Perham offers many of the attractions of big-city life while providing the home-town feel of a smaller community. See additional information about our innovative health care, advanced telecommunications, and award-winning schools below. Or click here to view a summary of Perham Area Resources from the United Way.

Health Care

Whether it’s your first baby, an innovative new surgery, physical therapy in your home, or a caring community for your loved one, expect the highest level of care at Perham Health and Perham Living.

Our new facility, which opened in January 2012, allows our network of medical specialists to focus on patient and family-centered environments and care. This $35 million construction project has helped to put Perham Health Hospital and Clinic at the forefront of the health care industry. For more information, click here to visit their website.


As a community-based provider, Arvig takes pride in offering advanced communications services to customers that often exceed communications services available to metro-area customers. Arvig consistently reinvests in technology and network operations to continue to deliver next-generation communications services.

As evidence of this, the City of Perham recently received the Smart Rural Community Showcase Award from the Rural Broadband Association (NTCA) for its advanced broadband network and innovation in economic development, commerce, health care, public safety, education and more. To learn more, click here to watch the video. Or click here to learn more about Arvig’s Internet, television, and telephone services.


Ipads in Perham SchoolsEducation plays an important role in the Perham area as we prepare our youth for the future. Perham School District 549 is considered The School of Champions for many reasons. Accomplishments include winning several MSHSL Challenge Cups, repeatedly earning MSHSL Section and State titles, iPads for all Senior High students (9-12), a trade-focused curriculum including residential home carpentry, motorcycle building, robotics, welding, and much more.

The Perham community provides several, high-performance, educational opportunities for your children. Click here to view a list of our area schools. For more detail about our School of Champions, click here to visit the Perham-Dent Public School website.

Child Care Providers

The Perham area has several, reputable child care facilities including these members of the East Otter Tail Professional Child Care Association. Click here to view a list of area licensed child care providers.

Chamber of Commerce

Let the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce help you discover the unique and ever-growing Perham community. Just like the City of Perham itself, the Perham Chamber’s website has something new to offer you whether you live, work, or play in Perham. Click here to visit

Community & Economic Profile

Community Profile_CoverFor more information about services available in the Perham area, click here to view and download the Perham Community & Economic Profile.