Quality healthcare for all.
SMHC provides free medical care, outreach and education to low-income, uninsured families and individuals who are not eligible for government programs. It was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province, (www.csjstpaul.org) upon the belief that healthcare is a basic human right. SMHC works with hundreds of compassionate, caring, and gifted volunteers. SMHC also conducts health promotion, health screening, health education, and outreach in collaboration with community organizations and advocates for healthcare as a basic human right while assisting low-income people to find affordable healthcare coverage.
SMHC provides direct care to uninsured and underinsured within the Twin Cities metropolitan area at community-based clinics. These clinics are located in spaces donated by churches, schools, and community centers in the metropolitan area. Click here to download our informational brochure.
Outreach and Early Intervention
SMHC offers a variety of programs that encourage healthy living and how to recognize medical problems early to better manage diseases and minimize costly treatments.
- Centro Vida y Salud or Life and Health Center”. Partnership with the Ecuadorian Consulate to provide on-site education, assistance, screening, and referrals to SMHC or to other affordable health and community services.
- Flu Immunizations In partnership with Fairview Health Service, SMHC offers free flu immunizations to thousands of low income and uninsured individuals in the metro area.
- Health Fairs SMHC participates in health education and screening activities at health fairs in local parishes, community, and government centers.
- Ventanilla de Salud or “Window of Health” program. Partnership with the Mexican Consulate to provide health resources, information, education and screening activities.
In the tradition of the clinics’ founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province, SMHC advocates for its clients by working toward systemic change that will eventually ensure healthcare access to all.
To view our Annual Report, click here.