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HCMC North Loop Clinic To Open Next Week

The new location will offer primary care as well as several specialty and integrative health care services.

Hennepin County Medical Center will open its eighth “neighborhood” clinic next Monday in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis.

The 6,300-square-foot North Loop Clinic and Pharmacy is located in the Tractor Works Building (800 Washington Avenue North) and will offer primary care, dermatology, allergy and women’s health services. The clinic will also offer chiropractic care and acupuncture.

In a blog post last year, HCMC said the new clinic would blend “high tech and high touch” by offering online scheduling, electronic medical records and programming for wellness, nutrition and fitness.

“We’re excited to make our health care and pharmacy services available to people who live and work in the vibrant North Loop area,” clinic medical director Dr. Jane Hess said in a statement. “We look forward to partnering with our new neighbors to achieve and maintain their health care goals.”

The organization announced the new clinic last April, citing requests from residents. The North Loop is one of the city’s fastest growing and most affluent neighborhoods.

“Between the new North Loop Clinic and our main campus, we are able to meet every health care need of downtown residents, workers and visitors,” Scott Wordelman, senior vice president of ambulatory care and support services, said. “People can stay in one system to get the full continuum of care, and it’s all located close to where they live or work.”

Despite the opening of a new location, the county-owned medical center has struggled recently. Late last month, HCMC laid off 131 workers—about 2 percent of staff—citing $20 million in annual losses with larger deficits expected in the future.

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