Our History

Founded in 1972, West Side Community Health Services is one of the largest and most established community health care organizations.  In 2019, West Side became Minnesota Community Care.

Few organizations serve so many sectors of the population so sensitively and effectively – improving the health of our region for the benefit of all. We strive to ensure that everyone has access to high quality, affordable health care, to actively engage patients in their own health care, and to respect the traditions of those we serve.

This health center receives US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding and is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) deemed facility with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

We strive to improve the health of our region for the benefit of all.

We’re here when you need us.
Our clinic is bigger and better, with everything you need to get and stay well. We’re open longer hours on evenings and weekends to make it easier for you to receive services. And our staff is deeply committed to giving you and your family the best care.

We help you stay healthy.
At our clinics, we’ll help you be healthy, in every way we can. We can give you the information and support you need to make smart choices and take better care of yourself. We can help you lose weight, stop smoking, manage diabetes, have a healthy pregnancy and more.

We speak your language.
We all feel more comfortable when we’re interacting with people who understand our language and culture. Our clinic is filled with dedicated professionals who speak Spanish, English and Hmong. They work closely with patients of all ages – and will put you at ease and keep you informed.

We are pioneers.
We have been a visionary organization with a progressive model of care that emphasizes education, prevention, and integrated services and uses our multilingual/multicultural expertise to provide accessible health care to our diverse communities.

We are healers.
We put people first, providing high-quality patient-focused health care that is evidence-based, reflects best practices, and respects the cultures of the patients we serve. We educate patients and family members and involve them in their own health care. We care for all people who come to us, whatever their means, with deep compassion and respect.

We are advocates.
We are sought out as the community voice for Latino, Hmong, adolescent, and health care issues. We understand public health issues, partner with other organizations to address community needs, and advocate for public policy that helps people gain access to affordable health care and other needed services.

We are neighbors.
We provide comprehensive healthcare services where our multilingual/multicultural expertise is most needed-in urban neighborhoods, schools, public housing campuses, and homeless shelters. We serve as a community cornerstone in providing services, employing local residents, and contributing to community vitality.