Bigfork Valley Clinics

July 17, 2020

To our valued patients:

It is with regret that we inform our patients that our Balsam clinic location will be closing effective October 9, 2020.  We have enjoyed our relationship with our patients in the Balsam community and have appreciated the support throughout the years.

We hope that you will continue your care with us.  Bigfork Valley Hospital collaborates closely with the Scenic Rivers Health Services Clinic located in Bigfork, MN at 135 Pine Tree Drive.  Kari Drake, PA-C will continue to provide medical care in Bigfork at this office.  To make an appointment, please call (218) 743-3232.

Patient health records will be maintained at Bigfork Valley Hospital.  Please call Bigfork Valley Medical Records at (218) 743-4130 to have your health records transferred to another facility and to continue your medical care.

Thank you for choosing Bigfork Valley for your medical needs.

NOTICE: COVID-19 – Balsam Clinic

Due to COVID-19, the Bigfork Valley Balsam Clinic has implemented changes to its hours of operation.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Friday


Prescription pickup will be available “curb-side” or mail service during the above hours.

In response to the current Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Bigfork Valley Clinic-Balsam requests patients call first for appointments and prescription pickups in an effort to limit patient interaction.

If you think you may be ill, calling first allows us to screen appropriately. This will help protect our patients and staff as well as protect you from other illnesses. You can also use the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) online screening tool to help determine your course of treatment.

Additionally, prescription pickup will be encouraged to be ‘curb-side’ or mail service. Calling prior to your arrival will alert staff to have your prescriptions ready. We will gladly meet you at your car to conduct business.

Phone:  218-245-2610

Thank you for your cooperation for the safety of our patients, staff and community.

Additional COVID-19 Resources



Bigfork Valley Balsam Clinic

Hours  (Outside of COVID-19)

Clinic hours: Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Provider hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For appointments at the Balsam clinic, call 218.245.2610; for emergencies or ambulance services, call 911.

The Bigfork Valley Clinic in Balsam Township is located on Scenic Highway 7, just North of the intersection with Highway 8 (Balsam Store Corner).

The clinic offers family care and outpatient laboratory services.

Prescription and Lab Services

Pharmacy and lab courier service is available at the Balsam clinic. Prescriptions written by the Balsam provider may be picked up between 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday–Thursday at the clinic. Lab results from draws at the clinic will be sent to the patient’s physician.

Ask about our pharmacy mailing service.

Primary and continuing care

  • Walk-in care
  • Family medical care
  • Wound care
  • Suturing
  • Splinting
  • Wart/lesion removal
  • Joint or tender point injections
  • Immunizations


  • Annual exams
  • Well-woman exams
  • Sage program
  • Pre-operative exams
  • Pre-employment exams
  • Dept. of Transportation exams
  • Well-child exams
  • School sports physicals
  • School or camp physicals

Depending on your health insurance, this hospital-based clinic may charge a separate facility fee, which might result in higher out-of-pocket expense.  For more information please contact 218-743-3177.