Essentia Health will continue to operate the only critical-access hospital in Pine County. The hospital is a Level 4 Trauma Center that offers urgent care and a 24 hour emergency room with basic and advanced life support ambulance services. Services include the following.

For current list of services and other information go to:

Essentia Health - Sandstone News 


September 2017 -  New Pain Management Services

Essentia Health-Sandstone, board certified vascular & interventional radiologists are now providing pain management for the Pine County community. Our team provides pain management services, including:

  • Pain injections

  • Epidural steroid injections

  • Trigger point injections

  • And more


Their services have less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to other surgical procedures, and the team will help you understand all of the treatment options available to you. For more information call 218-786-1111.


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Gateway Family Health Clinic, Ltd.

Gateway Clinic has been caring for the health of families in our community for over forty years — providing a full spectrum of comprehensive primary care medical services for you and your family. Gateway now offers walk-in care for common illnesses such as a sore throat, cough, earache, bug bite, fever or other urgent problems. No need to call for an appointment, just walk in.

Adult and Pediatric Immunizations      Cardiac Stress Testing                              Bone Densitometry                                    Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening      Child & Teen Checkups                              Clinical Breast Exams                                Colorectal Screening                                  Colonoscopy                                                Endoscopy                                                    Electrocardiograms                                    Echocardiography                                     Family Medicine                                          Pediatric Medicine                

General Surgery  

Internal Medicine 

Medical Lab Services

Obstetrical and general Ultrasound 

Obstetrics, Cesarean Sections, VBAC        Pap Smears       

Preventive Health Services     

Pulmonary Function Studies                   

Stress Echocardiography


Walk-in Urgent Care services

Work Injury & Work Comp Care

X-ray Services




Gateway Family Health Clinic News and Contact Information


Dr. Nicholas M. Taurinskas, M.D. Joins Gateway Sandstone and Hinckley clinics



Dr. Taurinskas joins Gateway Family Clinic in Sandstone and Hickley in the Family Medicine and Obstetrics departments.


Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Thrifty White Pharmacy offers full and specialty pharmacy services.


HealthyPack RX - Multi-Dose Packages 

Medicare Part D & Most 3rd Party Coverag

Med Therapy Managemen

Medication Synchronization Programs

- Ready Same Day for All Prescriptions

Online Prescription Refills

Prescription Delivery Service Available

Ready Refill - Automated Refil Service

Thrifty White Specialty Pharmacy Services 

Text Message Refill & Pick Up Reminders

Vaccination Administration

Worksite and Community Clinics

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Golden Horizons provides assisted living and specialty care. The mission is to provide quality care with kindness and sincerity in the christian perspective. The following are offered.


Spacious 1 Bedroom & Studio Suites

Dining Room

Life Line System

Activity Center


Walkways & Gardens

Multiple Living Rooms with Fireplace

3 Home Cooked Meals

Laundry & Housekeeping Service


Optional Services:

Medication Asst. & Administration

Bathing & Grooming Assistance

Special Diets

Many more Optional Services Available

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Spacious Private Studio Suites

Dining Room 

Living Room with Fireplace

Activity Center

Themed Areas Throughout Building

Therapy Room

Enclosed Court Yard    

3 Home Cooked Meals/Day

Life Line System


Variety of services at higher skill level 

to meet individual needs from 

ambulation to cognitive impairment


Respite Care

Variety of services for resident recovering from injury or need a short-term stay    

Sandstone Health Care Center provides skilled nursing, memory and hospice care. The new management took over the previous hospital and nursing home and changed the name. The location is 109 Court Avenue South in Sandstone. The following services are offered.


Skilled Nursing, Memory and Hospice Care - 5 Star Rated

Short and Long Term Care

Wound Management

Pain Management

Rehab Therapy - 7 Days a Week




Post Surgical Care

In-house services:







High Staffing Ratio (nurses/resident)

Amenities Include:

    Home-like Environment

    Excellent Dining Options

    Activities: fishing, casino, more

    Garden and Picnic Facilities

    Bird Sanctuary - Indoors

    Chaplain Visitation

    Friday Night Barbeques in summer

   Active Resident Council

   Happy Hour

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