Whether you’re a patient or a visitor, we want you to feel welcome. Enjoy our onsite amenities, including:
Enjoy hot and to-go items from our onsite cafeteria—the Harvest Grill. Our breakfast includes a hot egg dish and sides. For lunch and dinner, choose from our grill station, salad bar, fresh deli sandwiches, soup, and more.
Monday – Friday
Breakfast 6:30 – 9:30 am
Lunch 11 am – 2 pm
Dinner 2 – 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday
Breakfast 8 – 10 am
Lunch 11 am – 2 pm
Dinner 2 – 7 pm
Grab a cup of fresh-brewed Starbucks® coffee and snacks from our coffee station on the ground floor of our hospital.
If you would like to pick up any new prescriptions before leaving the campus, stop by the Dakota Clinic Pharmacy.
Visit our chapel on the ground floor of Essentia Health-Fargo. People of all faiths are welcome to enjoy this tranquil, healing space for meditation and prayer. Learn more about spiritual care at Essentia Health.
Take advantage of free guest Wi-Fi.
Need cash? Look for an ATM on the ground floor.
Make a difference in the lives of patients, families, and staff by volunteering at Essentia Health-Fargo. Our volunteers are a vital part of everyday life here. We’ll work with you to find something that fits your talents and interests.
Explore volunteer opportunities at our hospital, including:
- Help desk (Greet guests and answer questions.)
- Department specific help (Cancer Center, medical/surgical, ER, NICU)
- Escorting patients or concierge
- Wig room
- Peer mentorship
- Mailings and special office projects
- Piano playing
- And more (Just inquire!)
Benefits of Volunteering
Besides the great feeling you’ll get by helping others, you can also take advantage of:
- $2.50 voucher for Harvest Grill or Starbucks® per shift under four hours or $5 voucher for shifts over four hours
- Free flu shot
- Orientation and training
- Special recognition events
- Partner perks (Get discounts at select local businesses by showing your badge.)
Become a Volunteer
Learn more or apply to volunteer by calling 701-364-4735. Or, download our volunteer application [PDF]. While you typically need to be 18 or older to volunteer, we do have some unique opportunities for youth.
Meet the leaders of Essentia Health-Fargo.
- Dr. Greg Glasner, MD, Market Leader
- Timothy Sayler, Market Operations Leader
- Nicole Christensen, Market Nursing Leader
- Kyle Dorow, Market Finance Leader
Board of Directors
- James Anderson
- Greg Glasner
- Dr. Joel Haugen
- Sister Beverly Horn
- Laurie Lewandowski
- Dr. Tom Mohs
- Kevin Moug
- Curt Noyes
- Robert Overmoe
- Dr. Jerry Rogers
- Dr. Robert Wroblewski
Previously known as Dakota Clinic and Innovis Health, Essentia Health-Fargo has a long history in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Over the years, our team has continued to focus on teamwork and promoting good health and healing.
1926 | Dakota Clinic is founded through a physician partnership consisting of 10 employees. The main forerunners are Dr. Kent Darrow, Dr. Frank Darrow, Dr. Paul Burton, Dr. William Long, and Dr. Ralph Weible. The original clinic building is housed at 702 1st Avenue South, just northwest of Island Park in downtown Fargo.
1957 | The South University clinic opens its doors. The building continues to expand throughout the 1960s.
1963 | The new 80-bed Dakota Hospital on South University Drive opens.
1980 | The need for outreach clinics develops. Over the next 20 years, 21 clinics come to life.
1998 | The concept of Innovis Health is formed through the efforts of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and the physicians of Dakota Clinic.
2000 | The Innovis Health campus at 3000 32nd Avenue South opens its doors.
2008 | Innovis Health and Dakota Clinic begin their integration into the Essentia Health System, an affiliation of the Benedictine and SMDC health systems. The clinic and hospital join under one name to become Innovis Health, LLC.
2010 | Essentia fully integrates its health systems to create efficiencies and reduce health care costs. The Innovis Health hospital is renamed Essentia Health-Fargo.