Medical and Health Programs
Resources that help families cover medical and health expenses.
Minnesota health care programs include:
- Medical Assistance
- Minnesota Family Planning Program
- Home and Community-Based Service Waivers
- Medicare Savings Programs
These programs may help pay for all or part of your family's health care costs if you:
- Do not have insurance
- Cannot get affordable health insurance through a job
- Have a disability or chronic condition and need help paying for care and services to stay in your home
- Need help paying for care in a nursing home, hospital, or other medical facility
- Have other insurance or Medicare, but need help paying the premiums, deductibles, and copays, or need services not covered
For assistance call 855.366.7873 or apply online by going to the MNsure website, Minnesota’s online health insurance marketplace. Paper applications are available in English, Hmong, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese on the Department of Human Services website.
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
CHIP provides no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children from families with low- to moderate-incomes. Like Medicaid, it is jointly funded and administered by the state and the federal government. Children can receive routine check-ups, immunizations, dental care, prescription medications, and hospital care. You may qualify even if your children have been turned down in the past.
Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC)
C&TC is Minnesota’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program. It covers children from birth through age 20 who are enrolled in Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare. A visit often meets the health checkup requirements for school, Head Start, the WIC Program, child care, camps, and sports participation physicals. For more information, contact your county human services, public health, or tribal health agency.