This clinic provide a variety of health and wellness services to people who are homeless. It operates at 11 different shelters and drop-in centers in Minneapolis, to address health concerns, provide treatment including medications, coordinate health care services, provide health education and coordinate access to health and social services in the community. Any homeless adult or child is eligible. This includes those living outside or on the street, in shelter or transitional housing, with friends or relatives or who have been homeless within the past year.
Hours vary by location. See listings below.
Appointments aren't required, but we recommend calling to confirm the clinic is open. You can call the individual clinic (see list below) or the main phone number: 612-348-5553. If you know a homeless person who needs medical care, have them call 612-348-5553 or direct them to a Health Care for the Homeless clinic site listed below.
Drop-in center for adults only
Adult Opportunity Center Catholic Charities Branch III
740 East 17th Street, 612-375-9372
Clinic hours: Monday 8 a.m.-noon
Tuesday 7 a.m.–3 p.m., Thursday 7 a.m.-noon
Sharing and Caring Hands
525 N. Seventh St., 612-338-9030
Clinic hours: Thursday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Drop-in center for youth
Youth Opportunity Center (YouthLink)
41 N. 12th St., 612-252-1200
Clinic hours: Tuesday 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.–7 p.m. (public health nurse only)
401 N. Seventh St., 612-288-9758
Clinic hours: Monday 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Tuesday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
People Serving People
614 S. Third St., 612-332-4500 ext. 226
Clinic hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–noon
Salvation Army – Harbor Light
1010 Currie Ave., 612-596-9643
Clinic hours: Monday and Wednesday 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tuesday 1–8 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–noon
165 Glenwood Ave. N., 612-348-5553
Clinic hours: Tuesday noon–8 p.m., Thursday 5–9 p.m.
Simpson Housing Services
2740 First Ave. S., 612-874-0306
Clinic hours: Monday 6–9 p.m., Thursday 6–10 p.m.
St. Stephen’s Human Services
2211 Clinton Ave. S., 612-874-9292
Clinic hours: Thursday 6–9 p.m.
Open for adults and children
Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
525 Portland, fourth floor, 612-543-5555
Clinic hours: Wednesday 1–4 p.m.
111 E. 31st St.
Clinic hours: Monday and Wednesday 8 a.m.–noon
If you are not homeless, but do not have insurance
Contact United Way 2-1-1
Online access to portions of your electronic medical record
Health care for the homeless brochure (PDF)
Health Care for the Homeless Respite
The respite program provides a shelter bed and nursing care for homeless adults recovering from illness or injury or who have recently been released from the hospital. By providing respite care, Hennepin helps homeless individuals recover and prevent further complications or re-hospitalization. To make a referral to respite care, call 612-236-5916.
Health care for the homeless respite program (PDF)