. What a bed side manners
The Salvation Army 1600 University Christmas assistance sign up is Extended. Next week November 12,13,14 . Please provide the following Picture identification Proof of address- mail or bill Proof of income Children’s birth certificate or any proof that they reside in your home . Thank you
Need insurance.....come see us downtown!!

Spectra Health has a primary care clinic and dental clinic in Grand Forks, and a primary care clinic in Larimore.

Mission: Spectra Health provides community-based primary and preventive care offering broad-based access in a caring environment. We promote excellent, affordable healthcare, meeting the needs of all.

Spectra Health is incredibly proud to accept the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations 2020 Partnership Building award and share in congratulating the exemplary leadership of Becca Cruger and Rose Stoller.

The NDANO Partnership Building award means a great deal to us as we truly value, and are strengthened by, our local and state partnerships.

Congratulations to the 2020 ND Nonprofit Award recipients:

Former executive director of the Consensus Council, Rose Stoller, community-based healthcare provider Spectra Health, and overseer of the “Way Cooler Than You Think!” initiative, Becca Cruger.


The team at Spectra Health wants to take a minute to say THANK YOU for all the community support we’ve received.

Whether it has been the handmade face masks, caramel rolls, thank you notes, lunches, treats, coffee, donating supplies or just words of encouragement - we appreciate it all so much.

We are so proud to be a part of the Grand Forks and Larimore communities and know we will get through this together. Now, go wash your hands.

#inthistogether #staysafestayhome

Thank you to:

Boss' Pizza and Chicken - Grand Forks

John Nordine (Niki Frane) http://www.johnsupcenter.com/home.html

Boe's Tree Care, LLC

Norby's Work Perks

Barb Litzinger and Trish Young (Kristen Young)

Denise Ryan Carlascio

Deeks Pizza

We celebrate National Nurses Week this week to honor those who have stepped forward to serve through the global pandemic. Nurses play a crucial role at Spectra Health and while there is a week to honor the profession, we are thankful on the daily for the various ways they display awesomeness.

North Dakota Department of Health

Cloth face coverings can help reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially when used in conjunction with good physical distancing... but nothing beats staying home!

Eliminate nonessential trips out of your house, but wear a mask and distance if you have to go out! #InThisTogetherND

Our deepest gratitude to the kind anonymous donor & Deeks Pizza for lunch today!

#gfiscooler #inthistogether

[04/15/20]   Spectra Health offers drive up testing for COVID-19 at our Grand Forks and Larimore medical clinics. If you are experiencing symptoms, please call and speak with a nurse to determine if testing is indicated.
Grand Forks 701-757-2100
Larimore 701-343-6418

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and can include:
Shortness of breath
Runny Nose
Sore Throat
Loss of Taste or Smell

The best ways to prevent the spread of Coronavirus are to maintain social distancing, and wash your hands frequently.


John Clayburgh, DDS: Dental health important amid pandemic | Grand Forks Herald


grandforksherald.com As a dentist who has spent the last 40 years studying and practicing methods to improve the oral health of my patients and the larger community, I feel compelled to publicly address several observations during this current pandemic. COVID-19 has already disrupted many of the normal systems and conve...

This year feels extra special as we celebrate National Dental Hygienists Week. We can't wait to have our dental team working together again at full capacity. In the meantime, a huge HEARTFELT THANK YOU to our Spectra Health Hygienists!

Home - Lifeline National Verifier

Need assistance with DISCOUNTED PHONE OR INTERNET services in these difficult times, there are programs available to help!

LIFELINE FEDERAL ASSISTANCE provides lowered costs of basic, monthly local telephone or internet services for eligible individuals. Your household cannot get Lifeline from more than one phone or internet company. You are only allowed to get one Lifeline benefit per household, not per person. If more than one person in your household gets Lifeline, you are breaking the FCC’s rules and will lose your benefit.

You may be eligible if you receive benefits from any of the following programs:
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
• Medicaid
• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
• Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
• Veterans Pension and Survivor's Benefit.
• Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA)
• Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
• Tribal Head Start (only those households meeting its income qualifying standard)
• Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

You may apply for benefits through the National Verifier at https://nationalverifier.servicenowservices.com/lifeline. If you are looking for assistance in completing the application, Spectra Health is available to help! Please contact us at 701-757-2100.


Grand Forks Police Department

On 03/30/2020 at approximately 7:15am the Grand Forks Police Department responded to call of a medical assist at a Grand Forks apartment. A 24 y/o Grand Forks resident was found deceased in his apartment. Initial investigation suggests this may have been a fentanyl related overdose.

During the investigation, a pill that appeared to be Xanax was recovered and preliminary testing of this pill showed that it contained fentanyl. Investigators learned that the victim had purchased these pills from an illicit source and a number of them are currently unaccounted for.

The Grand Forks Police Department urges that anyone who has obtained Xanax pills from anywhere other than a pharmacy or other legitimate medical source should not consume them. Further, they should take extreme caution in handling these pills as fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin.

A photo of a Xanax pill is shown below. The photo is not of an actual pill recovered in this investigation.

Anyone with information or questionable Xanax pills is encouraged to contact the Grand Forks Police Department by one of the following methods:

Call: 701-787-8000
Online: Submit a tip via the GFPD’s Facebook or website
App: Submit a tip via the Tip411 app

Grand Forks Public Health Department

Grand Forks, ND – Grand Forks County’s first cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified. The individuals are currently under investigation. The North Dakota Department of Health is working to identify people who have been in close contact with the affected individuals.
According to Grand Forks Public Health Officer, Joel Walz, “The health and safety of our community is our highest priority as we face this crisis. We have been expecting this, and we know more cases are going to follow. We have excellent staff and community support responding to the situation that continues to change daily. We are prepared.”
Grand Forks Public Health Director, Debbie Swanson, urges local residents to be prepared, but not panic. “In just a matter of days, our lives have changed and sacrifices have been made, but those actions will protect the health of all residents and save lives among the most vulnerable residents. Please continue to be vigilant and to heed public health advice.”
Currently there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent being infected with the virus is to avoid exposure. As a community, we need to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. In order to do this, we ask you to do the following:
• practice social distancing, stay 6 feet apart from others
• contact your healthcare provider if you are sick
• practice good hygiene; wash your hands with soap and
water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face,
sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow
• disinfect frequently used items and surfaces
For questions related to COVID-19, the public can call the North Dakota Department of Health hotline at 866-207-2880 from 7:00 am - 10:00 pm, 7 days/week or Grand Forks Public Health at 701-787-8100, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Individuals experiencing a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, can call Altru’s 24/7 screening hotline at 701-780-6358, or call your healthcare provider prior to going to the healthcare facility.

[03/18/20]   3/30/2020:

Spectra Health Medical Clinics in Grand Forks and Larimore continue to operate normal hours. Screening protocols are in place, including mandatory temperature check prior to visit.

Dental Clinic is open - however visits are limited to triaging for those experiencing bleeding, swelling, or pain. All elective dental care, including routine hygiene visits, are temporarily suspended. Screening protocols are in place, including mandatory temperature check prior to visit.

Behavioral Health & Social Services: are operating normal hours however there are no in person visits available telehealth only.

Billing Department, including insurance assistance, is open to services via telephone. The Business Center is currently closed to the public and walk-in appointments.

Protocols for services and available appointments are assessed daily and will be updated as new information is attained.

We are in this together.

Altru Health System

COVID-19 drive up testing information provided by Altru Health System. Please see below for information.

Altru Health System has drive-up testing in place for patients who have been screened by the hotline and are recommended to be tested by a provider based on exposure and symptoms but do not need emergency room care. Please call the 24/7 Coronavirus Screening Hotline at 701.780.6358 if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms before visiting Altru Health System. All COVID-19 testing appointments will be scheduled through the hotline. For more information, please visit altru.org/coronavirus


2019 NCCRT Sizzle Reel

Just a quick reminder that March is Colo-rectal Awareness Month. Please take a minute or two to view the below video on the importance of screening.

Introducing 80% in Every Community, a new campaign from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable that aims to reach an 80% screening rate nationwide.

Altru Health System

Altru Health System has established a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Screening Hotline, 701.780.6358, that is now open 24/7.

3.13.20 Update | Due to updated testing guidelines from the North Dakota Department of Health on Friday, March 13, the guidelines for screening through Altru's COVID-19 Screening Hotline have been updated. Travel guidelines now include travel internationally and to areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

3.12.20 Update
Altru has established a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Screening Hotline, 701.780.6358, that is now open 24/7. Patients are asked to call this number prior to visiting an Altru location if they meet the following guidelines:

• Experiencing symptoms, which includes fever or signs of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath
• And have had close-exposure to persons with confirmed COVID-19 in the past 14 days
• Or have traveled outside the country in the past 21 days

Altru is working with the North Dakota Department of Health and following CDC guidelines for screening those at risk for COVID-19. It is not currently recommended to test those who are not experiencing symptoms.

Learn more >> https://bit.ly/2w1Ph28

Grand Forks Public Health Department

Complete this survey to learn how you should monitor your health to protect yourself and your community.


Grand Forks Public Health Department

For questions related to COVID-19, the public can call the North Dakota Department of Health hotline at 866-207-2880 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Individuals who need medical advice should contact their health care provider prior to presenting at the healthcare facility.

Grand Forks Public Health Department

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to emerge and evolve, Grand Forks Public Health, in coordination with our partners, the North Dakota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will continue to provide the latest information and up to date guidance on how to prevent the spread of disease and keep our communities healthy.

March is Social Work Month! We at Spectra Health are immensely proud of our social workers and happy to join in the national celebration of this group of hard-working professionals.

The theme of the month is "Social Workers: Generations Strong", which embodies the heroic work the Social Work profession has done for more than a century to make our world a better place to live. Whether it be direct contributions, like helping individuals and families find proper food and housing, or whether it be indirect contributions, like advocating for better workplace conditions or for the creation of our national social security, social workers are a perennial presence on the forefront for improved public health and well-being. Thank you Social Workers!

Spectra Health celebrates National Dentist Day with an extra special shout out to our dynamic and dedicated dentists!

Celebrating all Dental Assistants as we observe and honor your profession. A special shout out to our Spectra Health Dental Assistant superstars!!!!


PCMH Recognition: Boldly Striving to be “Distinctly Different”

We are proud to be the first organization in ND to receive Behavioral Health distinction with our PCMH (Patient Centered Medical Home) certification. PCMH is the foundation of who we are and how we strive to deliver care.

It is delightful to see our work highlighted in a conversation with Spectra Health's Clinical Director, Betty Housey, in the national NCQA publication!


blog.ncqa.org A Clinic in Grand Forks, North Dakota earns NCQA PCMH Recognition, and shares how it has improved their patient-centered practice.

Grand Forks Herald

We are delighted to partner with the Grand Forks Public Health Department and Women's Way program to provide breast cancer screening in our community on Feb 20th.

Grand Forks Public Health and Women’s Way are partnering with Spectra Health to hold the event, the first of its kind in Grand Forks. The Women’s Way program provides a way to pay for most breast cancer screenings for eligible North Dakotans.

Grand Forks Public Health Department

Spectra Health is delighted to partner with our local Women's Way and the North Dakota Dept of Health to host a mobile 3D mammography event on Thursday February 20th from 9am to 6 pm.

Call 701-757-2100 to schedule an appointment.

To learn more about Women's Way and the services they provide: www.ndhealth.gov/womensway


Spectra Health event to offer 3D mammograms to eligible women.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in women. However, with an early diagnosis, five year
survival rates are as high as 100%. Finding a tumor early is possible through regular mammograms—a
procedure that can now be done through 3D technology.
Previously, 2D mammograms only allowed for images of the breast from the top and the side. With 3D
imagery, a more comprehensive look at the breast is now available, allowing for a more precise detection and
fewer false alarms.
“With 3D mammograms, the radiologist who looks at the mammogram is able to get a better look at the
breast and diagnose more accurately,” said Tiffany Boespflug, Women’s Way coordinator. “3D mammograms
are also great for women with dense breasts since we’re able to get a better look at the tissue.”
This February, Spectra Health in Grand Forks will be hosting a 3D mammography event, where eligible women
can schedule an appointment for a 3D mammogram. Women who may be eligible are:
• Ages 40-64 who live in North Dakota
• Able to meet income guidelines
• Uninsured or underinsured (can’t afford to pay health insurance deductible or co-pays)
“Events like this are fantastic because women from all over come together to be proactive about their health,”
says Boespflug. “It helps create this sense of solidarity.” The event will take place Thursday, February 20th at
Spectra Health in Grand Forks, North Dakota. To schedule an appointment for the 3D mammography event in
Grand Forks, call 701-757-2100.
Women's Way provides a way to pay for most breast cancer screenings for eligible North Dakotans. Find out
more about screenings for breast cancer, including options for financial help available, by visiting Women’s
Way (www.ndhealth.gov/womensway), Medicaid Expansion (www.nd.gov/dhs/medicaidexpansion), and
Marketplace insurance plans (www.healthcare.gov/marketplace).
For more information about Women’s Way, and the services they provide, visit www.ndhealth.gov/womensway
or call at 800-449-6636 or 701-787-8118
For more information, contact:
Tiffany Boespflug, Women’s Way Coordinator
Grand Forks Public Health Department
151 S. 4th Street, Suite N301 | Grand Forks, ND 58201 – 4735
Phone: 701-787-8118 | www.health.nd.gov
Spectra Health
North Dakota Women's Way
Grand Forks Public Health Department

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