Medical Care


In the United States, 

call 911 

from any phone to report a severe or life-threatening medical emergency.

Emergency Room

Emergency rooms are open 24/7 

for severe or life-threatening 

medical emergencies

For Bemidji venues and Buena Vista Ski Area:

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center

1300 Anne St NW

Bemidji, MN 56601

For Giants Ridge Recreation Area:

Essentia Health Hospital

5211 Hwy 110

Aurora, MN 55705

When to go to the Emergency Room

Urgent Care

Urgent care is open 08:00 - 17:00

for non-life threatening 

medical care

This is a walk-in clinic; no appointment is necessary.

Sanford Bemidji Walk-In Clinic

1611 Anne St NW

Bemidji, MN 56601

When to go to Urgent Care

Travel Insurance

Due to extremely high healthcare costs in the US, the Unicon 21 team highly recommends that all International participants purchase Travel Insurance for their trip to Bemidji. The average cost of an emergency room visit in the state of Minnesota is $1,462 ( E Glass Insurance). Travel insurance can help offset the high costs of any unforeseen injury or illness that may happen during Unicon.