Guide to Health Care Resources – This guide lists various programs or agencies that provide health care services or information about services or insurance in specific situations.
Children’s Defense Fund -MN Directory – Helps uninsured or poorly insured families with children understand some of their health care options. Clinics are listed by county. Many of the listed clinics provide service to adults as well.
Portico HealthNet – Refers callers to community clinics that were formerly part of the Neighborhood Health Care Network (NHCN) in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. The clinics provide a wide range of services including primary/preventive services, prenatal care, reproductive services, and dental care.
Minnesota Dental Association – Contact by website or phone, (612) 767-8400, for details about low-cost services including participating dental clinics.
University of Minnesota Dental Clinic– Supervised dental work at the University of Minnesota Dental Clinic is done by students in their last two years of dental school. For orthodontic work call (612) 625-6444.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services – Their fact sheet “Hearing Aid Financial Resources” lists organizations to contact for lower cost or free hearing aids and/or assistive listening devices. There are eligibility requirements
Disability Hub MN – Free statewide resource network that helps solve problems, navigate the system and plan for the future. You’ll discover options and tools for managing health, benefits, work, housing and more. Call the Disability Linkage Line at (866) 333-2466.
TEFRA – Helps families cover health care costs for their severely disabled children who would otherwise require institutional-level care. A component of Minnesota Medical Assistance.
Vision Loss Resources – State Services for the Blind serves the state of Minnesota. Call at (651) 539-2300.
DeafBlind Resources of Minnesota – Statewide resources for those that are deaf, blind or hard of hearing/ vision impaired. Call for more information (612) 362-8454
Medicare for Veterans – The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs recommends veterans enroll in Medicare when they turn 65, even if they have VA benefits. This comprehensive guide that coverage, eligibility, and more.
Tricare for Life – Information on what Tricare is, eligibility details, and how it works alongside Medicare.
Mental Health Resources
Hennepin County Crisis Resources –The Cope mobile crisis teams can come to where you are. The teams respond to anyone in the county who needs an urgent response. If the situation is life-threatening or you need immediate response call 911.
Conflict Resolution Center – This is a resource for residents that have a conflict with a neighbor or other interpersonal issue where more help or support is needed.
senior health Resources
Medicare –The federal government Centers for Medicare; Medicaid Services (CMS) assists callers by providing information about Medicare and answering questions. CMS takes complaints about Medicare Advantage and prescription drug (Part D) plans.
Senior LinkAge Line –A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors is a nonprofit telephone and referral service which is free to seniors and their families. They assist seniors with health insurance or Medicare-related questions and help seniors and others locate lower cost prescription drugs. They connect seniors with government agencies to get questions answered or problems resolved. Phones are answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions can also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.