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 centers for adults only
Catholic Charities Opportunity Center (formerly Branch III)
1624 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis | Map
Clinic hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sharing and Caring Hands
525 North Seventh Street | Map
Clinic hours: Thursdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Drop-in center for youth (children to young adults)
YouthLink (Youth Opportunity Center)
41 N 12th Street, Minneapolis | Map
Clinic hours: Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
401 North Seventh Street, Minneapolis | Map
Clinic hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
People Serving People
614 South Third Street, Minneapolis | Map
612-332-4500 ext. 226
Clinic hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to noon
Salvation Army – Harbor Lights
1010 Currie Avenue, Minneapolis | Map
Clinic hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Tuesdays 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
Fridays 7 a.m. to noon
Catholic Charities Higher Ground
165 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis | Map
Clinic hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Simpson Housing Services
2740 First Avenue South, Minneapolis | Map
Clinic hours: Thursdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
St. Stephen's Human Services
2211 Clinton Avenue South, Minneapolis | Map
Clinic hours: Thursdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Open for adults and children
Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
525 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis, fourth floor
Clinic hours: Mondays 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fridays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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
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