About Us


Exterior of CUHCC buildingCommunity-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) opened its doors in 1966 to provide primary care services to children and low income families in South Minneapolis.

CUHCC is a federally qualified health center and also a department within the University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center. The clinic offers medical, dental, mental health, advocacy, legal, and other programs.

CUHCC serves nearly 11,000 patients a year through over 55,000 visits annually. The patient population comes from over 12 different racial and ethnic groups that span five continents.

CUHCC provides medical care, dental care, mental health care, legal, advocacy for domestic abuse and sexual assault, and much more—all in one place.


To seek health equity in our community by advancing the well-being of diverse people.


We will be an organization known for excellence in community health care for diverse populations.


  • Welcoming all people, with an emphasis on providing care to underserved and vulnerable residents of South Minneapolis communities
  • Culturally competent care that builds upon patient and family strengths
  • Partnerships with patients, families, communities and the University of Minnesota
  • Participatory evaluation to improve programs
  • Educating prospective health providers in delivering care to the community

At CUHCC we're transforming urban health care and educating the next generation of healthcare professionals.

50 years at the Community-University Health Care CenterCelebrating 50 years

CUHCC was founded in 1966 by the University of Minnesota as the first community health center in Minnesota. Join us in celebrating our half century of commitment to providing healthcare to those in need and clinical training for health sciences students and residents.