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Our History


Neighborhood HealthSource has provided quality, affordable health care to our community for more than 45 years. We began as two small "free clinics"—Beltrami Health Center (now Central Clinic) and Fremont Clinicstaffed by volunteers and operating out of make shift rooms in community centers.

The clinics incorporated in 1971, bought and renovated their facilities in the early '80s, then merged in 1988 to form Fremont Community Health Center. In 1995 we opened Sheridan Clinic in Northeast Minneapolis. In 2010, we changed the organization name from Fremont Community Clinics to Neighborhood HealthSource.  

Central Clinic began as Beltrami Health Center, organized in 1970 by neighborhood activists at the Margaret Barry Neighborhood House in Beltrami Park, Northeast Minneapolis. In 1985 the clinic moved to 26th and Central Avenue. Then in 2015, using an Affordable Care Act grant of $3 million from the federal government, we built a new clinic at its current location, 2301 Central Avenue NE. 

Fremont Clinic  began in 1971 as a program of Northside Settlement Services, which brought in a VISTA volunteer to help the community organize its own clinic. Fremont became an independent agency in 1981.

Sheridan Clinic  was born from a neighborhood collaboration that created the Northeast Neighborhood Early Learning Center (NE-NELC) in 1995. Constructed with support from the City of Minneapolis and a Federal HUD grant, our Sheridan Clinic provides a wide range of services to support our patients. 

Neighborhood HealthSource is a  Federally Qualified Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b.