Health Care

Health Care

SONY DSCSawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais has satellite services at the Birch Grove Clinic in Tofte and the Grand Portage Health Services. The clinic has federal designation allowing it to provide access to high quality, comprehensive, primary and preventative health care to all patients, regardless of their financial ability to pay for service. Financial help for qualified individuals is offered through a Sliding Fee Scale program that helps pay the cost of Clinic care. The Clinic can help patients with the cost of other medical services such as medicines at the local pharmacy, visits to the local dentist and lab and/or X-ray services at the hospital. The clinic is located at 513 Fifth Avenue West in Grand Marais.

CT ScannerThe Cook County North Shore Hospital & Care Center is adjacent to the Clinic. It includes a 16-bed critical-care facility, a 47-bed skilled nursing facility, a home health care agency, ambulance service, and a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The hospital represents a self-governed hospital district with taxing authority and is governed by a five-member elected board.

In addition to the hospital emergency medical service, the county’s volunteer fire departments provide localized EMS and ambulance service as well.


Dr. Alyssa Hedstrom, DDS.
Grand Marais Family Dentistry
303 East Third Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604


Alternative Health Care

Cook County has an unusually rich offering of alternative medical practitioners: acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicines; massage therapists of various disciplines; chiropractors and more. Many are found in the lower level of Sawtooth Mountain Clinic.

Practitioners include:

Veterinary Services

Dr. Kim Paplham, D.V.M.                           Dr. Michael Overend  Dr. Lucy Grina
Grand Marais Veterinary Clinic                 Lake County Veterinary Clinic
1826 County Road 7                                      4 Gene’s Way
Grand Marais, MN 55604                            Grand Marais, MN 55604
218-387-2063                                                 218-387-1383