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EssentiaCare - Essentia Health and UCare


UCare and Essentia Health have come together to offer EssentiaCare, a network-based Medicare Advantage plan. Two names you know and trust. With EssentiaCare, you pay less for high quality, cost-effective care from in-network Essentia Health providers.

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Vision coverage

EssentiaCare plans cover routine visit, diagnostic eye exams and offer an eyewear allowance to use toward the purchase of prescription eyeglasses or contacts.


Dental coverage

EssentiaCare plans include some dental coverage. EssentiaCare Secure and Grand include routine dental with the option for additional coverage. EssentiaCare Access has a flexible allowance that can be used towards eligible dental.


Online care anytime, anywhere

Access quality online care for many common conditions for $0 through Essentia MyHealth.


Health club membership with One Pass

Enjoy a gym membership at no additional cost to help improve your health and stay fit.


Over-the-counter benefit

Our plans help you save money in lots of ways, including an over-the-counter (OTC) allowance. This allowance is yours to spend as you like on qualifying items like cough drops, first aid supplies, pain relief, sinus medication and toothpaste at participating retailers.

Get a free kit

Request a free 2023 EssentiaCare plan information kit and we'll mail it to you. Your kit includes important materials to help you get more familiar with EssentiaCare, including a summary of benefits.
Request a kit

Need help choosing a plan?

We're here to de-complicate Medicare. Talk with us about anything from a quick question to walking you through the enrollment process step by step.

Call 651-676-3500

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Attend a Medicare Meetup

Get your questions answered by one of our licensed Medicare Specialists. Join us in person or online so you can feel confident about choosing a Medicare Plan that fits you and your wallet.
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Access to doctors, hospitals and clinics you trust

  • 1,900 physicians and advanced practitioners
  • 75 clinics and outpatient care locations
  • 15 hospitals
  • Access to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for rare or complex conditions
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Out-of-network benefits for travel within the U.S. and emergency coverage worldwide
  • Medical advice from a registered nurse day or night

EssentiaCare service area

Minnesota: Aitkin, Becker, Carlton, Cass, Clay, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake, Pine and St. Louis

Wisconsin: Bayfield, Douglas, and Washburn

EssentiaCare service area map

EssentiaCare is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in EssentiaCare depends on contract renewal.

EssentiaCare is a registered trademark of Essentia Health non-profit corporation.