About the Fargo VA Health Care System - Fargo VA Health Care System
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Fargo VA Health Care System


About the Fargo VA Health Care System

The Fargo VA Health Care System is a Joint Commission accredited medical/surgical hospital with more than 30 acute care beds, a 38-bed Community Living Center, Primary Care and Specialty Clinics, and 10 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). Our CBOCs are located in North Dakota and Western Minnesota. North Dakota CBOCs are located in the cities of Grand Forks, Bismarck, Dickinson, Grafton, Jamestown, Minot, Devils Lake and Williston. Minnesota CBOCs are located in Bemidji and Fergus Falls.

The Fargo VA HCS oversees the provision of health care to more than 33,000 Veterans living in North Dakota, 17 counties in northwest Minnesota, and one northeast South Dakota county. The Fargo VA HCS has approximately 300,000 outpatient visits annually. The Medical Center is affiliated with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, providing training to medical students, and Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Surgery resident physicians. The facility is also a training facility for nursing and allied health care students.

The Medical Center is located in a quiet north Fargo neighborhood near the Red River within walking distance to a bus stop, parks, walking/bike paths, and a golf course. Our outdoor healing garden provides a place for recreation and therapy for Veterans and their families. The healing garden features walking paths, pergolas, gazebos, trees, flowers, and ample space to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air. The Medical Center is also just down the street from North Dakota State University, the Fargodome, restaurants, hotels, and downtown Fargo.

The Fargo VA HCS is continually innovating as evidenced by our many improvement and expansion projects. In the last two years, the Fargo VA HCS opened several new and expanded departments, to include:

  • Imaging department, with new state-of-the art equipment
  • Community Living Center (19,000 square feet) with 38 private rooms, large recreation and dining atriums, and beautiful views of the Red River
  • Primary Care clinic space with 30 additional exam rooms
  • Lab
  • Intensive Care & Dialysis Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • New CBOCs in Bemidji, Grafton, Minot, Dickinson, and Williston.

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

In addition to our main facility in Fargo, we offer services in 10 Community Based Outpatient Clinics:


To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.


Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence (I CARE) define "who the VA is," VA's culture, and help guide the actions of staff across VA. Staff - at every level within VA - play a critical role to support VA's commitment to care and serve our Veterans, their families, and beneficiaries.

Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA's mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.

Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.