Our Mission

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.

Serving Health Needs of the Community

We provide care for babies through older adults, and everything in between! We provide primary care, medication management, sick visits and more from our clinic in Burnsville. Please see the care team page to learn about our providers and staff!

Resource for the Community

We provide a sliding fee scale for those who are uninsured or underinsured. Free care is also offered through our partnerships with Mission Outpost and various grant funded endeavors. We are currently offering no cost mental health care with two providers at DCFC. A variety of support groups operate out of our clinic, and change with the needs of the community.

Educational Opportunities

We support medical students by giving them an opportunity to work with the providers and staff to gain hands-on experience in the field. Students are able to see the entire process from intake through visits to develop a deeper understanding of the health needs of patients. During the pandemic, we collaborated with local schools to provide clinical hours to students using our COVID-19 testing site. 

Come and see what we are all about!

Health Care for People. Not for Profit.