The mission of Phillips Neighborhood Clinic is three-fold:

  • We will increase the accessibility of comprehensive, patient-centered, quality health services to patients with unmet needs
  • We will develop compassionate, culturally sensitive future health professionals in an interprofessional, team-based learning environment
  • We will support community partnerships and promote overall health and wellbeing in the communities we serve

Hours: Monday & Thursdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm (except holidays)

Our Duty to Our Patients

The patients we serve at the PNC come from a diverse array of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our goal in making PNC services available to our patients is to provide everyone the opportunity to receive free, quality health care regardless of their insurance situation, citizenship status, or financial background.

Because our patient population is largely Spanish-speaking, we offer Spanish interpreter services every night the clinic is open.

Through partnerships with Fairview and surrounding hospitals, the PNC is able to offer patients nearly any lab test and many prescriptions free of cost. Patients visiting the clinic are also encouraged to take advantage of physical therapy, nutrition, and mental health counseling services. In addition to these services, the PNC offers its patients guidance in securing resources that will help patients and their families find more stable sources of health care and ways to access other community supports in an effort to help them live safe, healthy, and independent lives. Because the PNC is not meant to be a primary care facility, we do our best to help our patients take the necessary steps to finding a regular source of health care. Until this is achieved, however, we owe it to our patients to provide the best care we can in a professional manner.

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  • Assistance with MNsure and medical assistance applications
  • Homelessness counseling and housing information
  • Food support and food shelf information
  • Referrals to other community health resources not offered at PNC



  • Dental Referrals
  • Oral Health Assessments
  • Hygiene Supplies and Resources



  • Physical Exams
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Women’s reproductive health and exams
  • Contraception (birth control) and pregnancy counseling
  • Pediatric wellness visits
  • Treatment for a variety of chronic and acute conditions
  • Sports physicals
  • Medical Condition(s) Information Pamphlets Upon Request



  • Depression / Anxiety assessments
  • Interpartner violence counseling
  • Domestic abuse counseling



  • Healthy eating education (including diet counseling for diabetes and high blood pressure)
  • Weight management education
  • Smoking cessation



  • Blood tests (basic metabolic panel, hemoglobin A1c, lipid panels, etc.)
    • HIV
  • Point-of-care testing:
    • Blood glucose (blood sugar)
    • Pregnancy
    • Strep throat



  • Medication therapy management
  • Medication counseling
  • Naloxone Kits

We do our best to update our medication list on a regular basis.  Medications listed are not always in supply and are available on limited basis.  Prescription medications obtained at the PNC are free of charge.  We do not dispense medications for prescriptions written at other clinics or that were received elsewhere. 



  • Acute and chronic pain treatment
  • Balance Disorders
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Physical activity counseling



  • Improves mobility
  • Pain and fatigue management
  • Medication management
  • Improving ergonomics
  • Mental health management strategies
  • Promoting independence

SPECIALTY SERVICES (See Specialty Nights Tab for Dates)

  • Audiology
  • Dental
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Foot Care
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Women’s Health


Release of Information: To request that your records be sent to another clinic please call (612) 884 0376, fax your release of information form to (612) 884-0907, or mail your release of information form to:


University of Minnesota Physicians

Health Information Management

720 Washington Ave SE, Suite 200

Minneapolis, MN 55414


Or Email:

Clinic Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thu: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: Closed


Please enter from the side door on the East side of the building (along 15th Ave S).

  • Audiology
    • January 18th
    • February 15th
    • March 14th
    • April 11th
  • Dental
  • Dermatology
    • February 8th
    • April 11th
  • Diabetes
    • February 29th
    • April 25th
  • Foot Care
  • Ophthalmology
    • February 29th 
    • April 25th
  • Orthopedics
    • January 4th
    • March 7th
  • Pediatrics
    • January 11th
    • February 15th
  • Women’s Health
    • April 4th

View Specialty Nights Brochure

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Volunteer Eligibility

The PNC is an effort by the Academic Health Center, Social Work, and Law programs at the University of Minnesota, volunteer liability insurance extends only to students actively enrolled in these schools. Because of this, we are only able to allow U of M Academic Health Center, Social Work, and Law students to volunteer at the clinic at this time.

Please email with any questions about volunteering.

Time Commitment

We appreciate that our volunteers have busy schedules and so level of commitment can vary depending on the time volunteers have available. At a minimum, volunteers should plan to spend:

An average of 1 night per month in-clinic. Volunteers can expect to be in clinic from approximately 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
One role meeting per month. These meetings will begin in November and will address any changes in clinic policy specific to their role or any concerns volunteers have (average 1 hour each)

Becoming a Preceptor

We are always looking for new preceptors to help serve our patients. At PNC, we have medical preceptors, pharmacy preceptors, nursing preceptors, physical therapy preceptors, occupational therapy preceptors, nutrition preceptors, social work preceptors, audiology preceptors, and other specialty service preceptors. If you do not fit into one of these categories, please reach out and we can discuss what that may look like. You do not need to be a University of Minnesota employee to volunteer.

Please email with any questions about volunteering. 

Hours: Monday & Thursdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm (except holidays)

Phone: 612-724-1690

Fax: 844-607-4500


Address: 2742 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55407


44.9523488, -93.2541589


The Phillips Neighborhood Clinic started with the vision of Dr. John Song, an assistant professor of medicine and bioethics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Song saw an opportunity for students to help create and operate a free health care clinic for the uninsured and underinsured of Minneapolis and the surrounding communities. He soon found a passionate group of health professional students from the University of Minnesota who shared his vision. 

The early years of the clinic involved a struggle to find space and consistent sources of funding. In 2003, the clinic found a new home in the basement of Oliver Presbyterian Church and a new name: the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic (PNC). The clinic operated as a satellite clinic of the Community University Health Care Clinic (CUHCC) until 2006. During the 2006-2007 school year, the PNC underwent an organizational transition from a CUHCC satellite clinic to a joint partnership between the University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP) and the University of Minnesota Medical School. 
The clinic reopened in June 2007 under the medical direction of Dr. Brian Sick, an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and the Medical Director for the University of Minnesota’s Primary Care Center. Since 2007 the PNC has seen exciting progress in the diversity of services provided and the number of patients served. 
In 2009, the PNC was able to move from one night of services to two nights. This was an exciting change as the clinic was able to provide services to 1100 patients in 2009; more than double the 512 patients seen in 2008. In 2014, the PNC moved to its current location in the basement of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and now offers its services on Monday and Thursday evenings.

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