Custer Health Opening Vaccine Clinics to Phase 1C

Custer Health is opening vaccine clinic availability to all individuals listed under Phase 1C of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine priority groups.

Individuals wanting to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a Custer Health vaccine clinic must complete the Vaccination Interest Survey at Individuals completing this online survey will then be contacted by Custer Health to set up their vaccination appointment. Only individuals who have a vaccination appointment will be able to receive the vaccine at these Custer Health conducted events.

The following individuals are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1C:

  • National Guard, not previously covered
  • Workers in the food supply chain (not including restaurant workers)
  • Public safety answering points (911)
  • COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing workers
  • Health care/public health workers not in Phase 1A
  • Public transit – including bus, taxi and rideshare – workers
  • People age 16-64 with 1 underlying health condition
  • Blood bank workers not previously vaccinated
  • IT workers unable to work from home
  • All other essential workers per Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) unable to work from home

“If you are eligible under Phase 1C, or if you are eligible under Phases 1A or 1B and you haven’t yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, now is the time,” said Custer Health Administrator Erin Ourada. “And once we complete Phase 1C, we are looking forward to opening our vaccine clinics to the general public.”

Underlying health conditions are defined as conditions that create an increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Health Conditions (Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease or Cardiomyopathies)
  • Immunocompromised State (Weakened Immune System) from Solid Organ Transplant
  • Obesity (Body Mass Index of 30 kg/m2 or Higher but < 40 kg/m2)
  • Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Smoking
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Custer Health is following the guidelines set forth by North Dakota Department of Health on vaccination priority groups. More information about what groups are being vaccinated is available at

For ongoing response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Dakota Department of Health continues to provide staffing for a COVID-19 Hotline to help answer your questions. You may call 1-866-207-2880, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with questions. Please note that individuals seeking specific medical advice should contact their healthcare provider.

For COVID-19-related inquiries, as well as questions about other health programs and issues, please call Custer Health at 701-667-3370, or you can connect online with us at and through Facebook. If you have specific COVID-19 questions, email For more info about COVID-19, visit the ND Department of Health website,, or CDC website.