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Medical Examinations and Consultations

In the event of a life-threatening illness or injury dial 911 and request an ambulance. Employees with urgent, but non-life-threatening, illnesses or injuries should go to the Essentia Health Occupational Medicine, the St. Luke's Occupational Health, or to the nearest medical clinic.  If off-hours medical attention is required, the employee should be taken to:

Essentia Health Emergency Room
407 East Third St., Duluth MN, or

St Luke's Hospital Emergency Room
915 East 1st St., Duluth MN 

All medical examinations and consultations will be performed by or under the direct supervision of a licensed physician.  The initial examination or consultation will be provided without cost to the employee, without loss of pay and at a reasonable time and place.

Information Provided to Physician

The employee's supervisor or department will collect and transmit the following information to the examining physician:
  • The identity (SDS) of the hazardous substance(s) to which the employee may has been exposed;
  • A description of the conditions under which the exposure occurred including quantitative exposure data, if available; and
  • A description of the signs and symptoms of exposure that the employee is experiencing, if any.
  • A Work Status Report for the physician to complete and return to Cathy Rackliffe, UMD Workers Compensation Coordinator.

Information Provided to the University of Minnesota

The UMD Workers' Compensation Coordinator should request that the examining physician provides the University with a written report including the following:
  • The results of the medical examination and any associated tests;
  • The employee's workability,
  • Any recommendation for further medical follow-up;
  • Any medical condition which may be revealed in the course of the examination which may place the employee at increased risk as a result of exposure to a hazardous chemical found in the workplace; and
  • A statement that the employee has been informed by the physician of the results of the consultation or medical examination and any medical condition that may require further examination or treatment.
The written opinion will not reveal specific findings of diagnoses unrelated to occupational exposure.

Designated Medical Providers

(Note: An employee may choose to receive treatment from a Designated Medical Provider or a physician of the employee's choice)

Occupational Medicine

Duluth Campus


Clinic Hours:

St. Luke's Occupational Health
4702 Grand Avenue

Duluth, Minnesota 55807

Monday through Friday,

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Essentia Health Duluth Clinic Occupational Medicine
400 East Third Street

Duluth, Minnesota 55805

Monday through Friday,

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)


Clinic Hours:

St. Luke's Miller Creek Clinic / Urgent Care
Clinic: 218-249-4600
Urgent Care: 218-249-5700
4884 Miller Trunk Highway

Hermantown, Minnesota 55811

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Urgent Care hours:
Monday through Friday -- 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Coleraine Minerals Research Laboratory


Clinic Hours:

Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital
1601 Golf Course Road
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

218-326-5000 (Clinic)
218-326-7344 (Clinic Appointments)

Monday through Thursday

7:45a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday -- 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday -- 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

218-326-3401 (Hospital)
Hospital Hours: 24-hours a day

Meridian Medical Clinic
1542 Golf Course Road
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744


Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Meridian Urgent Care Clinic
1542 Golf Course Road
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744


Monday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Minor injuries

Provider (for non-student employees)

Clinic Hours:

UMD Quick Care Clinic
Kirby Student Center 107A
1120 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812-3085

During Academic Year
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Summer hours: Closed

UMD Health Services
615 Niagara Court

Duluth, Minnesota 55812-3065

During Academic Year
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Summer hours:
Monday through Friday,

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

All Serious burn injuries should be referred to

Miller-Dwan Medical Center, Burn Unit
Tel. 218-727-8762
TTY Hearing Impaired: 218-720-1950
502 East Second Street
Duluth Minnesota

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