What it Covers

If you get MinnesotaCare, it will pay for a broad range of medical services, including all services that the government considers Essential Health Benefits (EHBs).

You get MinnesotaCare through a health plan in your area. If you’re not sure if a particular service is covered by MinnesotaCare, or if it requires prior authorization, ask your health plan.

Here is a list of the main services that MinnesotaCare provides:

  • Alcohol and drug treatment
  • Chiropractic care
  • Dental care (limited for nonpregnant adults)
  • Doctor/clinic visits
  • Emergency room care (ER)
  • Eyeglasses
  • Family planning services
  • Hearing aids
  • Home care
  • Hospice care
  • Hospital services (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Immunizations and vaccines
  • Interpreter services
  • Lab and X-rays
  • Licensed birth center services
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Medical transportation (access, ambulance and special; only in emergencies for adults)
  • Mental health care
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Prescriptions and Medication Therapy Management
  • Rehabilitative therapy

MinnesotaCare does not provide some disability-related services, such as Personal Assistance Services. If you have a disability, find out if you qualify for MA for people with disabilities. Contact your local county human services agency for more information.