March brings a bright new space for HealthFinders Collaborative as we have moved into our new Northfield clinic! In the true spirit of collaboration, we are sharing space with Northfield Hospital & Clinics Express Care Clinic (opening soon) and Sterling Pharmacy. Our new address is 701 Division St. S, Northfield MN. While the shared space is new, collaboration between the three partners in community health is solidly established. This unique space is a unique co-location in our region and speaks to the strength of our mutual partnership.
Sterling partners with HealthFinders to manage our Medication Assistance Program (MAP) in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Easier access to their skilled and knowledgeable pharmacy team will improve communication and improve patient care, and with HFC provides over 4,500 prescriptions to nearly 1,000 HFC patients each year.
Northfield Hospital & Clinics has played a critical role as a valued and vital partner since HealthFinders’ inception by providing donated lab and imaging services to many of our patients, and well as critical funding in support of our mutual mission. Both organizations have a shared mission and commitment to community health. Sharing space with their new Express Care Clinic team will improve the coordination of services and provide convenience for patients, advancing HFC’s innovative HealthRise program bringing emerging-practice community health workers to clinical care teams to prevent and control chronic disease.
HealthFinders is so grateful to our partners at Sterling and Northfield Hospital & Clinics for making this shared space possible, and we are committed to making the collaboration beneficial to all. The sheer proximity will create efficient synergies to develop new ways to work together. HealthFinders is excited to enter this new era of patient care as it aligns with our long-term goal to provide healthcare access for patients and to support better health and wellness in our community. We also hope to be able to expand our services on primary care, medication assistance, wellness education and advocacy as time goes on.
Our new Northfield offices are open from 9a.m. to 5p.m Monday to Friday and our clinic is open until 8p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We are so thrilled and optimistic to see what the future holds!