Neighborhood HealthSource has served communities in North and Northeast Minneapolis since 1971. Our organization began as two clinics: Beltrami Health Center (now Central Clinic) and Fremont Clinic.
These early clinics operated out of local community centers, staffed by volunteers. Today, we have four clinics, all united under one mission: to bring affordable and accessible healthcare to all.
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, and operated out of this location for 30 years. In 2015, the clinic moved to a brand new facility at 2301 Central, built with help from a $3 million Affordable Care Act grant from the federal government.
Fremont Clinic began in 1971 as a program of Northside Settlement Services, a neighborhood center in North Minneapolis. It became an independent agency in 1973 and moved to its current location in 1981.
North Metro Clinic
North Metro Clinic was founded in 2005 as North Metro Pediatrics. After treating pediatric patients only for 14 years, the clinic merged with Neighborhood HealthSource in 2019. Now North Metro Clinic treats patients of all ages. Located in Coon Rapids, it is the northernmost sliding fee scale primary medical practice in the Twin Cities metro area, and the only such clinic in Anoka County.
Sheridan Clinic was born out of a collaboration with Eastside Neighborhood Services. The Northeast Neighborhood Early Learning Center (NE-NELC), built in 1995, is home to an early childhood education center in addition to the clinic. The building was constructed with support from the City of Minneapolis and a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.