Ramsey County Health and Human Services
160 Kellogg Blvd E, St. Paul, MN, 55101
MinnesotaCare is a health insurance program for Minnesotans with low incomes.
Enrollees get health care services through a health plan. They can choose their health plan from those serving MinnesotaCare enrollees in their county.
MinnesotaCare is funded by a state tax on Minnesota hospitals and health care providers, federal Basic Health Plan funds, and enrollee premiums.
MinnesotaCare pays for a variety of services such as doctor visits, prescriptions and hospital stays. Coverage may be different for children, pregnant women, and other adults. Also, some services and prescriptions may require prior approval.
The information on this page does not cover all program rules. To find out if you qualify, you must apply to the program.
If your application is approved, you will get more details on covered services after you enroll in a health plan.
- Private pay
Who qualifies for the MinnesotaCare program?
There are rules about income, assets, employer insurance coverage and other factors.
To get coverage, you:
* Must be a Minnesota resident
* Must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the U.S.
* Must meet the income limit
* Must not be enrolled in or have access to Medicare Part A
* Must not be enrolled in Medicare Part B
* Must not be incarcerated, unless you are awaiting disposition of charges
Learn more about eligibility rules on the MinnesotaCare website
How to apply:
* Apply online through MNsure
* Fill out the paper application
* Call your county or tribal office to get a paper application if you can't print one
You may need to give proof of:
* Citizenship or immigration status
If you need help completing the application:
* Read the application FAQ online
* Phone: Call the Contact Center at (800) 657-3739
* In person: There may be a navigator or broker in your area who can help, or call (800) 657-3739 for more information.
* If you need help in a language other than English, tell them the language you need. They will get you help at no cost to you.
Most enrollees pay a monthly premium. Your premium amount is based on your family's income. The following enrollees have no premium:
* Children under age 21
* American Indian and Alaska Natives and their households
* Some military families. Members of the military who become eligible for MinnesotaCare within 24 months after completing active duty, and their households. This benefit is available to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve.
* People in a household with income less than 35 percent of the federal poverty limit
You may also need to pay copays or deductibles for certain services. See a summary of coverage and cost sharing. Coverage starts the first day of the month after you pay your premium.
7:30am - 5:45pm, Monday - Friday
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This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- Adult Foster Care (AFC) and Community Residential Setting (CRS) Licensing
- Adult Protective Services (APS)
- Apply for Waiver Programs
- Consumer Support Grant (CSG) Program
- County Programs for Families
- County Programs for Food Support
- County Programs for Health Care Financial Assistance
- County Programs for Income Assistance
- County Programs for People with Disabilities
- Emergency Assistance
- Family Support Grant (FSG)
- Find Substance Use Disorder Treatment
- Housing Support
- Information and Support - Homeless Resources
- MnCHOICES Assessment and Support Planning
- Social Security Advocacy Services
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NL-5000.8000State/Local Health Insurance Programs Definition
Programs that provide health insurance for people who do not qualify for Medicaid, do not have access to insurance provided by an employer or cannot afford privately purchased health insurance. Services covered by these programs vary by state but generally include hospitalization, physician services, emergency room visits, family planning, immunizations, laboratory and x-ray services, outpatient surgery, chiropractic care, prescriptions, eye exams, eye glasses and dental care. Other services may include alcohol and drug treatment, mental health services, medical and equipment and supplies and rehabilitative therapy. Eligibility requirements also vary. Included are state and/or local government health insurance programs which may be administered by the state or at the local level, and public/private partnerships between state and/or local government entities and health insurance companies or other private organizations. Health care is generally provided through participating managed care plans in the area.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.