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What is Open Enrollment? The yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan. 2018 Open Enrollment runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. What is Special Enrollment? Life changing exceptions that allow you to enroll in insurance through MNSURE outside the Open Enrollment Period. You generally can enroll in a […] READ MORE

Golden Jubilee Celebration Breakfast

On October 19, we are celebrating our 50th anniversary. You will enjoy listening to the inspiring stories, watching as remarkable people and organizations are honored and eating a delicious breakfast with other community members committed to providing affordable healthcare for all. We are delighted to announce that television reporter Nina Moini from WCCO will emcee […] READ MORE

April 26, 2017 – Dr. Fred Lewis Memorial Gathering

April 18, 2017 On next Wednesday, April 26 from 11AM to 1PM, we will host and informal chance for people to gather in our conference room at 409 Dunlap for coffee, cake and some light lunch and juice to reflect and visit as we remember our friend and colleague, Dr. Fred Lewis. This will be […] READ MORE

Insurance Updates from MNsure

MNsure has adopted several major updates recently, with the hope of  helping Minnesotans across the state. As an official MNsure partner, Open Cities Health Center has trained MNsure Navigators available to answer questions and help with enrollment applications. Important care tips at OCHC: OCHC accepts all insurance OCHC does not turn patient away due to un-insurance […] READ MORE


Dr. Fred Lewis had his own practice and worked at Open Cities Health Center in St. Paul for 34 years, treating patients who didn’t have insurance, Angela Davis reports (2:33). WCCO 4 News at 6 – March 8, 2017       […] READ MORE