Emergency Rooms are busy places

If you have a major medical emergency, the emergency room is the best place for you. However, there are many medical conditions which end up in the ER which can be taken care of more efficiently-- and more economically-- in an urgent care center.

UrgentMED is such a facility. Our clinic is open seven days a week, including evenings. We can take care of a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, suture lacerations, splint minor fractures and sprains, freeze warts, perform sports physicals for athletes, DOT physicals for truck drivers, BasicMed physicals for pilots, and even preoperative physicals for those needing surgery-- all without the need to schedule an appointment.

If you need an emergency room, we have two excellent facilities in Fargo. If your medical need fits more appropriately with a walk-in, urgent care facility, UrgentMED is available to you.


Pandemic Update

COVID-19 cases are rising in our community. In fact, theNorth Dakota Department of Health is reportingmore than ten times the number of cases compared to a year ago, and due to the widespread availability of home testing (which goes unreported in most instances) the actual number of new COVID-19 cases are estimated to be about six times the reported numbers. Moreover, last year at this time, numbers were declining, following the alphavariantsurge, while this year numbers are increasing with the highly contagious omicron subvariants.

Even if you had COVID-19 illness as recently as this past winter, your natural antibodies may not protect you from these subvariants. Likewise, while vaccinated and boosted individuals are protected for the most part from serious illness and death, their vaccine antibodies won’t necessarily protect them from contracting illness, either.

Fortunately, there are a number of“pharmaceutical interventions”wedidn’thave when the pandemic began. Our physicians continue to refer patients for monoclonal antibody infusions when indicated and are prescribing Paxlovid for those who qualify. If you are ill and in need of evaluation, we are happy to see you. We continue to perform both rapid and PCR testing without an appointment andtelevisits are available.

To help avoid catching these current, highly contagious variants, you may additionally wish to considerretuningto layered protections—masking in public settings, reducing unnecessary interactions, and avoiding contact with sick persons.

From time to time, history gives us a challenge which requires meaningful, selfless participation by able-bodied citizens. COVID-19 is ours.

Stay up to date on vaccinations. Follow the advice of trusted medical professionals. Keep yourself and your neighbors safe.


We offer Telemedicine

UrgentMED is pleased to offertelemedicine visits.

If you have been seen at UrgentMED in the past three years and would like to visit with Dr. Sondreal or Dr. Kooyer using your computer, smart phone or tablet, here is what you do:

1. Call us at (701) 232-9000 to request, consent and register for a tele-visit.

2. We will send you a link by text or email.

3. Click on the link and your device (camera needed) will launch your visit.


Many insurance companies currently cover telemedicine visits for established patients. “Established” means that you have been seen at UrgentMED in the last three years. If during your virtual visit the physician recommends that you be seen in person, any out-of-pocket fee will be applied toward your co-pay or office charge.

We look forward to “seeing" you!


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