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About Southside

History and Services:

Southside Community Health Services was founded in 1971 by three volunteers to provide compassionate, high quality primary care to underserved individuals and families in the South Minneapolis community.

Collaboration. Integrity. Consistency. Southside is a full-service care clinic committed to providing exceptional and comprehensive health services in a professional, empowering and culturally competent setting. We offer a complete spectrum of outstanding care with services including medical, dental, vision and behavioral. Southside continues to rank nationally as Quality Leader for health services outcomes.

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Achieved best-in-class overall clinical performance among all U.S. health centers.


Improving the health of our patients and communities by delivering exceptional care, removing barriers and promoting healthy lifestyles.



Every member of Southside’s communities has the opportunity to lead a happy and productive life, built on a foundation of good health.


Our Values:
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We Care:  We value the safety and well-being of one another and strive to be good members of our community. As a community clinic we are part of the foundation and fabric of the communities we serve, treating people as if they are part of our families and bringing healing to our communities, one person at a time.


Strive for Excellence: As a learning organization we work to do better every day. We are champions for innovation, diversity, and equity. We provide experiences that exceed expectations and reflect the high quality of care that our community deserves.


Teamwork: We collaborate and share responsibility with each other and our patients.  We work together to achieve our mission and vision by ensuring the well-being of our community and providing continuous support. 


Inclusion: We celebrate diversity and inclusion.  We respect the individual and the power of community.  We seek to create an environment that inspires trust and safeguards dignity where we honor the traditions and heritage of the colleagues, patients, and communities we serve.  We strive to create an inclusive culture where all feedback is encouraged, heard, and respected.


Accountability: Our behaviors reflect our high standards of integrity. We hold one another accountable for our actions and decisions, even the unintended consequences, through kind and compassionate direction.

This website is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,048,912 with 63% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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