The Academic Health Center helps provide health-care services in communities across Minnesota that lack adequate access.
Our students and faculty work in clinics that provide care for those who are uninsured, underinsured, or homeless.
We also research health disparities and ways we might eliminate them.
Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) has served the community since 1966. CUHCC provides culturally sensitive primary care, mental health, and dental care to children and low-income families in South Minneapolis.
It also provides Academic Health Center students and residents with skills in working with patients and a new understanding of individuals in need.
The student-founded Phillips Neighborhood Clinic opened in 2003, providing:
- free walk-in care 2 evenings a week in South Minneapolis
- valuable clinical experience for volunteer health professional students, who are supervised by faculty
Service programs for dental students include rotations through outreach programs in the Mobile Dental Clinic, CUHCC, Hibbing Community College Dental Clinic, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, Walker Methodist Health Center, Prairie Winds Dental Clinic, and Rice Regional Dental Clinic.
Minnesota Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) bring health professional students into communities around the state to help provide care. AHECs also provide programs that encourage youth in underserved areas to explore health careers and bring health-related continuing education to communities in need.
The Academic Health Center supports AHECs in North Minneapolis and in southern, central, northwestern, and northeastern Minnesota.