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Minnesota Health Care Programs

Does your child have health insurance?  If not, help may be available.

Minnesota Health Care Programs have free and low-cost health insurance for children and families who qualify.  Income is one factor for qualifying.  Other rules and limits apply.  For more information check the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Children’s Health Coverage Programs in Minnesota

Medicaid and CHIP provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in Minnesota. Even if your children have been turned down in the past or you don’t know if they qualify, you may be able to get health coverage for them now.

Medicaid and CHIP provide health coverage for children so that they can get routine check-ups, immunizations and dental care to keep them healthy. They can also get doctor visits, prescription medications and hospital care when they’re sick, and much more.

How to Get Started

Call 1-800-657-3629 to talk to someone in Minnesota or check out the state websites below.

Medicaid/CHIP information in Minnesota:

If your child is not enrolled in a Minnesota Health Care Program, contact your local social service agency to apply.

Getting Dental Care

Your child needs to have Medicaid or CHIP coverage in order to get dental benefits. Once your child has coverage through Medicaid or CHIP, he or she can get dental care. Find information about dental care in Minnesota here: