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Medical and Health Programs

Resources that help families cover medical and health expenses.

Minnesota health care programs include:

These programs may help pay for all or part of your 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.


Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
CHIP provides coverage to 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 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.

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