Free clinic at 26th and Bloomington adds to services from Franklin to Lake Street

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The Phillips Neighborhood Clinic (PNC) is a free clinic that is operated by University of Minnesota health professional students, and is overseen by the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Minnesota Physicians Medical Group. The goal of PNC is to provide the people of the Phillip’s Neighborhood with accessible, culturally appropriate and interdisciplinary healthcare services and education to reduce the burdens of poor medical access, the quality of life for our patients.

The PNC is a learning based clinic, where students are in charge of managing the clinic and interacting with patients but are supervised by licensed professionals. The clinic is able to provide a variety of medical services such as physical exams, vaccinations, diabetic treatment, physical therapy, pediatrics, vaccinations, cholesterol tests, blood tests, urine test and much more. On the first and third Monday of each month, a nutritionist is available to provide educational services. Mental health services will be available this fall. Each patient is initially seen by a community health worker to assist patients with finding and applying for low-income health insurance programs for which they may qualify. PNC also provides referral resources to patients who may be struggling with bill payments, housing, buying food, and/ or clothing.

The clinic is located in the basement of Hope Center 2647 Bloomington Avenue (formerly Oliver Presbyterian Church) and is open to the public on Monday and Thursday evenings 6:00 to 9:00pm (expect holidays). Appoints and health insurance are not necessary. Spanish interpreters are available at all times at the clinic.

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