Our Mission: Ensuring Local Access to Quality Health Care 

COVID- 19 

Pine County Information

The following information is from the Pine County website. https://www.co.pine.mn.us/departments/health_and_human_services/coronavirus_(covid-19)_resources/index.php

COVID-19 vaccines are here!  Click here for detailed information on COVID-19 vaccine data for the state of Minnesota.

Visit Governor Walz Newsroom page for the most current press releases, statements and other updates on COVID-19. 

If you're sick or think you may be sick with COVID-19
Please visit this website for screening tools and testing locations near you. 

Remember to:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Wear a cloth mask when in public.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Hotline open Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm with help for:

  • Questions about COVID-19

  • Connecting with local resources

  • Accessing essential services

After 5pm you can leave a message at 320-591-1690 or email with any questions at: public.health@co.pine.mn.us

For more information about COVID-19:

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health will provide the most up-to-date information on specific numbers and spread of this disease.

What you need to know about Coronavirus disease 2019 (PDF)

For more information about COVID-19:

Basic information on how to prevent the spread of COVID - 19

  1. Stay home you're sick (PDF)

  2. Cover your Cough (PDF)

  3. Germ-Buster Wash Hands (PDF)

  4. How To Use Waterless Hand Sanitizer (PDF)

  5. Don't spread germs-work employers (PDF)


Other Resource Links


Gateway Response

At this time, MN Department of Health is not distributing the COVID vaccine for the general public.  We will provide an update to our patients once it becomes available.

Gateway Family Health Clinic is quickly responding to the possibility that a patient has concerns about the Coronavirus. They are also coordinating closely with Essentia Health - Sandstone.

They suggest following these instructions:

  • If you have a mild fever under 100.4 or mild cold or respiratory symptoms, you should stay home and self-quarantine.

  • If your conditions worsen, please CALL the clinic to be ASSESSED OVER THE PHONE to determine if you need to be tested for the flu or COVID-19 Coronavirus. The phone number is: 320.245.2250.

  • If you are experiencing chest pain or difficulties breathing, go directly to closest emergency room.

  • For more information on the COVID-19 Coronavirus, visit www.cdc.gov/covid19

  • We will also regularly update information on our COVID-19 clinic hotline at 218-485-2014.

Acertain Recovery Centre'

 “Our Vision is to foster hope, respect and guidance to strengthen our rural Minnesota Communities” 

Ascertain Recovery Centre’ LLC offers outpatient substance abuse counseling for individual and families who are struggling with substance use who live in rural Minnesota.


Ascertain believes in developing strong community supports, allowing those who are suffering from substance use to overcome those barriers so they may better focus on their road to recovery.  Please visit out website to learn more about the partnerships we have formed.

Now accepting appointment for Rule 25/Assessments. Walk-in assessment began January 4, 2021. At the end of January they will be open for full services. They offer individual counseling as well as morning, afternoon and evening group therapy sessions.

Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and all major Holidays.


Contact Us

Phone: 320-245-9966
Email: info@ascertainrecovery.org
Web: ascertainrecovery.org

413 Commercial Avenue No., Sandstone, MN



Children's Dental Services

Children's Dental Services (CDS) will be providing care at the North Pine Government Center in Sandstone on the THIRD Wednesday and Thursday of each month

starting in February 2021.


Children’s Dental Services is a non-profit dental clinic that accepts all forms of insurance and offers a sliding scale for income eligible families. CDS Offers free and reduced cost care based on income. We are happy to work with families to help them apply for

insurance or discounted care, and we make payment plans when necessary.

Serving patients from first tooth to 100+ years of age!

 Cleanings 

 Exams

 Fillings

 Sealants 

 Oral Health Education 

 Crowns

 Extractions 

 Fluoride 

 X-rays 

To schedule an appointment call: 612-746-1530

Our Commitment:  
Saving lives and restoring health is the passion and commitment that brought 18 Pine County cities and townships together to establish the North Pine Area Hospital District (Hospital District) in 1989. These community leaders recognized that fast access to rural health care often makes the life-saving difference.

  It is with this passion to provide excellent health care services that the Hospital District built the new Pine Healthcare campus. The health care services are being provided through a Hospital District lease agreement with Essentia Health.  Gateway Family Health Clinic and Thrifty White Pharmacy are providing the clinic
and pharmacy services.