Central Clinic

  • Central Community Center
    6300 Walker Ave.
    St. Louis Park, MN
    952-993-1100
    Open 1 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays

    central clinic photo Central Community Clinic is a free, walk-in clinic for children from birth through high school who live or go to school to public or private schools in St Louis Park or Hopkins school districts. Central Clinic’s mission is to reduce barriers to health care for the children and youth of our community.

     
    Location: The clinic is located in Central Community Center at the intersection of Highway 7 & Wooddale Ave. The clinic entrance is on 35th Street on the northwest side of the building (near the high school football field). 
     

    Clinic hours: The clinic is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. during the school year; the clinic is closed from the end of school until approximately the last week of July, and during school holidays.
    Services: No appointments are needed (or offered)—patients are seen on a first come, first served basis. Central is an independent clinic, staffed by doctors from Park Nicollet--Creekside clinic. Services offered include well-child care, immunizations (for children qualifying for the MN Vaccines for Children program), evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses, sports physicals, and adolescent health care. Because of our limited availability, the clinic does not manage chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder or depression, but we can provide referral information when additional care is needed. We do not have X-ray or facilities to care for significant injuries.

    Confidentiality & Records: As an independent clinic, patient records are not shared with anyone else. To have treatment records sent to another doctor, a signed release is required. All information shared is confidential. Because care at Central Clinic is free, no bills are sent home. Lab results are not mailed, but patients are asked to come back to get the results in person.
     
    To use clinic services: Patients under age 18 need a consent form signed by a parent/guardian within the past year in order to be seen. (Under MN state law, minors can sign their own consent for sexual health care.) St Louis Park High School students may get a pass from the counseling office to come to the clinic during school hours. Patients who need (and qualify for) immunizations should bring their past immunization records with them. Each immunization needs a separate consent signed by a parent/guardian, which can be picked up at the clinic.

    Consent form: teens
    Consent form: infants and children

    About us: Central Clinic was founded in 1996, as a response to the Children First initiative. The clinic is funded by a grant from Park Nicollet Foundation, staffed by doctors from Park Nicollet--Creekside clinic, and governed by an advisory council.
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    For more information:
    Telephone: 952-993-1100 (leave a message on non-clinic days)
    Park Nicollet Foundation

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    Also at our location:
    Children’s Dental Services provides low- or no-cost dental care to children up to age 21 and to pregnant women one day a month. Contact www.childrensdentalservices.org/ or call 612-746-1530 for more information on times and services.

    Early Childhood Screening is a free service for children ages 3½ to 5-years-old and is required for entrance into kindergarten. Screening is held September to early May. Call 952-928-6726 to schedule an appointment.