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OUR STORY

People’s Center Health Services is a network of Federally Qualified Health Clinics located in South Minneapolis. We provide high-quality, affordable healthcare for patients of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We never turn anyone away if they are unable to pay.

In 1968, People’s Center was formed by a group of neighborhood activists to serve the diverse and vibrant West Bank community. Volunteers ran a drop-in clinic one night a week. People’s Center has since expanded to offer a full range of preventative care, primary care, behavioral health, and dental care services in our Cedar-Riverside clinic location. Our care providers are committed to ensuring holistic wellness for all patients, and integrate our services to produce the best health outcomes. In addition to health services, our Cedar-Riverside Clinic also offers supportive services such as Care Coordination, insurance navigation, case coordination, and legal and interpretive services. People’s Center Dental Clinic, located on Minnehaha Avenue exclusively serves patients with dental needs. At all locations, our dedicated team of bilingual staff and trained care coordinators reflect the diverse characteristics of patients served, and work to build strong communities by connecting patients with culturally competent, individualized health care and support.

OUR VISION

Improving Lives. Transforming Communities. Achieving Health Equity for Everyone.

OUR MISSION

Deliver affordable health care, inspire hope and promote community wellness.

Learn more in our 2015 Annual Report!

Our History

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1968

Neighborhood activists start running a clinic one night a week

1970
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People’s Center becomes incorporated. Medical, veterinarian & legal services are provided

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1982

First van purchased for social service programs

1992
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First CEO is hired

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1997

Chosen by Hennepin County as a WIC site.

2000
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Voted one of the three best metro clinics to serve women. Second CEO is hired.

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2003

People’s Center becomes a Federally Qualified Health Center.

2006
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A $960,000 renovation adds new exam rooms and allows expanded services.

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2008

People’s Center is recognized by Medica for excellence in health care delivery with the “Raising the Bar in Innovation Award.”

2009
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PCHS acquires Family Dental Care. Behavioral health services triple in size. We complete our transition to electronic medical records.

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2010

Federal grants in 2009 and 2010 pave the way for construction and remodeling in the clinic plus the addition of X-Ray technology. Family Dental Care is acquired as an additional clinic site.

2011
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TAMS is acquired from Children’s Hospitals and Clinics.

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2012

People’s Center is certified as a Health Care Home in Minnesota. We also become the first FQHC in the nation to hire a dental therapist.

2013
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Number of patients doubled from 2009

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2014

Third CEO is hired. Three pediatric exam rooms are added. We are featured in a New York Times article for dental therapy. We become the first FQHC in MN to connect a patient’s electronic dental and medical records.

2015
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People’s Center is re-certified as a Health Care Home.

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