Minnesota Community  Cares

As Minnesota's largest Federally Qualified Health Center, Minnesota Community  Cares ensures that the communities we serve have access to high quality and affordable health care. Services are provided regardless of a patient's ability to pay for services when rendered and regardless of a patient's insurance status. Patients without health insurance are supported through our West Side Cares' Discount Program which accounts for a patient's and her/his family's financial ability to contribute to their care.

During 2014, Minnesota Community  Cares provided over $13.5 million dollars in sliding fee discounts for medical, dental and pharmacy services provided to uninsured and underinsured patients.

Minnesota Community  Cares also has a strong history of working with physician volunteers, and has the capacity to provide proper training and support for those interested in being a part of our clinics.

Our Mission: Strengthening the well-being of our community through health care for all.

Our Vision: We envision a community in which all people have access to exceptional, comprehensive health care and are living healthy lives. Minnesota Community  Cares is the leader in delivering affordable health care by being the provider of choice, driven by compassion and respect for all.

Physician specialties needed: We are in need of most specialty physician volunteers. With ongoing need for nephrology, psychiatry, cardiology and endocrinology. We now have a particular need for volunteers in orthopedics and dermatology. We are also looking for practitioners skilled in ultrasound services.

Minnesota Community  Cares would also welcome volunteers for in-school clinics in St. Paul. The work includes sports physicals, contraception, and other typical school-based care. Pediatricians and other primary care providers welcome.

Time commitment: Volunteers would be asked to work a minimum of 4-8 hours per month.

Locations and Clinic Hours:

La Clinica
153 Cesar Chavez Street
St. Paul, MN 55107
Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 8am to 5pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon

East side Family Clinic
895 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106 
Mon, Tues, Fri: 8am to 5pm
Wednesday & Thursday:  8am to 8pm

Requirements: All volunteering physicians must be credentialed and board certified to practice in Minnesota.

Medical Records: Minnesota Community  Cares uses the Centricity EMR. Training will be provided. Physicians will enter all patient notes but assistance can be provided.

Professional liability insurance: Minnesota Community  Cares insurance will cover all volunteer physicians. Minnesota Community  Cares is a Federal Tort Claims Act Deemed facility and as such, the medical center cannot be the direct target of medical malpractice lawsuits, per U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Website: mncare.org

Contact: 
Mary Nesvig, MD
(651) 602-7500
Minnesota Community  Cares Medical Director