Health Services Remain Available


Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Health and Human Services (HHS) department continues to provide Band members with quality care you can count on. During these uncertain times of constant change, Commissioner Nicole Anderson reminds Band members that the following services are still available:

— Provider appointments
— Mental health care
— Substance use counseling and assessments
— Commodities and food shelf
— Pharmacy
— Dental emergencies

Jenna Kuduk, who manages the after-hours nurse line, encourages Band members to call at any time about their needs, whether they are feeling symptoms or need assistance with ongoing health care concerns. Call 320-630-0397 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 320-630-0855 after hours and on weekends. And of course, call 911 first in the event of a medical emergency.

Dr. Mark Bostrom ensures Band members that the clinic has implemented processes that will maintain your safety if you need to come in for COVID-19 symptoms or general medical problems. Call the nurse line first to make sure a visit is necessary before coming in, but don’t neglect medical problems that need attention.

Dr. Bostrom also reminds Band members to promote their own safety and that of their loved ones, especially our Elders who are potentially more vulnerable. Social distancing, staying home, hand-washing, and facial coverings may be inconvenient, but they are proven methods of keeping people safe.

He also said it is important to go outside for exercise, fresh air, and sunshine, and he asked us to reach out to those more vulnerable, more in need, and more lonely. “Be smart, but also be kind, and just know that we at the clinic are doing everything we can to help you through this time," said Dr. Bostrom. "I just encourage you to do what you can, and we'll do our best to continue to take care of you."

Provider appointments: 320-532-4163 option 2
Nurse line clinic: 320-630-0397
Nurse line (after hours — Jenna Kuduk): 320-630-0855
Mental Health appointments: 320-532-4163 option 2
Mental Health call line: 320-674-4385
Substance use assessments and counseling: 320-532-7773
Pharmacy: 320-532-4770
Dental emergencies: 320-532-4779
Commodities and food shelf: 320-630-2432