Park Nicollet Foundation: Community Connectivity

 
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Park Nicollet Foundation
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
952-993-5023
foundation@parknicollet.com

With the help of generous donors and community partners, Park Nicollet Foundation is uniquely able to support programs and people within the Park Nicollet family, and assist our community partners. Here is a sampling of the unique programs and services we support.

Caring Canines

Therapy dogs bring a sense of normalcy and comfort, relaxing patients and bringing down blood pressure. Most days at Methodist Hospital, you can find our four-legged friends offering comfort to patients of all ages in telemetry, oncology, neurology and hospice. Caring Canine volunteer teams, consisting of one human handler and one therapy dog, are evaluated and registered by Pet Partners. To request a Caring Canines visit, get approval from your nurse and care team, then call Volunteer Services at 952-993-5086

Donate to Caring Canines

Park Nicollet Sponsored Clinics

We offer no-charge healthcare to children infancy through high school at our community clinics in Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, St. Louis Park and Wayzata. No-charge and low-cost dental and mental health care is available by appointment at select clinics. Participating families include those who are unable to afford healthcare, are new to the area or have sensitive healthcare needs. Walk-in visitors are welcome at all locations. All clinics are operated in partnership with local school districts and funded by Park Nicollet Foundation.

Brooklyn Center Health Resource Center
Brooklyn Center High School
6500 Humboldt Avenue N
Brooklyn Center, MN
763-561-2120, ext. 5100
Open 1:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
Consent form (PDF)
Brochure (PDF)

Central Clinic
Central Community Center
6300 Walker Ave.
St. Louis Park, Minn.
952-993-1100
Open 1 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Consent form necessary
Junior/senior high consent form (PDF)
Infant-young child consent form (PDF) 

Diamondhead Clinic
Diamondhead Education Center
200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Suite 106
Burnsville, Minn.
952-707-4171
Open 1 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
Junior/senior high consent form (PDF)
Infant-young child consent form (PDF)

Wayzata Community Clinic
250 Central Ave., Suite 206
Wayzata, Minn.
952-993-2870
Open 1 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays
Wayzata consent form (PDF)

Growing Through Grief

The Program

Growing Through Grief offers grief support and education to children who have experienced the death of a loved one. The program provides grief support groups, individual counseling, continuing education for staff and the community, peer helper training and more. For more information, call 952-993-6209.

School districts currently receiving Growing Through Grief services include:

  • Apple Valley-Rosemount-Eagan
  • Burnsville
  • Chaska-Chanhassen
  • Edina
  • Hopkins
  • Minneapolis
  • Minnetonka
  • Mound-Westonka
  • Osseo-Maple Grove
  • Prior Lake-Savage
  • St. Louis Park
  • Wayzata

The family of Katy McCourtney, in cooperation with her school, other families, Methodist Hospital Hospice and Park Nicollet Foundation, established the program. Upon Katy's death at age 29, her family wanted to establish a living memorial to what was important to her. Katy's love of children, combined with the grief she felt at the death of her father, led to a memorial to help children deal with grief.

Hope Heals. A Journal of Love, Loss and Memories

Hope Heals is a keepsake journal created for teenagers and adults who have lost a loved one. This journal was created out of an appreciation and understanding of how difficult and life changing it is to experience the death of a loved one. The book serves as a tool to discover growth and strength in the midst of the pain. Elements of the book were first used in group and individual grief counseling sessions as part of Park Nicollet Foundation's Growing Through Grief program. This book provides a place to write details of a loved one's death and memories of their life, along with thoughts and feelings that are part of the healing process.

Buy the book at shop.parknicollet.com.

St. Mary's Health Clinics

Park Nicollet partners with St. Mary’s Health Clinics to provide medical care for people who are in transition due to unemployment, unaffordable insurance coverage or working in low-paying jobs without medical benefits. St. Mary’s staff screens patients for eligibility and refers them to St. Mary’s Health Clinics or Park Nicollet Clinics. Call 651-287-7777 for appointments, eligibility requirements and program information.

Participating Park Nicollet Clinic locations

  • Brookdale
  • Chanhassen
  • Creekside
  • Eagan
  • Golden Valley
  • Maple Grove
  • Minnetonka (Shorewood)
  • Plymouth
  • St. Louis Park
  • Wayzata

No Shots, No School Immunization Initiative

Minnesota law (PDF) requires immunizations, or written proof of exemption, for school-age children to attend school. Park Nicollet Foundation collaborates with school districts to have all children immunized. Park Nicollet Clinics, All About Children Pediatrics, selected Fairview Clinics, South Lake Pediatrics, and Southdale Pediatrics offer enhanced access for children needing immunizations as part of the No Shots, No School program, which is available August and the first two weeks of September. Participating school districts encourage parents to schedule appointments with a primary care doctor early to ensure required immunizations are given and documented well in advance of starting school. It takes at least four months to complete the Hepatitis B series.

No Shots No School Program

  • Provides immunization-only visits on a same-day appointment basis
  • Immunizes children without a doctor visit or preventive care exam at the time of immunization
  • Immunizes children not previously established as patients with the clinic
  • Provides immunizations to children with no direct charge to families

Requirements for No Shots, No School Program

  • All children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Bring a copy of the child's past immunization records
  • Bring a copy of the Barrier-free immunizations form (PDF)

Participating school districts

  • Bloomington
  • Brooklyn Center
  • Burnsville-Eagan-Savage
  • Chaska
  • Columbia Heights
  • Eden Prairie
  • Edina
  • Fridley
  • Hopkins
  • Lakeville
  • Lincoln International High School
  • Minneapolis
  • Minnetonka
  • Osseo
  • Prior Lake-Savage
  • Quest Academy
  • Robbinsdale
  • Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan
  • St. Louis Park
  • St. Michael-Albertville
  • Shakopee
  • South St. Paul
  • Waconia
  • Wayzata
  • Westonka

Participating providers by county

In addition to Park Nicollet clinics, local county and city public health clinics also provide immunization services.

Healthy Community Collaboratives

Park Nicollet Foundation regularly convenes collaborative groups to discuss issues and topics affecting residents in the community. These meetings are held at different locations throughout Park Nicollet's service area. Here are some examples.

  • Children First
  • Dakota County Health Community Collaborative
  • Meadowbrook Collaborative
  • Northwest Hennepin Healthy Community Partnership
  • St. Louis Park Successful Aging Initiative
  • Scott County Health Community Collaborative
  • Wayzata Partners