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Acute Care

The Acute Care Clinic can assist in the urgent same-day medical needs of adults. Acute care can provide care with a same or next-day appointment if you are unable to see their regular provider. The Acute Care Clinic is also able to refill many medications. Call the Connections Center at 612-873-6963 to help guide you to this clinic if it is the best place at the right time for the right reason.

Common conditions for Acute Care Clinic visits (but not limited to):

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Medication refills (NOT controlled substances such as opiates, benzodiazepines, ADHD meds)
  • Rashes and skin infections
  • Headaches
  • Upper Respiratory infections
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) exacerbations
  • Pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Missed menses
  • Urinary tract infections (including Pyelonephritis)
  • Kidney stones
  • Allergic conditions
  • Thyroid disease
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Gastrointestinal diseases (acid reflux, liver issues, acute stomach flu or abdominal pain, diarrhea, blood in stool)
  • Abscesses
  • New masses
  • Abnormal labs or imaging results discovered in the ED or primary care clinic setting
  • Fatigue

Hospital-based care

This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read the Frequently asked questions about hospital-based clinics to learn more.