Hennepin County Medical Center’s Whittier Clinic is currently in the process of opening its brand new, state-of the-art medical facility which will provide access to multi-specialty care right in the neighborhood. The new clinic will replace the existing Family Medical Center, one of HCMC’s four neighborhood clinics.
The current clinic serves a 60 % Hispanic community, also providing help to African Americans and South East Asians. For 25 years Family Medical Center has served a number of patients in South Minneapolis. HCMC hopes the new clinic will better serve their already large patient base and potentially serve more of the immigrant populations in the area.
One of the big things the new clinic plans to provide is more space explained Jerry Potts, MD, Chief of Family Medicine at HCMC. “We had outgrown our facility, and if we didn’t do something, we would have eventually had to stop seeing new patients.”