Health Information Clearinghouse Resource List - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Health Information Clearinghouse Resource List

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  • Cover All Kids Information on health coverage and preventive care for Minnesota's children and families Kids Count Children's Defense Fund Minnesota 651-227-6121.

Federal government sites

Health - Health Coverage

Free or Reduced Cost Health Care

  • Hennepin County
    formerly Assured Care, for Hennepin County residents who do not qualify for other public programs 612-348-6141
  • Centra-care
    320-240-3157 or 1-800-575-2982
  • Children's Defense Fund 651-227-6121
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, metro area 651-431-5940, TTY 888-206-6513
  • Essential Community Providers, for high-risk and special needs individuals and individuals with limited access to health care services
  • Community Health Service Inc. 218-236-6502 or 1-800-842-8693
    Minnesota Department of Health, Refugee Health Program Health Resources Directory for Diverse Cultural Communities 651-201-5414
  • Portico Healthnet, formerly Metro East Health Program, 651-603-5100, for residents of Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties who don't qualify for other public programs. Portico Healthnet Clinic Referral Line 651-489-2273 or toll free 1-866-489-4899 (Calls previously answered by the Neighborhood Health Care Network to assist callers looking for lower cost clinics.)
  • Sage Screening Program, formerly the Minnesota Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, 1-888-643-2584
  • United Way 2-1-1, formerly United Way - First Call for Help, Call 211 or 1-800-543-7709 to reach your local area. Twin Cities area can also use 651-291-0211. Provides information about and referrals for health services, health issues, counseling, child care, legal help, transportation, and more.

Lower Cost Dental Services

Lower Cost Prescription Drugs

  • The Minnesota Board on Aging, Senior LinkAge Line helps callers locate lower cost prescription drugs 1-800-333-3433.
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance Program 1-888-477-2669
  • Patient Assistance Programs you can link to yourself: Needymeds and Rxassist

Public Programs

Public Health Improvement Goals

  • Healthy People 2020 National public health improvement goals to achieve by 2020. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotions, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


  • Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Information and links to resources for older Americans and those who serve the aging.
  • Benefits CheckUp Information on more than 1,000 state and federal programs for older Americans. Site sponsor is the National Council on the Aging.
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Issues Hotline 1-800-633-4227
    • Processing of Medicare Part A claims, Noridian Administrative Services, 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
    • Processing of Medicare Part B claims, Wisconsin Physician Services, 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
    • For medical equipment and supplies problems/questions, Administar Inc., 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
  • Minnesota Board on Aging 651-431-2500 or 1-800-882-6262 Provides information and resources for seniors and caregivers.
  • Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213; Minneapolis office 612-870-2000
  • Senior LinkAge Line 1-800-333-2433 Provides health insurance counseling and referral resources for seniors.


  • Veterans Linkage Line 1-888-546-5838 (1-888-LINKVET), TTY: 1-800-627-3529. Provides veterans and family members with information or resources on veterans' benefits, claims, health care, counseling, and many other topics.

(Selected) Minnesota State Agencies

Other Resources

Updated Tuesday, 09-Aug-2022 12:50:18 CDT