Medications can be delivered from Cass Lake IHS to this location in Bemidji. SErving anyone eligible for Indian Health Services at no fee. Primarily serves Leech Lake Reservation.
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
The goal of the Victim Services Program is to help ease the physical, emotional, and financial misfortunes caused by criminal victimization and to reduce the confusion and inconvenience that may be caused by involvement in the criminal justice system.
Victim Rights Information
Court Hearing Notification
Victim Impact Statements
Witness Services and Reception
Court-Related Child Care
Restitution & Reparations Claims Assistance
Counseling Information & Referrals
The Bemidji Area Office (BAO) provides service and support to 34 Federally-recognized Tribes and 4 Urban Indian Health programs located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Tribal Health services are provided through 11 P.L. 93-638 Title V compacts and 23 Title I contracts. Urban Indian Health programs are located in Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Milwaukee, WI; and Minneapolis, MN. Tribes in the Bemidji Area include Ojibwe (Chippewa), Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Mohican, Oneida, Odawa, Potawatomi, and Sioux.
The BAO operates 3 Federal/direct service programs on behalf of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians and the White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota. These Federal/direct service programs, Cass Lake Hospital, Red Lake Hospital, and White Earth Health Center, are staffed by approximately 500 federal civil service employees and Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Officers. These federal employees are comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, laboratory technicians, radiology technicians, behavioral health practitioners, dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, optometrists, optical technicians, dietitians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, engineers, sanitarians, equipment technicians, health information managers, administrators, acquisition, supply, finance, information technology and clerical staff. In addition, there are numerous specialty clinics provided in our Federal/direct service programs by local private health care specialists.
Tribal and Urban programs directly employ a multitude of health care providers and allied staff such as, mental health, substance abuse counselors, and community health nurses and representatives. Services not available through Tribal or BAO Federal/direct service programs may be delivered through Contract Health Services (CHS).
First Nations Home Health serves the Native American population through seven branch locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and greater Minnesota, including the Duluth and Bemidji areas. With an approach that is culturally-sensitive to the unique ethnic and linguistic needs of Native Americans, our serves are specifically designed to enhance the health and well-being of individuals both on and off the reservation in Red Lake, White Earth, Leech Lake, Bois Fort, Fond du Lac and Mille Lacs. Through our Duluth office and Bemidji area locations we offer a variety of home health care services to help support your loved one to live a more independent and fulfilling life at home, whether they’re in an urban or rural setting. Our team of caregivers, nurses and case managers (many of whom are Native American) provide services that help elders stay at home in familiar cultural surroundings, develop good health habits and reduce hospitalizations. With services such as skilled nursing, mental health, personal care and homemaking, at First Nations Home Health our goal is to improve the health status of Native Americans who experience an unusual high rate of preventable acute and chronic illnesses.
Home Health: Home Health Aide, Private Duty Nursing and Skilled Nursing to address the medical needs of our clients in their homes, competently working with the medical equipment and supplies required for the client’s care.
Personal Care Services – PCA: Assistance and support provided for persons with disabilities living independently in the community. This includes the elderly and others with special health care needs. PCA services are provided in the recipient’s home or in the community when normal life activities take him/her outside the home.
Home and Community Based Services: Homemaking, Respite, Chore, and Companion Care.
Mental Health Services: Children’s therapeutic services and supports (CTSS) and adult rehabilitative mental health services (ARMHS).
Cass Lake: 416 2nd St NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-8868 or 877-335-8868
Ogema: 407 East Main St., Ogema, MN 56569
Corporate Office: 2586 7th Ave E., Suite 302, North St. Paul, MN 55109 (PO Box 22)
651-633-7300 or 877-600-7307
Serve as a wellness provider offering free long term peer support to help individuals and families manage the chronic disease of addiction.
Serving adults who are experiencing the challenges associated with aging or disability. Supervised, engaging setting allows participants to socialize and strengthen physical and mental abilities. Respite care for caregivers. Covered by Medical Assistance, Long term Care Insurance or Private Pay.
The American Cancer Society offers free comprehensive cancer information with day to day emotional support, and a 24 hour information phone line. Free temporary lodging in the Twin Cities or Rochester for families who must travel outside their community for care. The ACS also offers classes, access to a Cancer Network, and special products for women with cancer.
The Cass Lake Indian Health Service Unit is owned and operated by the Federal Government as a Public Health Service, Indian Health Service Facility. It provides over 160 full-time jobs in the community. The Service Unit operates a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Outpatient Ambulatory Care Clinic that offers Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Audiology, Podiatry, and Optometry Services. Cass Lake IHS also provides 24/7 access to Urgent Care/Emergency Care services.
The Service Unit has an active user population of 12,265 clients. The CAH has 4 beds and 1 crib. In Fiscal Year 2014, we had 66 discharges, 379 patients days, 97,773 out-patient visits (includes UC/ER, Pharmacy, etc.) and 7,653 dental visits. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe manages the Behavioral Health programs, Substance Abuse programs, a Diabetes Center and Public Health Nursing at six community based clinics on the reservation.
MedSave Family Pharmacy is your local, independent pharmacy located in Bemidji, MN. Owner, Richard Chernugal opened his doors in 1982 and has grown a successful business while adding many new services along the way. We want people to be healthy; we educate people to live proactive lifestyles through nutrition and fitness. Richard along with his staff focus on building relationships with their customers and giving them the education and customer service they deserve.
If you are looking for a pharmacy that provides you with the old fashioned level of service and a pharmacy that truly cares about your health, then MedSave Family Pharmacy in Bemidji is for you!
At MedSave we do more than JUST prescriptions! We genuinely care about the health of our customers and would welcome the opportunity to work with you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
702 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
We offer person-to-person service and support to individuals in need through home visits and mentoring for those looking to make a change in their lives. Our overall focus is systemic change. Even while we may be able to help with some immediate need, financial or household items, our primary focus is to partner with you and help you in the long term
Also a Walker, MN office:
218-366-0174. Leave a voice mail. They respond to phone calls messages within 30-45 minutes.
Our mission is to provide a quality and creative approach to individual and community based exercise programming to ultimately control and prevent diabetes in our community.
Also note: person(s) do not need to have Diabetes to use the fitness center.
- Orientation with fitness equipment – Those who have diabetes will have priority on any of the exercise machines
- Fitness assessments, personal exercise plans
- Personal training sessions
- Group exercise classes – Click here for current class schedule >
- Fitness challenges with incentives
- Annual memorial walk/run
- Monitor blood sugar pre/post exercise (if needed)
- Monitor blood pressure pre/post exercise (if needed)
- Help obtain medical clearance (if needed)
- Locker room with showers
- Pool use at Palace and Northern Lights Casinos
Open to all community members
Medical Clearance – fitness staff will determine if person(s) need a medical clearance from their provider before fitness center use.
|It is our policy that you MUST show proof* of one (1) of the eligibility requirements.
* (1) photo Tribal ID, (2) photo Work Badge, (3) IHS letterhead prescription from provider, (4) a letter from MCT/Tribe stating your blood quantum, (5) letter from supervisor stating current employment (6) current check stub.
Those who do not qualify for a free membership will pay:
|Individual Membership||Family Membership|
|1 day pass $5.00
1 week $15.00
1 month $30.00
3 months $75.00
6 months $130.00
12 months $240.00
|Immediate family ONLY.
1 month $50.00
Fees are nonrefundable & nontransferable.
Method of payment
Cash or check
- Diabetic clients have first priority on the equipment
- Use equipment at your own risk
- Sanitize equipment after use
- Return all equipment after use and re-rack your weights
- No horseplay allowed
- Appropriate footwear required while using equipment and lifting weights
- Know your limits; use a spotter as needed
- No gym bags, coats, etc. on gym floor; use lockers and coat rack
- Not responsible for lost or stolen items; locks available upon request
- No food allowed on the gym floor
- All liquids must be in containers with lids
- For safety reasons, no children under 10 allowed
- Be considerate of others
Code of Behavior
All fitness center participants are required to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. Inappropriate language (swearing, derogatory terms, etc.), inappropriate behavior and harassment are not allowed on the premises. Proper use of the equipment is required. If you do not know how to operate the machines, the fitness staff will be happy to assist you. There is a zero tolerance policy when it comes to horseplay in the fitness center and on the machines. You will be asked to leave if you do not follow the Code of Behavior and Gym Rules!
- Children 13 and under must have an adult with to supervise them during each visit.
- Children 11 and under must have a medical clearance on file.
- For safety reasons, no children under 10 allowed.
- Young adults 14-17, who do not follow the Gym Rules and Code of Behavior, will need to have an adult accompany them on future visits.
Lockers are available for your use while working out; there is no overnight storage. If you want to use a lock, you can sign one out, free of charge, from the Fitness Staff. Showers are also available. You must provide your own towel and shower supplies.
The Leech Lake Diabetes Fitness Program has an agreement with the Palace and Northern Lights Hotels for members of the Fitness Center to use their pools free of charge. You must obtain signed documents from the Fitness Staff to bring to the hotel. All rules and regulations of the hotel pool must be followed and will be enforced.
If the Health History Questionnaire identifies a medical condition, you must have a medical clearance to exercise. Please ask Fitness Staff for a blank copy of our medical clearance form for your medical provider to fill out.
Pain Management/Behavioral Health Department
1233 34th Street NW Bemidji, MN 56601
Behavioral Health Triage Therapist (outpatient)
1611 Anne St, Bemidji, MN 56601
Residential primary inpatient treatment for alcohol and drugs with counseling: group, individual family and spiritual. Transportation, education, and employment assistance, recreational and occupational therapy. Eligibility Requirements:16 years of age or older male or female. Court ordered or self-referral or as part of a continuing treatment.
Skilled Care: Rehabilitation and skilled care (sometimes referred to as nursing home or skilled nursing care) refers to care that is provided for residents who need the assistance of rehabilitative and/or licensed nursing staff.
Therapy Department: An in-house therapy department provides inpatient and outpatient occupational and physical therapy. Inpatient speech therapy is also available. Contact the Therapy Department to review eligibility options.
Operated by non-profit, Canvas Health, Crisis Text Line allows users to communicate with trained counselors via confidential text messaging. Counselors help people of all ages and walks of life get to an emotionally and physically safe place and then direct them to community resources that can provide longer-term support. They serve many counties and all Tribal Nations located in Minnesota. Text “MN” to 741741.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with 45 hospitals and 289 clinics in nine states and three countries. With 28,000+ employees, including 1,300+ physicians in more than 80 specialty areas of medicine, Sanford Health is the largest employer in the Dakotas.
Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children’s clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases.
Dedicated to the work of health and healing.
Improving the human condition through exceptional care, innovation and discovery.
The strength to persevere, use our voices and take action.
The enthusiasm for patients and work commitment to the organization.
The adherence to the systems that align actions to excellence, efficiency and purpose.
The pursuit of individual and organizational growth and development.
The connection and commitment we have to each other through it all.
Sanford Health promise to patients and employees
Deliver a flawless experience that inspires.
Sanford Health Culture
Sanford Health is excited to be on a journey of tremendous growth and momentum. With our vast geography, cutting-edge medicine, sophisticated research, advanced education and our own health plan, we are unique in what we do and how we do it. Through relationships built on trust and successful performance and a vision to improve the human condition, Sanford seeks to make a significant impact on health and healing. With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, our journey as an organization includes continually building on the diverse talents, experiences and beliefs of our employees, as well as the patients and communities we serve. We are proud to be from the Midwest and to impact the world. We look forward to joining with you in the journey.
Pregnancy support: free and confidential pregnancy testing, options counseling, material support, “Earn While you Learn” program. A supportive environment for carrying out a full term pregnancy.
PO Box 635, Bemidji, MN 56619