BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Northland Community Health Centers, a federally-funded organization that offers medical treatment to people regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay, is planning to open a primary care and walk-in clinic in Bismarck.

The Bismarck Tribune ( ) reports the clinic is expected to open in April.

Patrick Butler, CEO of Northland Health Centers, says the organization has wanted to create a clinic in Bismarck. He says local community organizations, including the Wilson Health Cooperative and the Sacred Pipe Resource Center, were the inspiration behind bringing the community clinic to Bismarck.

The clinic will have seven exam rooms, some primary care and others for walk-ins. Some rooms will be designated for mental health services. It will provide discounts for in-house services based on income.

Butler says depending on community needs the clinic might eventually expand.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune,