Health Care Assistance

Financial Assistance
Minnesota Health Care Programs:

The Affordable Care Act requires most people to apply through the MNSure Health Care Exchange website.  MNsure is a place where Minnesotans can find health care coverage that best fits their needs and budget.

The following population should not apply through MNSure, but should contact  their local county office where they reside or contact other resources to apply or to get more information:
  • People applying for long term care services, including nursing home or assisted living services may apply using the MN Health Care Programs Application for Payment of Long Term Care Services (DHS 3531).
  • Women applying for MA for Breast or Cervical Cancer (MA-BC) must use the MN Health Care Programs Application for Breast and Cervical Cancer Coverage Group (DHS 3525).
  • People applying for coverage of family planning services and supplies only may continue to apply, using the MN Family Planning Program Application (DHS 4740).
  • Seniors with Medicare coverage can complete the MA Application for Certain Populations (DHS 3876).

Families and Children Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP) Health Plan Choices by County Effective January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021:

Safe At Home (SAH) Program is a Minnesota address confidentiality program that assists survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by providing a substitute address for people who move or are about to move to a new location unknown to their aggressors. The Minnesota Secretary of State’s office administers this program. If you are a participate of this program, please notify your worker right away. Your information is kept confidential and we will work with you regarding notices, delays in getting your mail, etc. For more information on the Safe at Home Program, including information about finding a shelter, or enrolling in the program please visit their website at

If you would like to pick up a health care application, have one mailed to you, emailed to you, or if you need more information, please contact our office right away.

Medical Transportation Services: 
Pine County contracts with one of the nation’s most experienced and qualified non-emergency medical transportation  (NEMT) broker MTM. MTM arranges and authorizes all medical transportation needs for Pine County residents  who are currently on Medical Assistance.
Medical Transportation Management (MTM)
Phone number: 866-467-1724

Biennial Health Care Access Services Plan:
Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31 2021

If you have any questions, please contact our agency by phone 320-216-4100/320-591-1570 or email