Dakota Child and Family Clinic is a non-profit health care clinic in Burnsville, MN that serves the health needs of children and adults regardless of their ability to pay. DCFC was formed by a group of community members who were patients of the now closed Eagan Child and Family Care. In 2012, Eagan Child and Family Care was faced with some difficult options and considered closing down. The community responded in a way that the owners could not have anticipated and decided to form a Board of Directors and launch the community resource you know as Dakota Child and Family Clinic as it stands today.
The mission of the clinic is three-pronged: to serve the health needs of children and adults from Dakota County and the surrounding areas; to be a resource to the community; and to provide educational opportunities for health professionals. Care is modeled within the Nurse Practitioner framework of patient-centered, high quality, holistic, and culturally inclusive. Nurse practitioners focus on helping patients achieve optimum health, however that is defined for the individual.