National Health Center Week (August 8 – 14) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers. This year’s theme is “The Chemistry for Strong Communities”. During this week of remembrance, light a candle for those community health leaders, patients that we lost. As we commemorate those lives and celebrate the future of Community Health, let’s shine a light across the country that will embody the future of primary health care aces for underserved populations. Shine a light on your Community Health Center and share the value that it brings to everyone who it touches. #NHCW2021
Minnesota’s Community Health Centers
Minnesota is home to 17 community health center organizations that provide comprehensive and convenient primary care services through more than 100 sites located in underserved urban and rural areas across the state. Click here to view a map of Minnesota’s health center locations and services.
Health Centers believe that comprehensive primary health care services are the cornerstone of a community’s health. We offer such as family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, or gynecology services. We also provide prenatal and perinatal services, well-child services, immunizations and family planning services. Services are provided by physicians, and where appropriate, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives.
Health Centers believe that dental health is critical to a patient’s overall health. We provide comprehensive dental services such as preventive, restorative and emergency care. Services are provided by dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental therapists.
Behavioral Health Services
Health Centers believe that behavioral health is part of whole person care. We provide services to address issues such as depression, anxiety, and chemical abuse. Services are provided by mental health professionals including Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers and other Licensed Mental Health Providers.
Some Health Centers offer vision services on-site. We offer a full range of primary eye care including eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, and treatment for health concerns such as glaucoma, conjunctivitis and pink eye. Services are provided by opthalmologists or optometrists, depending on the site.
Some Health Centers offer chiropractic care. We offer treatment for acute injuries, repetitive stress injuries, prenatal care, back/neck pain and headaches/migraines.
Click here to learn more about Minnesota’s Community Health Centers!