Minnesota Hospital Association

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If You Are Uninsured

The 2010 federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires you to purchase insurance coverage or face an increasing tax penalty that will rise with each year of the ACA’s implementation.

Low income Minnesotans without health insurance should contact the county in which you live to see if you are eligible for MinnesotaCare or Medical Assistance, the state’s health plans for low income Minnesotans. You can also enroll in MinnesotaCare and Medicaid via MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange, online.

If you do not qualify for MinnesotaCare or Medical Assistance, you may still be eligible for a federal subsidy when you purchase insurance on MNsure. Visit www.MNsure.org for information about the next open enrollment period. If you have a qualifying life event, such as a birth, marriage, or loss of other health coverage you may be eligible for enrollment now.  

Hospitals have financial assistance counselors to help you

Minnesota hospital patient and financial services staff are happy to assist patients with enrollment options.

Minnesota hospitals have financial assistance policies and offer financial assistance counselors that can help uninsured patients consider their payment options. Many uninsured patients qualify for steeply discounted or fully covered hospitalization amounts based on their family income and assets documentation provided to the hospital financial assistance counselors. In addition, all community hospitals in Minnesota offer any patient whose family income is below $125,000 per year a discounted rate commensurate with what the largest commercial payer would pay the hospital.  

Finally, if you are a “self-pay” patient, you should contact your hospital for a price estimate.  

If you are uninsured and need medical attention at an emergency room

Under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), Minnesota hospitals must screen and stabilize any patient regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.  

Minnesota hospitals price estimate contacts

Hospital City Phone Number
Abbott Northwestern Hospital Minneapolis 612-262-4930
Appleton Area Health Services Appleton 320-289-8514
Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center Marshall 507-537-9191
Bethesda Hospital Saint Paul 651-232-5309
Bigfork Valley Hospital Bigfork Valley 218-743-3177
Buffalo Hospital Buffalo 612-262-4930
Cambridge Medical Center Cambridge 612-262-4930
CentraCare Health - Long Prairie Long Prairie 320-256-4231
CentraCare Health - Melrose Melrose 320-256-4231
CentraCare Health - Monticello Monticello 763-271-2844
CentraCare Health - Paynesville Paynesville 320-243-3767 option 4
CentraCare Health - Sauk Centre Sauk Centre 320-352-2221
CHI LakeWood Health Baudette 218-634-3443
CHI St. Francis Health Breckenridge 218-643-0312
CHI St. Gabriel's Health Little Falls 320-632-5441
CHI St. Joseph's Health Park Rapids 701-456-4399
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Minneapolis 651-855-2316
Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital Montevideo 320-269-8877
Community Memorial Hospital Cloquet 218-878-7033
Cook County North Shore Hospital Grand Marais 218-387-3780 or 218-387-3263
Cook Hospital & C&NC Cook 218-666-6269
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Crosby 218-546-2507
District One Hospital Faribault 507-332-4764
Douglas County Hospital Alexandria 320-762-6054 or 1-800-650-4101
Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital Ely 218-365-8761 or 218-365-8776
Essentia Health Northern Pines Aurora 218-786-2906
Essentia Health St. Joseph's Medical Center Brainerd 218-828-7447
Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Detroit Lakes Detroit Lakes 701-364-8739
Essentia Health-Ada Ada 701-364-8739
Essentia Health-Deer River Deer River 218-828-7447
Essentia Health-Duluth Duluth 218-786-2906
Essentia Health-Fosston Fosston 701-364-8739
Essentia Health-Graceville Graceville 701-364-8739
Essentia Health-Sandstone Sandstone 218-828-7447
Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center Duluth 218-786-2906
Essentia Health-Virginia Virginia 218-786-2906
Fairview Lakes Health Services Wyoming 612-672-1048
Fairview Northland Medical Center Princeton 612-672-1048
Fairview Range Medical Center Hibbing 612-672-1048
Fairview Ridges Hospital Burnsville 612-672-1048
Fairview Southdale Hospital Edina 612-672-1048
FirstLight Health System Mora 320-225-3340
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare St. Paul 651-325-2177
Glacial Ridge Health System Glenwood 320-634-4521
Glencoe Regional Health Services Glencoe 320-864-7780
Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital Grand Rapids 218-999-1732
Granite Falls Municipal Hospital & Manor Granite Falls 320-564-3111
Hendricks Community Hospital Association Hendricks 507-275-3134
Hennepin County Medical Center Minneapolis 612-873-9500
Hutchinson Health Hutchinson 320-234-5000
Johnson Memorial Health Services Dawson 320-312-2118
Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center Hallock 218-843-3612
Lake Region Healthcare Fergus Falls 218-736-8000
Lake View Memorial Hospital Two Harbors 218-249-5118
Lakeview Hospital Stillwater 651-430-4529
Lakewood Health System Staples 218-894-8344
LifeCare Medical Center Roseau 218-463-2500
Madelia Community Hospital Madelia 507-642-3255
Madison Hospital Madison 320-598-7536
Maple Grove Hospital Maple Grove 763-581-4480
Mayo Clinic Rochester 507-284-4024
Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin and Albert Lea Albert Lea 507-377-6805
Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin and Albert Lea Austin 507-433-8848
Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls Cannon Falls 507-263-4221
Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont Fairmont 507-385-2692
Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City Lake City 651-565-5922 or 651-345-1150
Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato Mankato 507-385-2692
Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague New Prague 507-385-2692
Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing Red Wing 651-267-5561
Mayo Clinic Health System in Saint James Saint James 507-385-2692
Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield Springfield 507-385-2692
Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca Waseca 507-385-2692
Mayo Clinic Rochester Hospital Rochester 507-284-4024
Meeker Memorial Hospital Litchfield 320-693-4500
Mercy Hospital Coon Rapids 612-262-4930
Mercy Hospital Moose Lake 218-485-5589
Mille Lacs Health System Onamia 320-532-3154
Minnesota Valley Health Center Le Sueur 507-665-3375
Murray County Medical Center Slayton 507-836-6111
New Ulm Medical Center New Ulm 612-262-4930
North Valley Health Center Warren 218-745-3261
Northfield Hospital Northfield 507-646-1080
Olmsted Medical Center Rochester 507-287-2780 or 1-800-999-3510
Ortonville Area Health Services Ortonville 320-839-4096
Owatonna Hospital Owatonna 612-262-4930
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital St. Louis Park 952-993-5586
Perham Health Perham 218-347-4500
Phillips Eye Institute Minneapolis 612-262-4930
Pipestone County Medical Center Pipestone 507-825-5811 ext 6034
Prairie Ridge Hospital & Health Services Elbow Lake 218-685-6719
PrairieCare Maple Grove 763-383-5800
Rainy Lake Medical Center International Falls 218-283-5300
RC Hospital & Clinics Olivia 320-523-1261
Redwood Area Hospital Redwood Falls 507 637-4623
Regina Hospital Hastings 612-262-4930
Regions Hospital St. Paul 651-265-1034
Rice Memorial Hospital Willmar 320-231-4234
Ridgeview Medical Center Waconia 952-442-8054
Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center Arlington 507-964-2271
River's Edge Hospital & Clinic St. Peter 507-931-2200
RiverView Health Crookston 218-281-9200
Riverwood Healthcare Center Aitkin 218-927-8272
Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center Wabasha 651-565-5553
Sanford Bagley Medical Center Bagley 218-694-2384
Sanford Bemidji Medical Center Bemidji 218-333-5514
Sanford Canby Medical Center Canby 507-223-7277
Sanford Jackson Medical Center Jackson 507-847-6951
Sanford Luverne Medical Center Luverne 605-328-6587
Sanford Thief River Falls Medical Center Thief River Falls 605-328-6587
Sanford Tracy Medical Center Tracy 605-328-6587
Sanford Westbrook Medical Center Westbrook 605-328-6587
Sanford Wheaton Medical Center Wheaton 605-328-6587
Sanford Worthington Medical Center Worthington 605-328-6587
Sleepy Eye Medical Center Sleepy Eye 507-794-8442
St. Cloud Hospital St. Cloud 320-251-2700
St. Francis Regional Medical Center Shakopee 612-262-4930
St. John's Hospital Maplewood 651-232-5309
St. Joseph's Hospital Saint Paul 651-232-5309
St. Luke's Hospital Duluth 218-249-5118
Stevens Community Medical Center Morris 320-589-7667
Swift County-Benson Hospital Benson 320-843-4232
Tri-County Health Care Wadena 218-631-7498
Tyler Healthcare Center/Avera Tyler  
United Hospital St. Paul 612-262-4930
United Hospital District Blue Earth 507-526-7911
Unity Hospital Fridley 612-262-4930
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Minneapolis 612-672-1048
Windom Area Hospital Windom 507-831-2400
Winona Health Services Winona 507-457-4579
Woodwinds Health Campus Woodbury 651-232-5309