Project H.E.A.L.

Project H.E.A.L. (Health, Education, Access, Link) is an outreach program of CentraCare Family Health Center.  Its goal is to overcome the barriers to health care for the under-served population of Central Minnesota — barriers of transportation, inadequate or lack of insurance, financial resources for co-payments and medications, language and culture.

Project H.E.A.L. provides free health screenings and basic health services for individuals who have little or no insurance coverage. Physicians, nurses and other health care workers volunteer their time once-a-month to provide care to underserved individuals in various communities throughout central Minnesota. These volunteers address a variety of health concerns from sore throats and head lice to burns and back injuries.

To volunteer, you must meet these qualifications:
  • Must be a medical resident who has completed the first year of residency, passed boards and is licensed to practice in Minnesota; or,
  • Must have an active license to practice in Minnesota; and,
  • Must complete CentraCare Health volunteer application and screening process
Volunteers for Project H.E.A.L. are asked to commit to volunteering three hours each month.  

The Project H.E.A.L. locations and schedules follow:
  • St. Cloud
    • Place of Hope – On hold until further notice.
    • Salvation Army Shelter – One morning and one evening clinic each month. Please call for updated dates and times.
  • Big Lake
    • Big Lake Community Food Shelf – On hold until further notice.
  • Long Prairie
    • Hispanic Clinic -  CentraCare – Long Prairie West Campus (20 Ninth St. SE) – On hold until further notice.
    • Amish Clinic – CentraCare - Long Prairie West Campus (20 Ninth St. SE.) – One clinic per month on 3rd or 4th Saturday at 9 a.m. Please call 320/732-2141, ext. 26868 for updated dates and times.
  • Monticello
    • Monticello High School – On hold until further notice.
  • Sauk Centre
    • Ruby’s Pantry at River of Life Church – On hold until further notice.
For more information or to volunteer:
Contact Volunteer Services at 320/255-5638.

The partners for Project H.E.A.L. include local congregations, Place of Hope, Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Central Minnesota Parish Nurse Program, CentraCare Coordinated Care Clinic, St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud Legal Services.

Julia Gordon, Community Resource Liaison – Coordinated Care Services