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  • Crow Wing County Community Services
    204 Laurel St, Brainerd, MN 56401-3547
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Service:Medical Assistance (MA)
Agency:Crow Wing County Community Services
Location:204 Laurel St, Brainerd, MN, 56401-3547 Map
Phone: (218) 824-1239

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


Building Accessibility
  • Accessible main entrance (zero step approach)
  • Accessible public restroom
  • Designated disability parking
Languages other than English
  • Accommodations provided to people with disabilities with reasonable notification
  • Translator services


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:

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:

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


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

Crow Wing County




Telephone types, numbers and hours

Main (218) 824 - 1240
Toll Free (888) 772 - 8212Business hours
FAX (218) 824 - 1141Business hours
Financial Assistance Info (218) 824 - 12508am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Health Services (218) 824 - 1080
TDD (218) 824 - 1140

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