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Service Info
Service:Medical Assistance (MA)
Agency:St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services
Location:320 W 2nd St, Government Services Center, Duluth, MN, 55802-1495 Map
Phone: (218) 726-2101

Service Description

Medical Assistance (MA) - Minnesota’s Medicaid program, the largest of the state’s three health care programs, is a joint federally/state-funded program which provides necessary medical services for low-income families, children, pregnant women, and people who are elderly (65 or older) or have disabilities.


The federal government requires that each state covers a basic set of services:
- Physicians’ services
- Ambulance and emergency room
- Inpatient and outpatient hospital care
- Early periodic screening, diagnosis, treatment (Child & Teen Checkups)
- Family planning
- Home health services for people 21 and older
- Lab, X-ray
- Nurse midwife
- Nursing facilities
- Family and certified pediatric nurse practitioner
- Rural health clinics


States can choose to include other services. Minnesota covers:
- Preventive health services
- Prescription drugs, including birth control
- Dental services
- Chiropractic services
- Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy

- Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition advice/food vouchers for pregnant women, infants and children
- Eye exams, glasses, hearing aids
- Transportation services
- Mental health treatment
- Alcohol and drug treatment

- Hospice care
- Home health care for those under 21
- Private-duty nursing
- Personal care services
- Group homes for people with developmental disabilities
- Prosthetics
- Podiatry

Features

Languages other than English
  • Accommodations provided to people with disabilities with reasonable notification

Eligibility

Must meet program rules and income and asset limits. Families is $10,000 for one person and $20,000 for a family of two or more. The asset limit for people age 65 or older or people with disabilities is $3,000 for one person, $6,000 for two people. Add $200 for each additional family member. The asset limit for the Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD) Program is $20,000. Must be Minnesota resident. Must be U.S. citizen or "qualified" non-citizen.

Application Instructions

To apply fill out and turn in a Minnesota Health Care Programs Application to your local county human services office. It is important to turn in your filled out application as soon as possible. Medical Assistance coverage may go back three months from the day you turn in your application.

Online Minnesota Health Care Programs Application: https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-3417-ENG

Minnesota Community Application Agents (MNCAAs) are organizations that are available to help people complete the Minnesota Health Care Programs application. For a list of MNCAAs by county go to: https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-5475-ENG

Each organization may have eligibility requirements. You may also contact your county for assistance.

Fees

Some enrollees are required to pay small co-pays.

Required Documents

  • all necessary bills or debts
  • income tax return
  • proof of assets
  • proof of disability
  • proof of household income
  • proof of immigration status (I-94)
  • proof of pregnancy
  • Social Security card/number

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

St. Louis County

Websites

http:/​/​www.​stlouiscountymn.​gov/​GOVERNMENT/​DepartmentsAgencies/​HealthHumanServices.​aspx

Telephones

Telephone types, numbers and hours

TypeNumberHours
Main (218) 726 - 2222
Toll Free (800) 450 - 9777
FAX (218) 726 - 2163

Last Update

4/14/2014

Statewide TTY Number

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