The Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) was founded in 1966 by the University of Minnesota as the first community health center in Minnesota. Throughout our existence, CUHCC has evolved our services but has always been committed to providing healthcare to those in need and clinical training for health sciences students and residents.
2013 - December
20th Anniversary celebration of Deinard Legal Clinic
2006 - January
CUHCC Governing Board approves new Mission, Vision, and Values
2003 - September
CUHCC hosts its first annual Open House
2001 - October
CUHCC celebrates its 35th anniversary
University hospitals merge into Fairview-University Medical Center; University of Minnesota retains CUHCC and annexes it to the Academic Health Center.
East African and Latino immigrant and refugee groups begin to settle into South Minneapolis.
CUHCC partners with law firm Leonard, Street and Deinard to offer pro-bono legal services to clients.
1991 - June
CUHCC moves to its current building on Bloomington Avenue
CUHCC merges with Health Etc., a clinic that provided medical and dental services on Bloomington and Lake Street
The first waves of Southeast Asian immigrants and other refugees settle into the neighborhood around CUHCC
The first waves of Southeast Asian immigrants and other refugees settle into the neighborhood around CUHCC.
CUHCC introduces an adult medical program in response to requests from the parents of pediatric patients. Services were made available through a sliding fee scale, pre-paid health care program.
Clinic employs community health workers to provide culturally appropriate health care to American Indians from the surrounding neighborhoods. At the time, Phillips neighborhood had one of the highest urban American Indian populations in the nation.
The Social Work Program at CUHCC expands into a full-fledged Mental Health Program with psychologists, psychiatrists, and social/mental health workers on staff to provide mental health services.
The University of Minnesota establishes CUHCC as a pilot project for pediatric health care to low-income families in the Phillips neighborhood. The clinic's services focus on providing comprehensive health care to all children from birth to 21 years of age that includes mental health and dental care.