Healthcare in MN
Where can I get discounted healthcare?
Many clinics in Minnesota provide healthcare even if you don’t have insurance or your insurance doesn’t cover the care you need. The cost of care at these clinics may be free, low-cost, or vary depending on your income. Springboard’s AAH Program offers vouchers to use towards care at our clinic partners in the Twin Cities and Lake Region. Here, you’ll find options for medical, dental, mental healthcare, acupressure, acupuncture and fitness.
You can find more low-cost clinics by clicking here (under the “Get Health Care” tab use the “Find a Health Center” feature) and, below, listed under “Additional Resources.” The types of care you’ll find at each clinic varies. If you’d like some help locating the care you need, email firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I find a clinic that accepts my health insurance?
Even though you have health insurance, it may not cover care at just any clinic. Your insurance company likely has a list of clinics that they work with. These are called “in-network” providers because they are within your health insurance’s network. Some plans still allow you to get care outside of these clinics (“out-of-network”), but you may end up paying more. Call the phone number on your health insurance membership card to ask how your health insurance works and where you can go for care.
Additionally, here’s some doctors that Springboard has partnered with on preventive health days and who have a special interest in caring for artists:
Fairview Clinic, Highland Park (St. Paul), Dr. Sam Hanson Willis
Mill City Clinic (Minneapolis), Dr. Jon Hallberg
HOPE Clinic (Duluth)
Phillips Neighborhood Clinic (Minneapolis)
Pillsbury House Clinic (Minneapolis). Chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy, medical services, counseling and health coaching.
Sage Cancer Screening program. A program run by the Minnesota Department of Health that provides free breast, cervical and/or colorectal cancer screenings for qualifying Minnesotans.
Salvation Army Good Samaritan Health Clinic (Rochester)
St. Mary’s Health Clinics (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Healthcare offered outside of a traditional clinic setting:
RetraceHealth. Visits at home, at work or online. Services include labs, tests, x-rays and prescribing medication.
Zipnosis. Visits online for common health issues (cough, sinus infections, etc). Clinicians can also prescribe basic medications, if medically indicated.
Spiritual care and meditation:
Marilyn Myo-O (St. Paul/Minneapolis)
University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing (Minneapolis)
Well Within (Woodbury). For those seeking to optimize their health in the face of cancer and other illnesses.
Everspring Health (Minneapolis). Part of Springboard’s AAH program.
Health Millennium (Saint Paul). Offers acupuncture and primary care. Does not accept insurance. Fees are listed on the website.
Jade Community Acupuncture Clinic (Winona)
Minnesota Community Acupuncture (Edina; Maplewood)
NE Community Acupuncture (Minneapolis)
Professional Acupuncture and Physical Therapy (Duluth)
Golden Sun Chiropractic and Wellness Center (Saint Louis Park): An initial chiropractic exam and report of findings, typically $145, is just $20 for artists through May 31, 2015. Email email@example.com for the coupon.
Prescription drug savings:
AIDS Drug Assistance program
FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Card
Minnesota Drug Card
Minnesota Rx Connect
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Target, Walmart, CVS, Kmart and Walgreens retailers also have prescription savings programs.