St. Mary’s Health Clinics, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provide free health care services to many uninsured persons. Services provided by St. Mary’s Health Clinics include the patient’s visit to the clinic, lab tests, xrays, diagnostic tests, and most medications. Specialty referrals are provided to the patient without charge through coordinated efforts with area health care providers. Patients who are eligible, are assisted with applications for Minnesota Health Care Programs such as MinnesotaCare or Medical Assistance.
Our clinics are staffed by licensed physicians and nurses, as well as admissions personnel and interpreters who volunteer their time to work in our clinics. St. Mary’s Health Clinics strives to make health care easily accessible to those in need by locating clinics in neighborhoods throughout the metro area and pride ourselves on the special attention we are able to give patients who come to the clinics.
To be eligible for care through St. Mary’s Health Clinics a patient must be without health insurance, and cannot be receiving assistance from any government subsidy program such as Medicare, Medical Assistance, or MinnesotaCare. St. Mary’s Health Clinics cannot provide care for some diagnoses. Unfortunately, SMHC clinics cannot accept walk-ins. For information on eligibility contact 651-287-7777 or inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.