First Care Health Center is continuing to follow recommendations set by the North Dakota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in regards to COVID-19. This is a rapidly evolving situation. We will post changes to our policies as they arise. Please see below for updates. Additional information can be found on the First Care Health Center Facebook page.

Update from Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Your attention to your health greatly impacts the health of your community as a whole. Please remember to look through and follow the guidelines from the North Dakota Department of Health if you or a family member tests positive for COVID-19 or if you are a close contact.

Read more:

• You are a Household Contact to a COVID-19 Case, Now What?

• You are a Close Contact to a COVID-19 Case, Now What?

Update from Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Connecting with others is vital for healing.


That is why FCHC is offering Patient/Family Video Visits! As hospital visitors are currently limited, you can now virtually visit with your loved ones or friends in the hospital from anywhere.


Just call 701-284-4566 and ask for the Social Work Dept. to schedule a visit with a patient!

Update from Tuesday, September 8, 2020

FCHC is honored to provide essential COVID-19 services in our community!

As a reminder, please call 701-284-7555 if you have a question regarding COVID-19.

Thank you for your help in reducing the spread of COVID-19!

Update from Monday, August 31, 2020

Update from Tuesday, August 4, 2020

School and college will be starting soon for many children and young adults. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter many aspects of our daily lives, it is important to address questions kids of any age have about COVID-19.

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division continually makes available new resources through the Parents Lead program to support parents and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources can be found online at

Update from Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Today's COVID-19 Testing Event is underway from now until 1PM! The event is free, for those ages 8 and older, and is taking place on the north side of the Little Park in Park River.

Update from Tuesday, June 30, 2020

-- COVID-19 Testing Event --

– FCHC is hosting a FREE COVID-19 Testing Event TOMORROW from 10AM-1PM at the Little Park in Park River

Important info to know:

• Testing Site: The Little Park in Park River

• Enter testing site from the west, driving east – The best route is to take

County Road 12B and turn east onto 4th Street

• Ages: 8 and older

• Cost: Free

If it is raining at 10AM in Park River, the event will be cancelled.

If you have any questions, please call 701-284-4550. This number will not be answered until 10AM.

For updates, check back to the First Care Health Center Facebook page.

Update from Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Update from Thursday, May 28, 2020

Update from Thursday, April 23, 2020

Update from Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Update from Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Coping with a disaster or traumatic event, such as COVID-19, can be tiring and stressful. It is very important to take care of your emotional health during these times. You are more than welcome to reach out to the Social Work Department at FCHC for emotional support or referrals/resources, by contacting Tina or Emily!

-Tina Sitzer, MSW, LBSW: 284-4611 or
-Emily Koenig, MSW, LMSW: 284-4612 or

Update from Monday, April 6, 2020

Dr. Joel J. Johnson gives an update on COVID-19 and shares how FCHC is preparing and planning for this virus. FCHC continues to provide "professional care with a personal touch" - all day, every day, all year - and we will get through this together.

Update from Monday, March 30, 2020

On Saturday, March 28, State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte signed a confinement order directing individuals to quarantine for 14 days if traveling back to North Dakota from all international locations and states in the U.S. classified as having widespread disease by the CDC.
The updated list of states can be found here


Update from Monday, March 23, 2020

Update from Thursday, March 19, 2020

Update from Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Update from Monday, March 16, 2020

First Care Health Center

115 Vivian Street

PO Box I

Park River, ND 58270

Phone: (701) 284-7500

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