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Health and Wellness

2-1-1 United Way

2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Community Resource Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek. Services are free and confidential. They offer information on a broad range of services, including:

  • Food support
  • Housing and utility support
  • Caregiver resources
  • Mental health and substance abuse resources
  • Paying medical expenses



Phone
  • 2-1-1
  • 800-543-7709

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All In One Fitness



Phone
  • 218-226-6470

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  • 21 Shopping Center
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

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American Red Cross (Home Fire Safety Visits)

Schedule a FREE Red Cross Home Fire Safety Visit!

During your home visit, you will receive:

  • Installed smoke alarms if no working smoke alarms are present in your home
  • Guidance in the development of a Family Disaster Plan
  • Valuable emergency preparedness tips and information
  • All demonstration and installation services will be performed by Red Cross-trained volunteers and/or licensed/insured professionals



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Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA)

Housing Resources

  • Homeless Services-Homeless services are designed to keep community members housed, either through prevention resources or rapid rehousing. This includes assistance in finding housing and other support services, as well as direct assistance with rent, security deposits, and other assistance targeted for families, single adults, and youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Contact 218-623-3033 or 218-410-5713 or amy.renne@aeoa.org for assistance.

 Other Services Available in Virginia, MN

  • First time homebuyers resources
  • Emergency and transitional housing, homeless youth housing, and permanent, supportive housing
  • Housing Support Services for Adults with Serious Mental Illness
  • Energy Assistance
  • Weatherization Assistance
  • MNSure Navigation

Please call  Housing Crisis Resources at 218-748-7357  or 1-800-662-5711 ext. 7357 for these services.



Phone
  • 218-623-3033

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  • Norlen Industrial Park
    2124 10th Street
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

Email
  • Amy.Renne@aeoa.org
Blustin Optical Center



Phone
  • 218-834-8070

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  • 802 11th Street, Suite A
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Bodies In Balance

Fitness center and classes available.



Phone
  • 218-834-2586

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  • 1451 Highway 2
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Center for American Indian Resources (CAIR)

Must be a member of the Fond du Lac Tribe to access most services.  Provides medical and dental care, mental health services, social services, community health, on site pharmacy, prevention/intervention, and WIC services.



Phone
  • 218-879-1227
  • 888-888-6007

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  • 211 W 4th Street
    Duluth, MN 55806

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Community Education

Many affordable health and wellness classes are offered through the Two Harbors and Silver Bay Community Education programs in various communities throughout Lake County.

  • Early Childhood Family Education-ECFE is a program for parents with children ages birth to pre-kindergarten five. Families participate in activities to build social, cognitive and motor skills. Parent education is provided through lively and informative discussions about everyday life as a parent. Registration is required for mixed age session. Fees are based on a sliding fee scale and can be waived if necessary. For more information, please call 218-226-4437 ext. 8158 in Silver Bay or 218-834-8221 ext. 8362 in Two Harbors.
  • Early Childhood Screening-Quick and simple check of how children are doing between the ages of 3 to 4 years. It identifies, at an early stage, possible learning or health concerns so that children can get needed help before starting school. Early childhood screening is required for entrance in Minnesota’s public schools and is offered throughout the year. Call 218-226-4437 ext. 8158 for more information.
  • Little Mariner and Little Agates Preschool is available in Silver Bay for children ages 3- 5 years old. The goal in preschool is to instill a love of learning, build skills for kindergarten and to have FUN! All of our Preschool sites are Parent Aware 4 Star Rated. Call 218-226-4437 ext. 8453 for more information.
  • Kids and Co. is located in the Minnehaha Elementary and William Kelley schools. Care is provided before, during, and after school for children 3 years old through the end of 5th grade. Call 218-226-4437 ext. 8453 for more information.



Phone
  • 218-834-8201 ext. 8230 Two Harbors
  • 218-226-4437 ext. 8137 Silver Bay

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Ely Community Care Team

Provides collaborative care and targeted care coordination to ensure adequate resources are available for physical health, mental health and psycho-social challenges. Professionals are trained in recognizing such challenges and are prepared to respond to the full spectrum of a person’s needs, and patients have the tools and resources to be a partner in their wellness, treatment and recovery goals.



Phone
  • 218-365-7980

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  • 300 W Conan Street
    Ely, MN 55731

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Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital

Offers a full range of services, including a pharmacy and emergency department.

Services:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • General Surgery
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Laboratory
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatry
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Urology
  • Wellness Center



Phone
  • 218-365-3271 (hospital)
  • 218-365-8788 (pharmacy)

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  • 328 West Conan Street
    Ely, MN 55731

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Essentia Health

Provides a variety of services. See website for more information.

  • Pharmacy-Local pharmacies are located in Two Harbors, 802 11th Street (Super One Foods location), phone 218-834-7202 or in Silver Bay, 99 Edison Blvd., phone 218-226-3829.



Phone
  • 218-786-4000 (Duluth)
  • 218-365-7900 (Ely)

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  • 407 E 3rd Street
    Duluth, MN 55805
  • 300 W Conan Street
    Ely, MN 55731

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Friends of the Finland Community

Many activities are available at the Clair Nelson Center, such as bonebuilders exercise class, yoga, dancing, crafting, alcoholics anonymous, and youth open gym nights. Please visit their website for more information.



Phone
  • 218-353-0300

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  • Clair Nelson Center
    6866 Cramer Road
    Finland, MN 55603

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Home Health and Personal Care Providers

ACCRA
1932 London Road
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: (218) 724-2800
http://www.accracare.org/

Arc Northland
424 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-726-4725
http://arcnorthland.org/

Access North: Center for Independent Living
118 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-625-1400
http://www.accessnorth.net/

Cardinal Comfort Care Cooperative
713 12th Avenue
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Phone: 218-969-6183
cardinalcomfortcare.com

Cherish, LLC
302 E Howard Street, Suite 230
Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone: 218-263-9000
http://www.cherished1.co/us.html

Circle of Life Home Care Anishinaabe (COLHCA)
1131 East 4th Street, Suite A
Duluth, MN 55805
Phone: 218-724-5158

CustomCARE Homecare
5265 Edina Industrial Blvd.
Edina, MN 55439
Phone: 952-914-0269
http://www.customcarellc.com/

Elite Home Care, Inc.
1533 University Avenue, Suite 110
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-644-5355

Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospice & Palliative Care
330 East 2nd Street
Duluth, MN 55805
Phone: 218-786-4020

Grattan Health Care
PO Box 976
Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone: 218-820-1326
http://grattanhealthcare.com/

Heart & Hara Home Care LLC
4504 Lax Lake Road
Silver Bay, MN  55614
218-220-8947
office@heartandhara.com

Heartland PCA
1700 Mall Drive
Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: 218-727-0990
http://www.heartlandpca.com/

Lakeshore at Home
4002 London Road
Duluth, MN 55804
Phone: 218-625-7848
http://lakeshoreliving.org/lakeshoreathome.html

Life’s Companion PCA, Inc.
111 11th Street NW
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-326-1179

My Brother’s Keeper
136 Holmes Street
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: 952-496-0157
http://www.mybrotherskeeper.org/

North Shore Area Partners
36 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: 218-226-3635
https://www.nsapartners.org

Recover Health
306 W Michigan Street, Suite 301
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-733-3485
https://www.recoverhealth.org/

Regency Home Healthcare
4961 Rice Lake Road, Suite 105
Duluth, MN 55803
Phone: 218-727-4105
http://regencyhhc.com/

St. Luke’s Home Care
220 North 6th Avenue East
Duluth, MN 55805
Phone: 218-249-64111
http://www.slhduluth.com/Services-Specialties/Home-Care-Services.aspx



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Juniper

Evidence-based programs to make a positive difference in quality of life. Programs may include topics such as living with chronic conditions, diabetes management, Live Well classes, and preventing falls classes.



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  • 855-215-2174

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Lake County Health and Human Services

  • Health Care-Medical Assistance, Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities, Long Term Care, TEFRA, Medicare Savings Program.
  • Mental Health Services-Case Management services for children and adults.
  • Cash Assistance-Minnesota Family Investment Program, Diversionary Work Program, Minnesota Supplemental Aid, General Assistance, Housing Supports (formerly known as Group Residential Housing). Apply for Cash Assistance benefits at https://mnbenefits.mn.gov/
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as food stamps and/or food support)-Apply for SNAP benefits at https://mnbenefits.mn.gov/
  • Emergency Programs-Emergency Assistance and Emergency General Assistance. Apply for Emergency Assistance benefits at https://mnbenefits.mn.gov/
  • Car Seat Installations-A certified car seat technician is available to assist you.
  • Child and Teen Check-up-Program for children on Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care. Information is available about good physical health, development and growth, hearing and vision checks and immunizations. Complete physical exams are also available at your local clinic.
  • Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)-May be available to families who are employed, seeking employment, or are in school or training. Apply for CCAP benefits by calling our office, picking up an application or going on-line at https://applymn.dhs.mn.gov.
  • Child Protection-Workers receive reports of possible physical, emotional or sexual abuse and/or neglect and take appropriate action to provide safety for the children.
  • Child Foster Care Services-A licensed, home-like setting for children who are unable to live with their families and need placement on emergency, temporary, long-term or respite basis.
  • Children and Family Services-Voluntary services to help families stay together; provides ongoing case management with individualized plans and assistance for your family’s needs.
  • Family Based Services-Provides parent education and counseling in the family home as an alternative to an out-of-home placement or preparing for a child to return home.
  • Follow Along Program-Babies and children grow and learn at their own rate. Some children need special help to grow up healthy and learn skills such as sitting, walking, or talking. This program is to help determine if this is true for your child.
  • Newborn Home Visits-Visits to a home or in the office by a public health nurse specializing in parent and child health. A visit will include weighing your baby, assessing your baby from head to toe, and providing information on sleep habits, feeding your baby, infant cues, playing with your baby, general baby care. The nurse will also answer any of your questions and direct you to community resources if necessary. If you would like to meet before your baby is born, the nurse will talk to you about making sure you are doing all you can to have a healthy baby. This is a free and confidential service to all Lake County families.
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)-Provides supplemental food and nutrition education to eligible pregnant or breastfeeding women and children under age 5.
  • Child Support-Assistance in locating parents, establishing parentage, establishing court orders for child support, medical support, and child care support, reviewing and modifying court orders for child support, medical support and child care support, adjusting court orders based on cost-of-living, enforcing court orders, collecting and processing payments. MN Child Support Online: http://www.childsupport.dhs.state.mn.us/Action/Welcome



Phone
  • 218-834-8400 (Two Harbors office)
  • 218-226-4443 (Silver Bay office)
  • 800-450-8832

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Address
  • Two Harbors office:
    616 3rd Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
  • Silver Bay office:
    Silver Bay Service Center
    99 Edison Blvd.
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

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Lake Superior Community Health Center

Comprehensive medical, mental health, substance abuse, and dental care (accepts patients on MA/MNCare/Medicare). There is a sliding fee scale for services. Also offers a Health Care Access Center to assist with navigating state medical coverage, billing, prescription assistance programs and medical related referrals.  Also offers patient referrals to other programs such as housing, employment and food. Walk-ins welcome.

4325 Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN

Phone: 218-722-1497 (Medical/Behavioral Health)

Phone: 218-628-7035 (Dental)

2222 East 5th Street, Superior, WI

Phone: 715-392-1955 (Medical/Behavioral Health/Chemical Health/Chiropractic)

Phone: 715-394-5411 (Dental)

4602 Grand Avenue, Suite 1000, Duluth, MN

       Phone: 218-336-3520 (Chiropractic)

210 3rd Street, Carlton, MN

Phone: 218-336-3524 (Dental/Chiropractic)



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  • Duluth, MN
  • Superior, WI
  • Calrton, MN

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  • info@lschc.org
Lake Superior Life Care Center

Free pregnancy testing, parenting education, baby and maternity items, free medical clinic, including ultrasounds, and safe sleep classes.

  • Earn While You Learn Program-Open to anyone willing to participate. Parents earn points by completing parenting education classes. Clients can redeem those points for diapers, wipes, clothes, and many other baby items.
  • Medical Clinic-Free, non-emergency medical clinic (for those without insurance) that includes ultrasounds and mammograms. Must make an appointment.
  • Safe Sleep Classes-Call either location for dates and times. Free Pack’n Plays are available after completing this course.
  • Material Assistance-Offering diapers, wipes, formula, clothing, hygiene products, strollers, highchairs and furniture



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  • 715-394-4102

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  • 1823 Belknap Street
    Superior, WI 54880

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Lake View Hospital

Offers a 24/7 emergency department, urgent care and many other services, such as:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Laboratory Services
  • Lung Cancer Screening Program
  • Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
  • Short-Term Rehabilitation
  • Urology

Fitness Centers are located in Lake View Hospital (phone 218-834-7310) and in the William Kelley High School (phone 218-226-4052).



Phone
  • 218-834-7300

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  • 325 11th Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Lake View Medical Clinic and Urgent Care

Medical clinic that provides a variety of services including medical treatment for minor and major psychiatric illnesses.

  • Medical Clinic Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm and Friday 8am-5pm
  • Urgent Care Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Open to patients of all health care systems, no appointment necessary.



Phone
  • 218-834-7700 (Medical Clinic)
  • 218-834-7733 (Urgent Care)

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  • Medical Clinic:
    1010 4th Street
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
  • Urgent Care:
    325 11th Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Lake View Silver Bay Medical Clinic

Offering annual wellness visits, ECare, laboratory services, pulmonary medicine, X-Rays, diabetes care, family medicine, physical therapy, and mental and behavioral health services.



Phone
  • 218-226-4431

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  • 50 Outer Drive
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

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Medical Borrowing Closet

Cooperative Light and Power has partnered with local Girl Scout Troop 4251 to offer a community medical borrowing closet. Some items available include wheelchairs, commodes, shower chairs, crutches, knee scooters, walkers and canes. Community members can check out the items needed and return them when done. These items are available for short-term use. Simply use it, clean it, and return so the item is available for the next person that needs it.

Items can be picked up at Cooperative Light and Power during their regular business hours.



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  • Cooperative Light and Power
    1552 Hwy 2
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Minnesota Family Planning and STI Hotline

Reliable, medically accurate, confidential answers to your questions via web chat, text messaging (text “ASKMN” to 66746-answers within 24-hours), or by phone 1-800-783-2287.

Hours:
Monday – Wednesday, 9am to 7pm
Thursday – Friday, 9am to 5pm
Saturday, 10am to 2pm



Phone
  • 1-800-783-2287
  • Text "ASKMN" to 66746

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Minnesota Help

A web-based means of finding information about education, services for people with disabilities, senior services, waiver services, unemployment, housing/homelessness, health care, transportation, jobs and money management.



Phone
  • 800-333-2433 (Senior Linkage Line)
  • 866-333-2466 (Disability Hub MN)

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MNSure

Apply for and enroll in healthcare. You can also shop, compare policies and find free assistance in applying for healthcare.



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  • 855-366-7873

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Northwoods Partners

Northwoods Partners offers a variety of activities for community members. Activities include:

  • Friendly visits
  • Transportation to and from local services/events/meetings, running errands and local medical appointments. Also includes long-distance rides for medical appointments. Volunteer long-distance drivers are reimbursed by Northwoods Partners; clients are asked to make a donation to help us to sustain this program.
  • Grocery Delivery for people age 60+
  • Exercise, strength and balance groups
  • Memories & movement groups
  • Caregiver consultations, support groups, education and relief
  • Aging Mastery Program (AMP) and the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH) program
  • Tasty Tuesdays are offered to learn about healthy recipes, food preparation, and more! Participation is free and availability is limited.



Phone
  • 218-365-8019

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  • 328 West Conan Street
    Ely, Minnesota 55731

Email
  • info@northwoodspartners.org
Planned Parenthood

Services available for men and women. Offers facts and other information on general health care from birth control, LGBTQ services, mental health, primary care, pregnancy and sexually transmitted testing, treatment and vaccines.  Live Chat available, along with same day appointments. Accepts insured, underinsured and uninsured clients.



Phone
  • 218-722-0833

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  • 1001 East Central Entrance, Suite 200
    Duluth, MN 55811

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Resourceful

Resourceful is a free community resource guide to help you find free and reduced cost services near you:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Goods
  • Transit
  • Health
  • Money
  • Care
  • Education
  • Work
  • Legal



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Sharps Disposal Sites

Sharps disposal options in Lake County

Lake View Medical Clinics in both Silver Bay and Two Harbors now accept needles, lancets and syringes (sharps) during business hours. Just check in with the registration office at either location.

Sharps must be placed in puncture-resistant plastic with leak-resistant sides and bottom, such as an empty laundry detergent bottle with a screw-on lid. Do not store them in glass bottles, aluminum cans or coffee cans. Label them as medical waste before bringing them in for disposal. See sharps disposal guidelines below.

Medical Sharp Drop off Locations in Lake County

  • Lake View Silver Bay Medical Clinic, 50 Outer Dr., Silver Bay. Open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Lake View Medical Clinic Two Harbors, 325 11th Avenue, Two Harbors. Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 pm.
  • Lake County Recycling Center, Recycle Center Drive, Two Harbors. Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

SHARPS DISPOSAL GUIDELINES

ITEM

PROPER DISPOSAL

NOTES:
Sharps Sharps Disposal Must be sealed in hard plastic container and labeled as medical waste
Epi-Pens (empty) Sharps Disposal MUST BE EMPTY, see liquid meds below
Insulin Pens (empty) Sharps Disposal MUST BE EMPTY, see liquid meds below
Pills “Drug Take Back” bin in retail pharm No liquids, no sharps, no aerosols
Liquid medications

(Includes insulin and epinephrine)

Trash Discharge into kitty litter, coffee grounds, or an orange first
Inhalers Household hazardous waste HHW at Lake County Recycle Center (closed in winter) or WLSSD in Duluth



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Stout Chiropractic



Phone
  • 218-525-3100

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  • 5722 Homestead Road, #A
    Duluth, MN 55804

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Thomas Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Cory S. Thomas

Dr. John W. Pepelnjak



Phone
  • 218-834-3053

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  • 408 17th Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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VA Clinics

Scope of Services:

  • Primary Care
  • Laboratory Services
  • Weight Management
  • Mental Health Care
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy
  • Radiology
  • Telehealth
  • Women Veteran Care
  • Returning Service Member Care



Phone
  • 715-398-2400 (Twin Ports)
  • 218-263-1400 (Hibbing)
  • 218-365-0001 (Ely)

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Address
  • VA Clinic – Twin Ports
    3520 Tower Avenue
    Superior, WI 54880
  • VA Clinic - Hibbing
    990 West 41st Street
    Hibbing, MN 55746
  • VA Clinic - Ely
    720 East Miners Drive
    Ely, MN 55731

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Vision Pro

Offering comprehensive eye exams, glasses and contact lenses.



Phone
  • 218-834-3937

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  • 1028 7th Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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