Families and Children
South Country Health Alliance’s Families and Children (also referred to as Medical Assistance or PMAP) is our largest program. Medical Assistance is health care coverage for children, families, pregnant women, and adults under age 65 that meet Minnesota income requirements.
To be eligible, you must live in Brown, Dodge, Goodhue, Kanabec, Morrison, Todd, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Wadena, or Waseca counties (see service area map). Medical Assistance eligibility is determined by a financial worker in your county. See Medical Assistance eligibility information (external link) from DHS.
In addition to medical, dental, and eye care, Medical Assistance members can receive these health care services:
- Two dental preventive visits and fluoride varnishes per year
- Free car seats for eligible children up to 8 years old
- Preventive care and well care rewards for completing screenings and well care visits
- Free rides to health care appointments (only available for covered appointments with network providers)
- Free translation service if English is not your first language
- A local Community Care Connector who can help you with coverage or provider issues
You must be qualified in order to enroll in Medical Assistance. To find out if you qualify you will need to do one of the following:
- Call or visit your local county human services office.
- Call Minnesota Health Care Programs at 1-800-657-3739 or TTY 1-800-627-3529 or 711.
- Apply online (external link) on the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) website.
If you have any questions about South Country Health Alliance or our Families and Children program, call Member Services. A Member Services specialist will be happy to answer your questions.
For Member Rights and Responsibilities, see Sections 3 and 4 in the Member Handbook (under Member Materials to the right).