Medical Assistance

Some lower-income Minnesotans will be eligible to receive Medical Assistance (MA). MA is a federal program that assists children under the age of 21, parents or relative caretakers of dependent children, pregnant women, people who are 65 or older, and people who have a disability.

While MA is the largest medical assistance programs, there are other health care programs available designed to help specific groups of people. These persons can include the elderly, at-home care services, or individuals with disabilities. To find out more, please visit the Department of Human Services Health Care Programs Website.


To apply for health care coverage, including MA, you must go to the MNsure Website. If you need assistance applying online, please contact the MNsure Contact Center at 855-3MNSURE (855-366-7873).

Paper applications are available at the Chisago County Health and Human Services Offices in both Center City and North Branch.