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UCare Connect

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About UCare Connect

UCare Connect (Special Needs BasicCare) is a plan for people with a certified disability who qualify for Medicaid (Medical Assistance) and has additional benefits not available on regular Medicaid.


Enroll in UCare Connect if you:

  • Have a certified disability
  • Are at least age 18 and under age 65
  • Have Medicaid with or without Medicare Parts A and B*
  • Live in the UCare Connect service area

*If you have Medicare Parts A and B, you may be eligible for UCare Connect + Medicare (HMO D-SNP).

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Important plan documents


Select a tab below to read about the great additional benefits UCare offers

When you join UCare Connect, a team of health care professionals will be dedicated to helping you meet your health and wellness goals. You will be assigned a care coordinator who can help:

  • Identify or change your primary care clinic or primary care provider
  • Coordinate transportation, dental, mental health or other benefits and services
  • Learn about preventive care, such as physical exams, vaccinations and screenings
  • Assist during transitions between care settings (such as your home, hospital or nursing home)
  • Help you access programs to start exercising, quit smoking, find food or housing support, or take other steps to improve your health

Care coordination helps make sure your needs and preferences for health services are met over time.

  • Keep Your Coverage team of specialists that guide you through the Medicaid renewal process so you can avoid breaks in care and services
  • Access to UCare Dental Connection to help you find and schedule appointments with dental clinics that can accommodate your needs
  • Ability to join or leave the health plan whenever you like (if you choose to leave, you will be enrolled through the last day of the month)
  • No-cost transportation to and from covered medical, dental and pharmacy appointments through UCare Health Ride
  • Nurse Line, so you know where to go when you’re not feeling well
  • Mobile Dental Clinic for dental check-ups, cleanings and basic restorative care
  • Food access referrals to connect with local food resources through Second Harvest Heartland
  • Personal Care Assistance, Home Care Nursing Services and disability waiver benefits for those who qualify
  • Dental care aboard the UCare Mobile Dental Clinic when it's in your area
  • Dedicated providers in the UCare Connect network who understand and know how to treat your unique needs
  • One Pass fitness program with gym membership, online classes and more
  • Connect to Wellness Kits with at-home activities including fitness, stress relief, sleep aid, dental and smart home device. One kit per year.
  • Up to a $15 discount on most community education classes in Minnesota (limits apply)
  • Save with grocery discounts on pre-qualified healthy foods. Weekly discounts loaded to your UCare Healthy Benefits+ Visa® card.
  • Earn rewards for completing certain preventive screenings, tests or exams

Things to consider before you enroll

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Is your doctor in network?

See if your providers are included in our network.

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Are your drugs covered?

We cover a wide range of drugs from brand name to generic. See if your prescriptions are covered.

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Did you review the plan?

Review this document to make sure this is the right plan for you.

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Questions? Call a UCare expert.

8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday
Call 612-676-3554 or 1-800-707-1711
TTY 612-676-6810 or 1-800-688-2534