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:
Place of Hope – 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m.
Catholic Charities – 1st Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m.
Salvation Army Shelter – 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
Big Lake Community Food Shelf – 1st Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
Reynold House – 1st Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s Parish Melrose – 3rd Sunday of the month at 1 p.m.
Monticello High School – 1st Thursday of the month at 5 p.m.
Paynesville Lutheran Church – 1st Monday of the month at 4:15 p.m.
For more information or to volunteer:
Contact Volunteer Services at 320/255-5638 or Volunteer@centracare.com