A newly announced partnership with a Coon Rapids community clinic soon will make reproductive health services available to students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
Starting in January, Nucleus Clinic will offer sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment as well as family planning services to students. The clinic will be housed on the Coon Rapids campus but will accept students from the school’s Cambridge campus.
It will be the first clinic of its type at a Minnesota community college, said Becky Fink, executive director of Nucleus Clinic.
The Coon Rapids-based nonprofit plans to staff its campus clinic with a nurse practitioner, who is tentatively slated to see students one day a week, Fink said. Students without insurance will be charged on a sliding-fee scale.
“We know there’s a big need,” Fink said, adding that the clinic will provide educational services as well.
More than 12,000 students attend Anoka-Ramsey Community College between its two campuses, officials said.