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Martin County Center: (507) 238-4757
Faribault County Center: (507) 526-3265
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Martin County Center: (507) 238-4757
Faribault County Center: (507) 526-3265

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Health Care Programs

People who live in Minnesota may qualify for Minnesota Health Care Programs.  You must meet eligibility rules including income limits.

Medical Assistance is Minnesota’s Medicade program for people with low income.    To get coverage you must:

  • Be a Minnesota resident
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or a qualifying noncitizen
  • Provide a Social Security number for each person requesting assistance
  • Meet the income guidelines and asset limit, if any
  • Meet any other program rules

Medical Assistance pays for a variety of services like doctor visits, prescriptions and hospital stays.  Some services and prescriptions may require prior approval.

For some members, there are no cost, but others may have to pay a portion of the cost of service.  This may include copays, deductibles or spenddowns.

MinnesotaCare is a health care program for Minnesotans with low incomes.  To get coverage you must:

  • Be a Minnesota resident
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or lawfully present in the U.S.
  • Meet the income limit
  • Must not be enrolled in or have access to Medicare A
  • Must not be enrolled in Medicare Part B
  • Must not be incarcerated, unless you are awaiting disposition of charges

**You cannot qualify for MinnesotaCare if you can get or are enrolled in certain types of coverage.  You must apply to see whether you qualify.

MinnesotaCare pays for a variety of services like doctor visits, prescriptions and hospital stays.  Coverage may be different for children, pregnant women and other adults.  Some services and prescriptions may require prior approval.

What does coverage cost?

Most enrollees pay a premium.  Your premium amount is based on your family’s income and household size.

When does coverage start?

Coverage starts the first day of the month after you pay your premium.

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How do I apply?