Wellness briefly

Sanford Walk-in Clinic offering sports physicals

Sanford Health Walk-in Clinic, located at 801-21st Ave. SE on the Highway 2 and 52 Bypass East, near Schatz Crossroads Family Restaurant, offers convenient, no-appointment-necessary appointments for sports physicals from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Athletes can walk in during those office hours to receive a sports physical and they can visit (minot.sanfordhealth.org) in advance to check the wait times in the clinic. To help streamline their sports physical appointments, athletes can review and complete necessary forms for sports physicals in advance online at (minot.


The North Dakota High School Activities Association requires annual sports physicals for all athletes participating in school-sanctioned sports. Athletes must have their physicals completed before the first day of practice for their sport, which may start as early as Monday, Aug. 5.

State hosting regional advisory group meetings

BISMARCK – Advisory groups for N.D. Department of Human Services’ regional human service centers in Jamestown, Fargo and Minot will hold their quarterly meetings in July to receive updates about budgets, staffing and mental health and addiction treatment, and other services provided directly to residents or through contracts with private service providers.

Advisory groups will meet at their respective regional human service centers. The group in Minot will meet today at 10 a.m. at North Central Human Service Center. The public is welcome to attend. Meeting agendas vary by region. The agenda details are online at (www.nd.gov).

The advisory groups meet quarterly, and include people representing the multi-county areas served by each regional human service center. Members provide information about local needs, and make recommendations about the delivery and development of mental health and addiction treatment services, and other human services in their regions.

North Dakota’s eight regional human service centers serve about 26,500 people per year. About 6,000 of the North Dakotans served are age 18 and younger. Together, the regional centers employ about 846 full-time staff. They provide counseling and other mental health services, substance abuse treatment services, services for people with disabilities, and other human services directly or in partnerships with county social services and other agencies and private sector behavioral health professionals.