Hennepin County Medical Center is expanding its presence in downtown Minneapolis with a new ambulatory clinic and surgery center in Elliot Park. Submitted image.

Hennepin County Medical Center is expanding its presence in downtown Minneapolis with a new ambulatory clinic and surgery center in Elliot Park. Submitted image.

HCMC to open North Loop clinic, pharmacy

Updated: May 3, 2016 - 9:28 am

Hennepin County Medical Center is opening a new clinic and pharmacy in the North Loop.

HCMC will open the full-service pharmacy and clinic on the first floor of the Tractor Works building in the bustling North Loop neighborhood.

“North Loop is the fastest growing residential neighborhood in Minneapolis and the people who live there have been asking for a local clinic and pharmacy to serve their health care needs,” said HCMC CEO Jon Pryor in a statement. “This new clinic will do that, and serve a broader need for several sought-after specialties for people who live and work in the area.”

The clinic will feature online scheduling; personal electronic medical records; and nutrition, wellness and fitness programming, according to a news release. The facility will offer primary care, acupuncture services, in addition to care and specialties in dermatology, chiropractic, women’s health and sports medicine care.

HCMC continues to expand its presence in downtown Minneapolis. HCMC broke ground on a major $220 million ambulatory clinic and surgery center last fall that will consolidate 40 clinics into a 377,000-square-foot building as part of its Elliot Park campus. That expansion will open in early 2018.

“Between the new North Loop Clinic and our main campus we are able to meet every health care need of downtown residents, workers and visitors,” said Scott Wordelman, HCMC’s senior vice president of ambulatory care and support services. “People can stay in one system to get the full continuum of care, and it’s all located close to where they live or work.”

The clinic and pharmacy will open later this year at 800 Washington Ave. N.

  • http://paulprins.net Paul Prins

    This is a huge deal. It was an source of amazement to me that with thousands of residents living/working in the North Loop that the closest pharmacies were CVS/Target/Lunds/Walgreens – none of which were within reasonable walking distance from the NL (especially if you were sick). Glad to see HCMC embrace the other side of downtown.

    Oh, and it is going to be First floor of 800 Washington Avenue North.