Family Tree Clinic

FAQS


What is a Community Clinic?
How is Family Tree Clinic funded?
How Can I Help?
What Services Does Family Tree Clinic Provide?
What Educational Services Does Family Tree Clinic Provide?
What are Family Planning Services?
What Kinds of Medications and Supplies Can I Obtain Through FTC?
Who Does Family Tree Clinic Serve?
What Additional Patient Services Does Family Tree Clinic Provide?
What Will it Cost to Come to the Clinic?
Am I Eligible for Free Services?
Do I Need to be a Legal U.S. Resident to Come to Family Tree Clinic?
Do I Need an Appointment to be seen at FTC?
What health insurance plans do you accept?
What is the Clinic’s service area?

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What is a Community Clinic?

Community clinics help people who would otherwise not have access to health care. They charge patients a fee based on their income and ability to pay, and also provide free services. Community clinics focus their healthcare services to provide the best care for uninsured, underinsured, working poor, high-risk, and vulnerable populations. Basically, we help people who are often ignored by larger medical institutions.
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How is Family Tree Clinic funded?

Patient fees, the State of Minnesota, Ramsey County, private foundation grants, and individual donations.
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How Can I Help?

Become a patient! If you have health insurance or can pay out-of-pocket, you can utilize the services of the clinic and help offset the costs of those who are unable to pay. It’s a great way to get quality reproductive health care and give back to the community. Donate or volunteer! Both are excellent ways to support our critical and groundbreaking services.
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What Services Does Family Tree Clinic Provide?

We provide reproductive and sexual health services, as well as limited primary care (think Minute Clinic, but better). A full list of services can be found on our services page.
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What Educational Services Does Family Tree Clinic Provide?

Family Tree Clinic is committed to providing complete, accurate, factual, and developmentally appropriate information on human sexuality topics ranging from puberty to abstinence to contraception and pleasure. We conduct educational presentations in the community and in schools and we have an education program specifically for the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities.
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What are Family Planning Services?

Family planning is the utilization of pre-pregnancy services that involve preventing, spacing and achieving pregnancies, and assures that all people of reproductive age and their partners have access to services which allow them to have planned pregnancies and planned, healthy families.
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What Kinds of Medications and Supplies Can I Obtain Through FTC?

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Who Does Family Tree Clinic Serve?

Everybody. But if you want to break it down, we serve teens and adults seeking confidential, affordable, quality reproductive and sexual health care services, including uninsured, underinsured, working poor, high-risk, and vulnerable populations.
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What Additional Patient Services Does Family Tree Clinic Provide?

Family Tree Clinic provides American Sign Language (ASL) and foreign language translation services upon request. Our clinic is wheelchair accessible. Please use the elevator on the Dayton Avenue side of the building.
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What Will it Cost to Come to the Clinic?

We offer a sliding fee scale, which means that the amount patients are charged for services is based on their income. We are also able to offer some free services to eligible patients.
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Am I Eligible for Free Services?

Many patients who come to Family Tree Clinic are eligible for The Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP), which provides free family planning services, including free birth control and yearly exams. Call us (651-645-0478) to find out if you are eligible!

Additionally, many uninsured and under-insured women ages 40 and older are eligible for free cervical and breast cancer screening services including breast checks, mammograms, and yearly exams through the Sage Screening Program.
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Do I Need to be a Legal U.S. Resident to Come to Family Tree Clinic?

No. Patients can receive services regardless of their residency status.
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Do I Need an Appointment to be seen at FTC?

Pregnancy testing and all options counseling is provided on a walk-in basis. And it’s free. For our other services, we offer limited same-day or next-day appointments. Give us a call 651-645-0478.
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What health insurance plans do you accept?

If you have insurance and you would like us to bill them for your visit we can certainly do that. We recommend you always check with your insurance provider to make sure they will cover visits at Family Tree Clinic. If coverage is through your parent’s policy, your parents will receive a copy of the charges from the insurance company.
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What is the Clinic’s service area?

Family Tree Clinic mainly serves the Twin Cities Metropolitan area as well as western Wisconsin and greater Minnesota. But we are able to serve anyone who walks through our doors.
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