Integrative Health Group Medical Visits at Hennepin Healthcare are a fulfilling way to approach your care with a focus on health and well-being from a holistic, integrative, functional medicine perspective. Download a summary of all of our current Group Medical Visits (PDF).
Please note Group Medical Visits are being offered as ONLINE video visits at this time unless otherwise stated. If you are interested in any one of these appointment series, scroll down to learn more, and how to contact us for more information and to schedule.
Integrative health group visits at Hennepin Healthcare are a fulfilling way to approach your healthcare in a supportive environment that focuses on health and well-being from a holistic, integrative, functional medicine perspective.
The practice of integrative medicine reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. (Siegen’s Medical Dictionary)
Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root cause of disease for each individual. (Institute of Functional medicine definition.)
Integrative health primary care providers at Hennepin Healthcare offers what we call personalized medicine, one-on-one and, in several series of group visit appointments. These Lifestyle-Based Group Medical Visits enhance your primary doctor appointments as you gain additional tools and skills to support you in taking charge of your health and wellbeing. View an article on group visits that features Whittier Clinic and other sites to get a feel for group visits.
What happens in a Group Visit?
A group visit is just like a visit with your doctor/provider. The difference is that the visit is with a group of people (average 10 – 16) together seeing the doctor/providers. Group Visits are about focusing on your health and wellness goals as it relates to your conditions and health concerns. In these longer appointments (1.5 – 2 hours), you can ask questions of the providers and learn from each other in the group and get support from your community. Each visit includes facilitated mindfulness and mind-body skills practices for wellbeing which you may choose to practice at home. Enjoy sharing about healthy snacks with recipes to replicate at home for making better food choices.
Schedule Group Visit Appointments if you:
- are a registered patient with Hennepin Healthcare (you do not have to have your primary doctor in the Hennepin Healthcare system. Call 612-873-8048 to register with Hennepin Healthcare.)
- are interested in holistic, integrative and functional health and wellbeing
- want community support from others, are able to manage being in a small group setting and plan to attend all appointments
- are covered by Medicaid/Medicare, Medical Assistance, Hennepin Healthcare / Hennepin County employee plans. Co-pays and deductibles apply similarly to a one-on-one level 2, 3 or 4 primary doctor’s visit. Check with your insurance provider as to whether your insurer covers seeing a primary provider at Hennepin Healthcare.