Central Lutheran Church
333 S. 12th Street
- Mondays & Thursdays: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Sign up)
- Martin Luther King Day
- President’s Day
- Monday following Easter
- Labor Day
- First 2 weeks in July
- The first week in August
- Memorial Day
- Two weeks over Christmas and New Year’s
The Augsburg Central Health Commons (ACHC) is the first health commons location started by Augsburg University’s Department of Nursing in 1992. The ACHC is made possible due to an ongoing partnership with Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis. This nurse-led drop-in center is focused on meeting people where they are to respond to any expressed felt need of those who visit, especially as it pertains to health. We are dedicated to building relationships based on mutual benefit and understanding with those who utilize our space. Anyone looking for diapers, hygiene supplies, one-on-one nurse consultations, or just to have a place to sit and rest are welcome. Volunteers often spend time visiting with members of the community distributing donations and setting up the space. Faculty, students, and volunteers also provide basic care such as blood pressure checks or basic foot care. The hope is that the moments here can allow guests to address their health needs as they deem necessary, and the work can lead to addressing health inequities and foster healing.
student sign-up + volunteer
If the Augsburg Central Health Commons experience is part of your coursework at Augsburg University, you can view our shift schedule here! If you are a volunteer interested in working at the Health Commons, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you about future opportunities. We do not take students from outside institutions that need required service-learning hours or public health clinical experiences to fulfill course work due to our limited space.
*Need more help signing up for a shift? What this video to learn more!
Attire: Please dress causally when visiting this Health Commons. Jeans and tennis shoes are appropriate. No scrubs or white coats. And, we will have stethoscopes available for you!
Directions + parking
The Augsburg Central Health Commons is located at Central Lutheran Church. Free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the church by validation (not the convention center ramp). Please bring your ticket in to the Health Commons. Central Lutheran Church is located across the street from the Minneapolis Convention Center at 333 South Twelfth Street Minneapolis MN 55404.