Who are we?

What is Sawtooth Mountain Clinic?  

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is a 501(c)(3) designated, nonprofit, federally qualified community health center.

What is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center?

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) are community-based health care facilities that receive funding to provide integrated primary care services in rural or underserved areas. Sawtooth Mountain Clinic has been a FQHC since 1979.

What kinds of services do you offer?

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic provides family practice medical and behavioral health services. Our family practice providers provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages, from newborns to seniors. We also provide a variety of public health services.

Do you offer Urgent or Acute Care services?

We are a primary-care facility.  Depending on schedule availability, we can occasionally accommodate same-day appointments for more acute needs.  If a patient needs to be seen immediately, the Emergency Department at North Shore Health is open 24/7.


How do I make an appointment?

Please call the clinic at 218-387-2330 to make an appointment.

I am a new patient. Can I fill out new patient registration forms before coming to the clinic for my appointment?

Yes.  Please call the clinic.  We can securely email electronic forms to you.

Billing and Insurance

How do I pay my bill?

Bills can be paid online, in person at the clinic or mailed to the clinic at:

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
513 5th Ave. West
Grand Marais, MN 55604

What does my insurance cover?

Different plans have different levels of coverage. Please call the phone number on your insurance card to find out what your plan covers.

Which insurance companies does the clinic have contracts with?

  • Medicare
  • Minnesota Medicaid
  • Blue Cross of Minnesota
  • Health Partners
  • Preferred
  • Tri-Care
  • Medica
  • VA
  • UCare

**Insurance contracts are subject to change. Please call the number on your insurance card if you have questions.

I do not have insurance. Can I still be seen at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic? Do you offer financial assistance?

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic’s mission is to provide high-quality to medical to anyone who walks through our doors, whether or not you have insurance and regardless of ability to pay. We offer Financial Assistance which may reduce the amount of money you owe for services. Contact our Sliding Fee Scale coordinator at 218-387-2330 with questions. and ask for our MNsure navigator.

I need help with MNsure.  Who can help me?

Please call our clinic at 218-387-2330 ask for our MNsure navigator.

My Medical Records

How do I access my medical records?

For Patient Portal Access, click here.

For additional questions, please call our Medical Records Department at 218-387-2330 or visit the patient records page.

How can I get authorization for my spouse or adult children to have access to my medical records?

Release of Information to Appointed Person form can be completed. This allows your physician to share health information about you with your family members or other people involved in your health care if you choose.

If I am transferring care to or from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic how do I transfer my records and what records should be transferred?

Fill out a Release of Information form clearly stating where you want the records to go.  Our form can be found on our website or can be picked up at the clinic.  All clinics have this form so it will be available for you at your new practitioner’s office.   Records that should be transferred are a Patient Summary including past medical history, past surgical history, allergies, and a medication list.  Also needed for continuation of care are your maintenance records such colonoscopies, pap smears, mammograms, PSAs, last annual physical or well-child exam including lab values, chest x-ray, and immunizations.  If we or your new practitioner would like more records those may be requested at any time.

Can my records be emailed to me?

Email is not considered to be secure.   The best way to receive records is either through the patient portal, fax, or US mail.

Where can I get a copy of the Health Care Directive?

You can pick up a copy of the Health Care Directive Short and Long Form at the clinic. Both forms are also available for you to print in multiple languages through the Light The Legacy website.

Directions to Our Clinic

Can you give me directions to the clinic?

As you come into Grand Marais on Highway 61, turn onto 5th Avenue West. At the top of the hill, at the intersection of County Road 7 and 5th Avenue West, you will see the clinic facility. Follow 5th Avenue West to the main entrance for the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. Park in the upper lot.


Does Sawtooth Mountain Clinic have a pharmacy? 

Yes. Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Pharmacy opened in early 2021. It is currently the only pharmacy in Cook County, MN.

Does Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Pharmacy sell only prescription drugs? 

Our pharmacy does have over-the-counter medications, personal care items, etc. in stock. However, one of the best ways to ensure they have what you need is to order online for free, next day pick-up: shop.sawtoothmountainclinic.org

How do I transfer my prescriptions to Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Pharmacy? 

Fill out this form and bring it to the pharmacy, you can also fax it to the pharmacy: 218-877-8279. You can also call the pharmacy at 218-387-2330 , option 3.

Visit the pharmacy page for information on hours, refills and how to fill a prescription if you’re on vacation.