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Closed Specialties

UCare may deem certain specialties and/or regions of the existing provider network as sufficient or adequate according to access and availability standards. UCare regularly assesses the provider network to ensure we are meeting these standards. The specialties listed below are considered “closed.” Currently, UCare is not accepting applications for new providers in “closed” specialties or regions. A specialty can be closed in the Twin Cities metropolitan area while remaining open in areas outside the Twin Cities.

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 Provider specialty* Twin cities metro area (7 county)

Outside twin cities metro area (Greater mn, wi, nd, sd, ia)

Acupuncture Closed


Audiology (Hearing Aid dispensing sites are closed in the metro area) Closed Open
Home Infusion Therapy Closed Open
Independent Laboratory (those performing only CLIA waived tests) Closed Closed
Interpreter Service Agencies Closed Closed
Medicare Certified Home Health Care Closed Open
Nonemergency Medical Transportation Closed


(Open for Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Dodge, Douglas, Fairbault, Freeborn, Goodhugh, Grant, Houston, Hubbard, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lac Qui Parle, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, Mille Lacs, Mower, Murray, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pipestone, Polk, Polk, Red Lake, Renville, Rock, Roseau, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Watonwan, Wilkin, and Yellow Medicine only)

Optometry  Closed Closed
Pain Management Closed Open
Personal Care Assistants (PCA) Closed Closed
Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Therapy (ST) Closed Open

At this time, UCare is not contracting with telehealth only providers, as we are waiting for guidance from our state and federal regulators.

*Updated February 2023