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Health Care for the Homeless

Any adult or child experiencing homelessness is eligible for this program. This includes anyone who has been homeless within the past year or that is living:

  • Outside or on the street
  • In a shelter or transitional housing
  • With friends or relatives

There are nine different shelters and drop-in centers in Minneapolis.

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We provide a variety of health and wellness services to people experiencing homelessness. Services include:

  • Wound care
  • Medications
  • Coordinating health care and social services
  • Substance use disorder services
  • Mental health services
  • Health education


You are not required to have an appointment. Clinic hours vary by location. We recommend you call to confirm a clinic is open.

Respite is a short-term service for patients experiencing homelessness who are too sick to be on the streets or shelter, but not sick enough to be in the hospital. Respite provides a space for patients to recover from an acute health concern or exacerbations of chronic health conditions.

While in respite and before discharge, our team will work with the patient to develop a plan. The plan addresses what is important to the patient and steps towards their recovery.

Respite clients have access to:

  • Private rooms
  • 3 meals a day
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Shared laundry


Anyone experiencing homelessness and willing to take part is eligible. They must also be:

  • Too sick to be on the streets or in a shelter
  • Over 18 years old
  • Having a serious health concern or increase in severity of a chronic health condition
  • Independent in al ADLS (mobility of greater than 100 ft to bathroom/cafeteria)
  • In control of or able to manage bowel and bladder
  • Not intoxicated or not likely to experience withdrawal symptoms
  • Willing to participate in respite program


Map: Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
1414 South 11th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411


  • Pa Xiong, homeless consult 612-385-5810
  • EPIC HCH respite order/Telmediq


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to noon

People Serving People

Map: People Serving People
614 South 3rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415


  • 612-332-4500 ext. 226
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Friday: 8 a.m. to noon

Salvation Army – Harbor Light

Map: Harbor Light
1010 Currie Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Connect with Harbor Light

  • 612-596-9643
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to noon

Higher Ground

Map: Higher Ground
165 Glenwood Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Connect with Higher Ground

  • 612-348-5553
  • Monday and Wednesday: 1 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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