Emergency Department

IMPORTANT: If you are having a life threatening emergency and need help immediately, please CALL 911. 


Our Purpose Statement: Provide exceptional care 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week to all people who seek care in Sanford Bemidji Medical Center's Emergency Department.

The Emergency Department (ER) at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center provides a wide range of state-of-the-art emergency services for Bemidji area residents and visitors. All patients are accepted for care, regardless of ability to pay.

To care for over 25,000 people each year, the department is fully staffed with registered nurses and physician coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. On call specialists include: 

  • Orthopedics
  • OB/GYN
  • Family Practice
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Imaging/radiology
  • Lab

Free parking is available just outside the west emergency entrance.

In the most traumatic situations, helicopter transfers are also facilitated through this facility.

No matter what, Emergency Department staff pledge their commitment to provide quality, comprehensive, and compassionate care to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our doors are always open.