Looking for a healthcare provider, health insurance or wellness resources? Check out our Directory of Health and Wellness Resources below. Springboard for the Arts doesn't provide healthcare services or make direct referrals, but we have assembled this list of actively updated directories, professional organizations and resources by trusted, arts-focused partners. Please feel free to contact us for advice on locating someone to help you out.
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Health Insurance Resources
Portico helps uninsured Minnesotans enroll in health insurance and navigate the complicated health care system. Their certified MNsure Navigators provide free, personalized assistance and help clients find the most affordable coverage for their family. You can contact Portico directly.
Community organizations such as Springboard for the Arts can confidently refer clients to Portico for help in understanding their health insurance options and assistance with the MNsure application. If you'd like us to help make a referral, please contact Andy at email@example.com or call/text at (651) 294-0907.
MNsure-certified navigators are trained experts at local, trusted community organizations. You can use a navigator to help you fill out your application and enroll in coverage. They can also help with coverage renewals, report changes to your account and provide enrollment follow-up. Services from MNsure-certified navigators are always free. Find a navigator in your region. The map is available in six languages as a PDF file: English, Hmong, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Are you an entertainment professional in search of or confused by health insurance? The Entertainment Community Fund is dedicated to keeping the entertainment community healthy and capable of pursuing their chosen careers—through personalized health insurance counseling provided nationally, guidance and enrollment support.
Working from offices in New York and Los Angeles, their experienced staff provides health insurance counseling nationwide, including individual consultations and an extensive database of nationwide health care and insurance resources. Get in touch to find out more.
Springboard for the Arts has assembled a Frequently Asked Questions page to answer common questions about health insurance, terminology, free and discounted plans, MNSure, insurance brokers, finding a navigator, and many other topics, in clear and easy to understand language. This is a good place to begin if you're considering your options for the first time, or re-acquainting yourself with purchasing health insurance for the first time in a few years.
Health and Wellness Resources in Minnesota
State and County Public Healthcare Programs Assistance
Most counties in Minnesota offer assistance with health insurance registration, medical emergencies and other basic needs. See a list of all public health care programs by county here.
Some counties have assistance programs directed to artists and creative self-employed individuals specifically. Where those resources exist, we will highlight them below:
Dakota County METS Health Care Team (for Dakota County residents)
Community Health Centers
The Minnesota Health Centers page maintains a directory of community health centers across the state. "Minnesota’s community health centers offer a broad range of services regardless of your ability to pay. Whether you have insurance or not, we will work with you to make sure the high quality care you receive is affordable through a sliding fee discount program."
Also see the MN Low-Cost Health Care Directory, a list of low-cost or free physical, mental and dental health care clinics, compiled by Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota to help uninsured and underinsured Minnesotans find access to affordable health care.
Twin Cities Metro
There are over a dozen community health centers in Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding suburbs. See a full list here.
Northeast Minnesota / Arrowhead
Scenic Rivers Health Services
Locations in Big Falls, Bigfork, Cook, Eveleth, Floodwood, Northome and Tower
Open Door Health Center
Mankato and Jordan (dental)
Community Health Service, Inc.
Community Health Service, Inc.
Moorhead, Crookston, and Grafton, ND
Community Health Service, Inc.
Indian Health Services
The Bemidji Area Office (BAO) of the Indian Health Service provides service and support to 34 Federally-recognized Tribes and 4 Urban Indian Health programs located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Indian Health Board of Minneapolis is located in Minneapolis, MN. Tribes in the Bemidji Area include Ojibwe (Chippewa), Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Mohican, Oneida, Odawa, Potawatomi, and Sioux.
The BAO operates 3 Federal/direct service programs on behalf of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians and the White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota:
Minnesota Dental Association
A list of resources for low-cost dental care in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.
Donated Dental Services (DDS), Dental Lifeline Network
Applications for free dental services for those over 65 years of age, permanently disabled and/or in need of medically necessary dental care, outside of Anoka, Beltrami, Benton, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Dakota, Fillmore, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Lac Qui Parle, Le Sueur, Mille Lacs, Otter Tail, Pine, Renville, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, St. Louis, Stearns, Steele, Todd, Waseca and Wright Counties, unless you have documentation from a physician.
Twin Cities Metro
Family Tree Clinic is a St. Paul-based reproductive and sexual health care clinic. They offer sliding-scale birth control without an exam, low-cost and no-cost Rapid HIV testing for uninsured patients, comprehensive STI testing and treatment, urinary and vaginal infection testing and treatment, annual exams, Pap tests, birth control, including IUDs and Implanon (arm implants), emergency contraception, breast/chest exams and mammogram referrals, limited primary care services and more.
The SPIRAL Collective is a chronically ill, disabled, queer, trans, BIPOC-centered full spectrum reproductive + healing justice and care work nonprofit. We accomplish this by providing trauma-informed, client + healing centered practical abortion support, community-based education, and culture/narrative shifting practice.
Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care, sex education, and information in Minnesota and nationwide. In the Twin Cities, health centers are located in Apple Valley, Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Richfield, St. Paul and Woodbury.
WE Clinic is the only abortion provider in Northern Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Since 1981 we have been providing sexual, reproductive, and abortion services as Women’s Health Center, and starting in 2019, as WE Health Clinic.
Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care, sex education, and information in Minnesota and nationwide. In Northeast MN, health centers are located in Duluth.
offers high-quality affordable abortion care and family planning services to the Fargo-Moorhead area, all of North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota and South Dakota.
Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care, sex education, and information in Minnesota and nationwide. In Northeast MN, health centers are located in Moorhead and Bemidji.
Our Justice is an abortion fund providing direct financial and logistical support for people seeking abortion care.
Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care, sex education, and information in Minnesota and nationwide.Health centers are located in the following regions:
Black Mental Health Resources
These are resources that have been collected by Imara Health and Wellness, PLLC.
Dissonance aims to curate a directory of clinicians and organizations that are comfortable working with creative individuals and who support our mission to examines the intersection of creativity and wellbeing, working to create safe spaces, smash social stigmas, and shape education and business practices relating to mental health, addiction, and compassion in the arts.
Latinx Therapists Action Network
LTAN is an online platform and network of Latinx mental health practitioners honoring and affirming the dignity and healing of migrant communities marginalized by criminalization, detention, and deportation.
AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
The medication program provides HIV-related medications to people living in Minnesota with HIV. These medications treat HIV disease or conditions associated with HIV. This program may help you if you are not eligible for medication coverage through programs like Medicaid or MinnesotaCare, or have medication coverage through Medicare Part D and need help to pay medication copays and deductibles.
Minnesota Drug Card
Minnesota Drug Card is a free, privately supported statewide discount prescription assistance program.
FamilyWize is a provider of prescription discounts, drug coupons and a prescription discount card. Their prescription discounts are pre-activated, ready-to-use and free.
NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.
Wellness and Healing
Minnesota Healing Justice Network
The Minnesota Healing Justice Network is an intergenerational community of healers and cultural workers that center black and brown wellness through mutual aid, holistic care, and solidarity work. Includes a referral list of Minnesota-based IBPOC health and wellness providers.
Bodywork / Massage Therapy / Movement
Minnesota Chapter - American Massage Therapy Association
The statewide chapter of the AMTA is an advocate for all Minnesota therapists through legislative advocacy and consumer awareness. The AMTA is a non-profit professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools.
Find a Massage Therapist or Bodyworkers - Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) is a national membership association that goes above and beyond great liability insurance to make it easier for massage and bodywork practitioners and students to succeed.
International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA)
Registered Somatic Movement Practitioners have completed extensive training in ISMETA Approved Training Programs or through a rigorous independent study process. They use knowledge of anatomy with combinations of movement, sound, breath, touch and imagery to deepen their clients’ understanding of themselves in movement.