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UCare Connect (SNBC)

UCare Connect is a Special Needs BasicCare program that provides health care coverage to adults with certified disabilities.

Our Minnesota Health Care Programs representatives can answer questions you may have about features of these plans.
Call us at 612-676-3554 or 1-800-707-1711 (TTY 612-676-6810 or 1-800-688-2534), 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday.


Are you eligible?

You can join UCare Connect if you:

  • Have a certified disability or receive waiver services for your disability from your county
  • Are at least age 18 and under age 65
  • Have Medical Assistance with or without Medicare Parts A and B
  • Live in the 65-county UCare Connect service area

See the map for the counties in the UCare Connect service area.

With UCare Connect, you can get:

More support

  • Support from UCare’s Keep Your Coverage program, which offers Medical Assistance renewal support for continuous coverage
  • Access to UCare Dental Connection help you find and schedule appointments with dental clinics that can accommodate your needs
  • Ability to join or leave the program whenever you like**
  • No-cost transportation to and from services covered by UCare through UCare's Health Ride

**If you choose to leave, you will be enrolled through the last day of the month.

Focus on Wellness

  • No-cost SilverSneakers® Fitness membership at all participating fitness locations, visit SilverSneakers.com  for more information
  • No-cost fitness kits with at-home activities such as Stress Relief, Tai Chi, Sit & Be Fit and Latin Dance upon request
  • Up to a $15 discount on most community education classes in Minnesota (limits apply)
  • Save up to $50 a week at participating grocery stores with Healthy Savings. Shop and save when you buy select healthy foods including milk, whole-grain bread, lean meat, eggs, yogurt, fruits, vegetables and more
  • Rewards and incentives for completing important preventive services

Extra care

  • Enhanced dental coverage including an extra exam and mobile dental access
  • Dental care aboard the UCare Mobile Dental Clinic when it's in your area
  • Personal Care Assistance, Home Care Nursing Services and disability waiver benefits for those who qualify
  • Dedicated providers in the UCare Connect network who understand and know how to treat your unique needs
  • UCare 24/7 nurse line, so you know where to go when you’re not feeling well
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UCare Connect Care Management

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 navigator, who can help you:

  • Identify or change your primary care clinic, or primary care provider
  • Learn about preventive care, such as annual physical exams, vaccinations, and screenings
  • Enroll in a disease management program if you have asthma, diabetes, or heart failure, and you meet the program criteria
  • Get information regarding programs so you can start exercising, quit smoking, prepare for a baby, or take other steps to improve your health

Other care management team members, such as a case coordinator or complex care nurse, may also work with you as needed.


Is a primary care clinic, dentist, or case management facility accessible to people with disabilities?

Dental Accessibility
Discover information about the access features of dental clinics in our network.
Dental Accessibility Survey Results (2018) (PDF)