The staff and Board at Native American Community Clinic express their deepest condolences at the passing of founding Board member, Larry Leventhal. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.
After 33 years of service to the community, Dr. Caros announces her retirement. Please see her heartfelt letter in the link below as she sends her regards.
NACC Patient Advocates are available to help complete online applications for the Metro HRA Section 8 Waiting List. Call 612-872-8086 to schedule your appointment with a Patient Advocate.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Mobile Unit will visit NACC every quarter to provide FREE MAMMOGRAMS to our patients! Mammograms screen women for signs of breast cancer. They are recommended for women 40 years of age and older. Women with family history of breast cancer should start at age 35.
February 25th and 26th
9:00am – 3:00pm
Do you have diabetes?
Has it been over a year since your last eye exam?
If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions you’re invited for a FREE retina exam.
*Diabetes education, snacks, and incentives provided*
MNSure enrollment days, Mondays in December, 10-4 (walk-ins welcome), three Navigators to assist you with your online or paper application; which we supply. Please bring the following information for everyone in your household, even if they are not applying– full-names, birthdates, social security numbers, tribal affiliation and enrollment number (if you have one), and check stubs for the last month.
Please call 612-872-8086 at Sandee (ext. 1018), Joe (ext. 1012) or Katelyn (ext. 1045) with any questions or to schedule a convenient time for you.
If you are currently insured, you do not need to reapply unless you have been notified that your insurance plan is ending.
Interested in learning more about the Diabetes Prevention class NACC offers? Click here to hear from our past participants and to learn how the class helped them make healthier choices.
Wednesdays: Enhancing Wellbeing with Chronic Health Conditions at 11:30AM-12:30PM
One of the most common reactions to being diagnosed with a chronic illness is a strong desire to return to “normal”, so you can enjoy the sense of well-being you felt when your body was healthy. However, returning to “normal” may be an unrealistic goal if your health condition has no cure. Research has shown that the stress you have when dealing with a chronic health condition can affect your immune system and ultimately your overall body, mind, and spirit. The good news is that we all can learn ways to better manage our stress and make changes in our lives that will not only improve our physical health but will also improve our moods.
Thursdays: Grief and Loss Support Group at 11:00AM-12:00PM
The grief and loss support group is a place for people to process their grief and loss in a safe and healing space, where they may find meaning and have a transformative experience. Loss can take many forms including deaths, difficult transitions, and traumatic experiences. The experience of multiple losses or other compounding factors can lead to complicated grief, and at times, people struggle to integrate this experience as they move forward. The therapy group is led by therapist Dr. Laurelle Myhra and is open to adult men and women who have attended an individual therapy session with a NACC therapist aimed at assessing needs and readiness for the group. The group is an open group, meaning the people who start the group are able to attend as long as they need and are able to return at any time. There are a limited number of spaces available, usually between 5-8 people; so please confirm your spot each week. It is recommended that people do individual therapy in addition to joining the grief group but is it not required.
Fridays: Stress Management Group at 11:00AM-12:00PM
Are you worried, stressed, or tense a lot? Then maybe this group is for you. It’s normal to feel tense, stressed, and worried when the moment puts you under pressure. Just so you know, 2 out of every 5 of us worries at least once every day. But, it’s not okay when those feelings of worry, stress, and being tense keep us from doing what we want in life. This group can help you learn how to reduce how much tension and stress you feel and help you better control your worrying thoughts. Give it a try!
• Have an opportunity to share your story with others who understand
• Receive support through culturally specific group counseling
• Learn about the impact of historical trauma, discuss intergenerational grief on Native people and how to overcome the related effects, and gain support with grief and loss.
• Have an option of individual therapy
*Groups are in NACC’s Counseling Clinic, and are open to members of the public.
Register at 612-872-8086 option 1.
NACC offers a diabetes education and support program for patients and their family members. The free program consists of 4 educational sessions that include group classes as well as individual appointments with a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian. The program covers everything from the basics about diabetes to how you can manage day-to-day life with diabetes, diabetes meal planning and more.
The Native American Community Clinic (NACC) with funding from the City of Minneapolis is offering free diabetes prevention classes for all who qualify. The classes are based on the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control) Lifestyle Change Curriculum. The course will help you to eat a better healthier diet as well as help you find way to be more active. Fifty eight percent of those who have done this course push back Type 2 Diabetes for a decade or do not get it. To receive more information or to ask questions about the program please contact Justin at 612-872-8086 x1041 or write him at firstname.lastname@example.org
NACC is located at 1213 E. Franklin Ave. next to Marias Café. As a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center we serve everyone regardless of their ability to pay.