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According to UnitedHealth Foundation’s “America’s Health: State Health Rankings,” Minnesota ranked as the second healthiest state in the nation. That recognition is due in large part to the Saint Paul/East Metro area’s commitment to offering some of the nation’s finest healthcare.

For the second consecutive year, a University of Florida report recently ranked the University of Minnesota as one of the top three public research universities in the country, and the Mayo Clinic (located southeast of the Saint Paul/East Metro area in Rochester) affords residents access to one of the nation’s top medical centers. Mayo Clinic offers diagnosis and treatment in virtually every medical and surgical specialty, and serves as a regional standard for medical practice, research and education.

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The University of Minnesota Medical School provides high-quality healthcare, and serves as a major medical research facility. Consistently ranked among the top 15 institutions in the country, the University of Minnesota Medical School maintains affiliate relationships with many hospitals in the Twin Cities area, affording medical students practical experience in a variety of healthcare settings. Patients benefit from this relationship, gaining early access to new methods of treatment as a result of university research. The strong partnership between the university and the community is also indicative of the state’s innovative approach to healthcare.

The number of citizens without health insurance in Minnesota is lower than the national average, with more coverage provided by private health insurance companies. The majority of managed care is provided by non-profit organizations — including health insurers, HMOs, hospitals and long-term care providers (including Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, HealthEast Care System, HealthPartners and Medica).

Healthcare Resources:

Allina Hospitals & Clinics
612.775.5000
www.allina.com

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
651.662.8000/800.382.2000
www.bluecrossmn.com

HealthEast Care System
Hospitals and clinics
651.326.2273/866.326.2773
www.healtheast.org

HealthPartners
Medical / dental plans, hospitals and clinics
952.883.6000/800.298.4325
www.healthpartners.com

Medica
Medical / dental plans
952.945.8000/800.952.3455
www.medica.com

Dakota County Department of Public Health
952.891.7500/651.554.6100
www.co.dakota.mn.us/public_health

Saint Paul-Ramsey County Department of Public Health
651.266.1200
www.co.ramsey.mn.us/ph/

Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment
651.430.6655

Nonprofit, Government, and Chamber Member Senior Resources:

American Red Cross, Transportation Guide and Services
651.291.6790
www.arcstp.org/transportation/guide1.html

Catholic Charities – Aging Services
215 Old Sixth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
651.222.3001
www.ccspm.org

Dakota Area Resources & Transportation for Seniors (DARTS)
1645 Marthaler Lane
West Saint Paul, MN 55118
651.455.1560
www.darts1.org

Jewish Family Service
1633 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
651.698.0767
www.jfssp.org

Lakeview Commons of Maplewood
1200 North Lakewood Drive
Maplewood, MN 55119
651.770.1111
www.bsm1.org

Minnesota Department of Human Services
444 Lafayette Road North
Saint Paul, MN 55155
651.297.3933
www.dhs.state.mn.us

Minnesota Senior Federation
1885 University Avenue West, Suite 190
Saint Paul, MN 55104
651.645.0261/877.645.0261
www.mnseniors.org

Oak Meadows Independent & Assisted Living
8131 Fourth Street North
Oakdale, MN 55128
651.578.0676
www.oak-meadows.org

Senior LinkAge Line
800.333.2433
www.tcaging.org/senior.htm

Washington County – Resources for Senior Citizens
651.430.6484

Wilder Foundation – Community Services for the Elderly
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
651.917.1201
www.wilder.org

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