About Us


South Country Health Alliance

Front of the South Country Health Alliance office building.

South Country Health Alliance (South Country) was formed in 2001 to improve the way our members receive health care. We now have more than 30,000 members and offer 7 different programs to meet the needs of those in our counties. We work closely with health care providers and county public health and social service departments to support wellness. We also offer our members a variety of health promotion programs.

South Country Health Alliance is a county-based purchasing health plan governed through a Joint Powers Agreement between 8 counties.* The Joint Powers Board is comprised of 8 elected county commissioners, one from each county owner. The Joint Powers Board provides the organization’s vision and policy direction.

Click on the service area county below to see more information about that county. A media kit for South Country is available by request: Media Kit Request form.

South Country Service Area

Our mission

South Country Health Alliance's mission is to empower and engage our members to be as healthy as they can be, build connections with local agencies and providers who deliver quality services and be an accountable partner to the counties we serve.

Our vision

South Country Health Alliance will continue to be a fierce advocate for the health and well-being of people living in rural Minnesota.

Our values


We value the contributions of many individuals, partners and agencies to meet the needs of our members.


We responsibly manage our resources, using them in the best way possible for our members.


We communicate openly, honestly and frequently, responsibly sharing information and ideas in all areas of our business.


We provide quality through our programs and services that make a difference in people's lives.

Health is more than medical care

South Country partners with community resources that provide food, shelter, social supports and other basic needs to help community residents stay healthy and well.

Our partners

South Country works with our county public health and social services agencies and their in-depth understanding of the needs of their local communities.

Community Engagement Team at Kanabec County

Last Updated on 05/19/2023 by Chris Gartner

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