Category: News

People’s Center Sees an Increase in Racial Gap in Minnesota’s Health Care System Due to COVID-19.

At People’s Center Clinics & Services in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, 6% of the 1,980 COVID-19 tests given to white residents have come back positive since April. But among the 2,530 tests offered to African Americans, including those in the sizable East African communities near the clinic, 76% of the COVID-19 tests have come back positive. ...

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center had Long Anticipated People of Color to be Hit Harder by COVID-19 in Twin Cities

According to a StarTribune analysis, in the metro area, areas with a higher share of people of color are more likely to have higher COVID-19 rates, regardless of income. Stella Whitney-West, CEO of Northpoint Health and Wellness Center, speaks on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the demographics they serve. Click here to learn more ...

Lake Superior Community Health Center to Open New Dental Center in Carlton

Lake Superior Community Health Center opened a new dental center in Carlton, MN on August 4, 2020! LSCHC works to provide affordable dental appointments and procedures for those who may not be able to afford care. This is LSCHC’s fifth location and third dental site, with other locations in Duluth and Superior. Click here to ...

Southside Community Health Services Delivers Food to Patients Unable to Leave Their Homes

While protests in cities and towns across the country have predominantly been peaceful, they have disrupted essential services in Minneapolis. Public transit has been limited and some businesses, including grocery stores and pharmacies, have temporarily closed. Click here to learn more about how Southside Community Health Services distributed essentials into the community in a time ...

Minnesota Community Care Integrates Tele-Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Minnesota Community Care offers online visits to achieve health equity among low-income populations. Expanding Zoom accounts and tele-health capabilities allow health care professionals to check on patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, examine their blood levels and adjust medication as necessary. Click here to learn more information about the implementation of tele-health at Minnesota Community ...

Southside Community Health Services Risk Losing Hard to Recruit Staff

Southside Community Health Services lost 60% of their revenue due to cancelled dental health visits. Laid off and furloughed health care workers due to COVID-19 has created an ominous future for the Community Health Center. Click here to learn more information about the many health providers on the brink of insolvency.

People’s Center Clinics & Services Prioritize Safety While Offering Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

People’s Center offers COVID-19 drive-up testing services to those experiencing symptoms and those who may have been exposed to the virus. People’s Center also offers antibody testing which could indicate possible immunity to the coronavirus. Click here to learn more information about the elaborate protocols and COVID-19 testing services provided at People’s Center Clinics & Services.

Minnesota Community Care Provides Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

East Side Family Clinic, run by Minnesota Community Care, ramped up their COVID-19 testing site to include drive-up and walk-up appointments. They will continue to test vulnerable populations who have symptoms of COVID-19. Click here to learn more information about the testing services provided at East Side Family Clinic.