COVID-19 Testing

Learn more about St. Mary’s Health Clinics involvement in and opportunities for testing for COVID-19.

St. Mary’s Receives Grant from Commission de Salud Fronteriza Mexico-Estados Unidos

St. Mary’s Health Clinics is the recipient of the Models of Excellence Grant from the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission for their exemplary work with patients and partnership with the Ventanilla de Salud. The funds will help assist with further COVID-19 needs and furthering its mission.

MPR Coverage

On October 8, Minnesota Public Radio ran a story about COVID-19 testing in underserved communities. St. Mary’s very own Cristina Flood Urdangarin and Rosalinda Alle are quoted in the article, check it out!

Long-Standing Mistrust Threatens to Hamper Testing in MN Communities Most Vulnerable to COVID

Susan Gehlsen, St. Mary’s Health Clinics Director, adds:

“I credit the SMHC staff and volunteers for the many years of providing services for the underserved that have resulted in the development of trusted, strong and supportive relationships within our Twin Cities Latinx community.  When there are specific health care issues related to our Latinx neighbors, the state and county health departments, the Mexican Consulate, churches, and other other health care entities look to SMHC for assistance in helping to meet specific health care needs.  The above link is one example of how SMHC provides care to the greater Latinx community through outreach services.  The entire SMHC staff supports and shares in these efforts in some capacity…it takes a village!  We are proud of making a difference and serving those in need!”

October 12th, 2020