Essential Community Providers

An Essential Community Provider (ECP) is a health care provider that serves high-risk, special needs, and underserved individuals. In order to be designated as an ECP, a provider must demonstrate that it meets the requirements of Minnesota Statutes 62Q.19 and Minnesota Rules Chapter 4688. Those regulations require that ECPs:

  • Provide or coordinate supportive and stabilizing services, such as transportation, child care, linguistic services, and culturally sensitive and competent services to its clients.
  • Serve all patients, regardless of their financial limitations.
  • Charge patients for their services based on a sliding fee schedule, if the ECP is a non-profit organization.

The Minnesota Department of Health designates ECPs. Health plan companies must offer provider contracts to all designated ECPs in their service areas.

Click on the link below for an application to be designated as an Essential Community Provider:

Application to be Designated as an Essential Community Provider (pdf 21.05kb 4 pages)

Frequently Asked Questions about Essential Community Providers

ECP Contact List

ECPs are designated pursuant to Minnesota Statutes§ 62Q.19 and Minnesota Rules Part 4688.

Below is an alphabetical listing of Minnesota ECPs. You can scroll through the list or click on a letter and that will take you to the first ECP starting with that letter.

This is a comprehensive Excel list of the Minnesota ECP provider locations.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have created two links to the federal list of Essential Community Providers to assist issuers in complying with the requirements specified in 45 CFR 156.235 and outlined in CMS' "Letter to Issuers on Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Exchanges".

The CMS.gov ECP links are listed below:

  • CMS.gov ECPs (Once at this site, scroll down towards the bottom of the page to: "non-exhaustive HHS list of Essential Community Providers". Click the link, hit "open" on the next screen to be brought to the federal list.)
  • CMS.gov ECPs providing dental services

Current Minnesota ECP listing as of June 2014

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X-Z


A

  • African American Family Services, Inc.
    2616 Nicollet Ave North
    Minneapolis, MN 55408
    612-871-7878
    Termination date: 7/19/2015
    www.aafs.net

  • Annex Teen Clinic
    5810 42nd Avenue North
    Robbinsdale, MN 55422
    763-533-1316
    Termination date 9/23/2018
    www.annexteenclinic.org

  • Assessment and Counseling Servicesof North homes, Inc.
    4225 Technology Drive
    Bemidji, MN 56601
    218-751-0282
    Termination date: 8/7/2018
    www.northhomesinc.org

  • Axis Medical Center (Universal Medical Services, Inc.)
    1801 Nicollet Avenue South, #5
    Minneapolis, MN  55403
    612-823-2947
    Termination date: 8/15/2018
    http://axismedicalcenter.org

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C

  • Canvas Health
    7066 Stillwater Boulevard N
    Oakdale, MN 55128
    651-777-5222
    Termination date: 9/21/2017
    www.canvashealth.org

  • Caritas Mental Health Clinic (Catholic Charities of St Cloud)
    911 18th Street North, P.O. Box 2390
    St. Cloud, MN 56302-2390
    320-650-1550
    Termination date: 10/12/17
    www.ccstcloud.org

  • Cass County Health and Human Services
    Public Health Division

    400 Michigan Avenue, P.O. Box 40
    Walker, MN 56484
    218-547-1340
    Termination date: 8/6/2018
    www.co.cass.mn.us/hhvs/hhvs_home.html

  • Catholic Charities of St Paul and Minneapolis
    1200 Second Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    612-664-8500
    Termination date: 1/22/2018
    www.ccspm.org

  • Cedar Riverside People's Center
    425 20th Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55454
    612-332-4973
    Termination date: 6/15/2015
    www.peoples-center.org

  • Central Minnesota Mental Health Center
    1321 13th Street North
    Saint Cloud, MN 56303
    320-252-5010
    Termination date: 8/21/2018
    www.cmmhc.org


  • Children's Health Care DBA Children's Hospitals & Clinics
    2525 Chicago Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    612-813-6000
    Termination date: 7/25/2018
    www.childrensmn.org

  • City of Minneapolis - Health Department, School Based Clinic Program
    250 South 4th Street, Room 510
    Minneapolis, MN 55415
    612-673-2301
    Termination date: 2/28/2018
    www.minneapolismn.gov\health\schoolclinics

  • CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio)
    797 East 7th Street
    St Paul, MN  55106
    612-746-3508
    Termination date: 3/25/2015
    www.clues.org


  • Complementary Support Services
    6701 Penn Ave South, #301
    Richfield, MN 55423
    612-746-3508
    Termination date: 1/31/2016
    www.css-web.org

  • Cook Area Health Services, Inc.
    20 South Fifth Street, East
    Cook, MN 55723
    218-666-5941
    Termination date: 5/27/2019
    www.scenicrivershealthservices.org

  • Community-University Health Care Center
    2001 Bloomington Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    612-638-0652
    Termination date: 6/17/2019
    www.cuhcc.umn.edu

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D

  • Dodge/Steele Community Health Services
    635 Florence Avenue, Box 890
    Owatonna, MN  55060
    507-444-7650
    Termination date: 10/8/2018
    www.co.dodge.mn.us

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E

  • Essentia Health Ada
    201 Ninth Street West
    Ada, MN 56510
    218-784-2727
    Termination date: 11/1/2017
    www.essentiahealth.org

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F

  • Face to Face Health & Counseling Service Inc.
    1165 Arcade Street
    Saint Paul, MN 55106
    651-772-5586
    Termination date: 8/26/2018
    www.face2face.org/

  • Family Life Mental Health Center
    1930 Coon Rapids Boulevard
    Coon Rapids, MN 55433
    763-427-7964, Ext. 215
    Termination date: 10/11/2018
    www.flmhc.org

  • Family Tree, Inc.
    1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 205
    Saint Paul, MN 55104
    651-645-0478
    Termination date: 9/17/2018
    www.familytreeclinic.org

  • Fraser Child and Family Center
    2400 West 64th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55423
    612-728-5358
    Termination date: 9/25/2015
    www.fraser.org

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G

  • Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
    200 E University Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    651-291-2848
    Termination date: 1/9/2018
    www.gillettechildrens.com

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H

  • Headway Emotional Health Services
    6425 Nicollet Avenue S
    Richfield, MN 55423
    612-861-1675
    Termination date: 4/1/2016
    http://www.headway.org

  • Health Foundations Birth Center
    968 Grand Avenue
    St Paul, MN 55105
    651-895-2520
    Termination date: 9/7/2016
    www.health-foundations.com

  • Hennepin County Medical Center
    701 Park Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55415
    612-873-8776
    Termination date: 6/24/2018
    www.hcmc.org


  • Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center
    166 Main Street
    Winona, MN 55987
    507-454-4341
    Termination date: 7/22/2018
    www.hvmhc.org

  • Human Development Center
    1401 E 1st Street
    Duluth, MN 55805
    218-728-4491
    Termination date: 4/11/2016
    www.humandevelopmentcenter.org

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I

  • Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, Inc.
    1315 East 24th Street
    Minneapolis, MN MN 55404
    612-721-9800
    Termination date: 6/25/2019
    www.indianhealthboard.com



  • International Health Care Services
    5801 Duluth Street
    Suite 310
    Golden Valley, MN 55422
    763-591-1959
    Termination date: 9/21/2017

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J

  • Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis
    13100 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 400
    Minnetonka, MN 55305
    952-546-0616
    Termination date: 8/19/2018
    www.jfcsmpls.org

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K

  • Kittson Memorial Clinics
    1010 S Birch Avenue, Box 700
    Hallock, MN 56728
    218-843-3612
    Termination date: 7/10/2018
    www.kmhc.net

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L

  • Lake Superior Community Health Center
    4325 Grand Avenue
    Duluth, MN 55807
    218-722-1497
    Termination date: 5/28/2019
    www.lschc.org.

  • Lakeland Mental Health Center, Inc.
    21081 County Hwy 1
    Fergus Falls, MN 56537
    218-736-6987
    Termination date: 5/15/2015
    www.lmhc.org

  • Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being
    7954 University Avenue NE
    Fridley, MN 55432
    763-780-3036
    Termination date: 2/25/2019
    www.leecarlsoncenter.org

  • Lifetrack Resources
    709 University Avenue West
    St. Paul, MN 55104
    651-227-8471
    Termination date: 9/19/2018
    www.lifetrackresources.org

  • Little Fork Medical Center
    912 Main Street
    Littlefork, MN 56653
    218-278-6634
    Termination date: 11/12/2018
    www.littleforkmedicalcenter.com

  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
    2400 Park Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    612-879-5212
    Termination date: 9/30/2018
    www.lssmn.org
    (includes 83 service sites)

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M

  • Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership, Inc.
    1125 West River Road
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
    218-847-1385
    Termination date: 3/12/2019
    www.mahube.org

  • Mental Health Resources
    762 Transfer Road, Suite 21
    St Paul, MN 55114
    651-659-2900
    Termination date: 9/12/2018
    www.mhresources.org

  • Metropolitan Community Services
    5811 Cedar Lake Road
    St Louis Park, MN 55416
    952-546-1816
    Termination date: 2/26/2019

  • Migrant Health Service, Inc.
    810 4th Avenue South, Suite 101
    Moorhead, MN 56560
    218-236-6502
    Termination date: 7/13/2014
    www.migranthealthservice.org

  • Morrison County Public Health
    200 East Broadway
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    320-632-0345
    Termination date: 10/15/2018
    http://www.co.morrison.mn.us

  • My Health for Teens & Young Adults (formerly West Suburban Teen Clinic)
    478 Second Street
    Excelsior, MN 55331
    952-474-3251
    Termination date: 9/24/2018
    www.myHealthmn.org

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N

  • Native American Community Clinic
    1213 East Franklin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    612-872-8086
    Termination date: 7/19/2015
    www.nacc-healthcare.org

  • Neighborhood HealthSource (NHS)
    3300 Fremont Avenue North
    Minneapolis, MN 55412
    612-588-9411
    Termination date: 8/3/2016
    www.neighborhoodhealthsource.org

  • North Valley Health Center (Warren Community Hospital)
    300 West Good Samaritan Drive
    Warren, MN  56762
    218-745-4211
    Termination date: 8/3/2016
    www.northvalleyhealth.org

  • Northern Pines Mental Health Center, Inc.
    1906 Fifth Avenue SE
    P. O. Box 367
    Little Falls, MN 56345-0367
    320-632-6647
    Termination date: 10/28/2017
    www.npmh.org

  • Northeast Youth & Family Services
    3490 Lexington Avenue North, Suite 205
    Shoreview, MN 55126
    651-486-3808
    Termination date: 12/4/2015
    www.nyfs.org



  • NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center
    1313 Penn Avenue North
    Minneapolis, MN 55411-3047
    612-543-2575
    Termination date: 6/4/2019
    www.northpointhealth.org

  • Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc.
    603 Bruce Street
    P. O. Box 603
    Crookston, MN 56716
    218-281-6261
    Termination date: 12/24/2015
    www.nwmhc.org

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O

  • Open Cities Health Center, Inc.
    409 N. Dunlap Street
    St Paul, MN 55104
    651-290-9210
    Termination date: 8/27/2014
    www.ochealthcenter.com



  • Open Door Health Center
    309 Holly Lane
    Mankato, MN 56001
    507-388-2120
    Termination date: 11/4/2015
    www.odhc.org



  • Outlook Health Services, Inc.
    6413 Oak Street
    North Branch, MN 55056
    651-674-4570
    Termination date: 1/12/2017
    www.outlookclinic.com

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P


  • People Incorporated
    2060 Centre Pointe Blvd., Suite #3
    Saint Paul, MN 55120
    651-288-3443
    Termination date: 10/22/2018
    www.peopleincorporated.org

  • Planned Parenthood of Minnesota / North Dakota / South Dakota
    671 Vandalia Street
    Saint Paul, MN 55114
    651-698-2401
    Termination date: 9/24/2018
    www.ppmsd.org

  • Project Turnabout/Reverence for Life and Concern for People, Inc.
    P.O. Box 116
    Granite Falls, MN 56241
    320-564-4911
    Termination date: 10/2/2018
    www.projectturnabout.com

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S

  • St. Cloud Hospital Behavioral Health Services
    1406 Sixth Avenue North
    St Cloud, MN 56303
    320-251-2700
    Termination date: 3/11/2019
    www.centracare.com

  • St. David's Center
    3395 Plymouth Road
    Minnetonka, MN 55305
    952-548-8604
    Termination date: 12/4/2015
    3 locations
    www.stdavids.net

  • Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Inc.
    513 5th Avenue West
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    218-387-2330
    Termination date: 5/28/2019
    www.sawtoothmountainclinic.org

  • Semcac Family Planning CLinic
    76 West 3rd Street
    Winona, MN 55987
    507-452-4307
    Termination date: 4/9/2018
    www.clinic@semcac.org

  • Southside Community Health Services
    4243 4th Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55409
    612-821-2800
    Termination date: 6/23/2019
    www.southsidechs.org

  • Southwest MN Opportunity Council (SMOC) Family Planning
    909 4th Avenue
    Worthington, MN 556187
    218-387-2330
    Termination date: 2/27/2013
    www.smoc.us

  • Southwestern Mental Health Center, Inc.
    216 E Luverne Street
    Luverne, MN 56156
    507-283-9511
    Termination date: 11/8/2017
    www.swmhc.org

  • Swift County Benson Hospital
    1815 Wisconsin Avenue
    Benson, MN 56215
    320-843-4232
    Termination date: 11/26/2017
    www.scbh.org

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T

  • The Center Clinic, Inc.
    104 1st Street NW
    Dodge Center, MN  55927
    507-633-9200
    Termination date: 1/29/2018
    www.thecenterclinic.com



  • The Family Partnership
    414 South Eighth Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    612-339-9101
    Termination clinic: 9/29/2015
    www.everyfamilymatters.org

  • Todd County Public Health
    119 Third Street South, Suite 2
    Long Prairie, MN  56347-1353
    320-732-4440
    Termination date: 10/15/2018
    www.co.todd.mn.us



  • Touchstone Mental Health
    1925 Nicollet Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    612-874-6409
    Termination date: 8/3/2016
    www.touchstonemh.org



  • Tri-County Hospital, Inc.
    415 N. Jefferson
    Wadena, MN 56482
    218-631-3510
    Termination date: 8/27/2014
    www.tricountyhospital.org

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U

  • University of Minnesota Physicians
    720 Washington Avenue SE
    Minneapolis, MN  55414
    651-603-5566
    Termination date: 10/15/2017
    http://www.umphysicians.umn.edu/

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  • Volunteers of America of Minnesota Mental Health Clinics
    22426 St. Francis Blvd
    Anoka, MN 55303
    763-753-7310
    3 locations
    Termination date: 4/2/2018
    www.voamn.org

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  • Wadena County Community Health/Public Health Department
    22 Dayton Avenue SE
    Wadena, MN 56482-1952
    218-631-7629
    Termination date: 10/20/2018
    www.co.wadena.mn.us


  • Washburn Center for Children
    2430 Nicollet Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    612-871-1454
    Termination date: 6/28/2015
    www.washburn.org

  • Watercourse Counseling (The Mental Health Collective)
    3548 Bryant Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55408
    612-822-8227
    Termination date: 10/30/2017
    www.mentalhealthcollective.org

  • West Side Community Health Services, Inc.
    153 Cesar Chaves Street
    St Paul, MN 55107
    952-474-3251
    Termination date: 9/25/2014
    www.westsidechs.org

  • Western Mental Health Center
    1212 E College Drive
    Marshall, MN 56258
    507-532-0240
    Termination date: 12/24/2015
    www.wmhcinc.org

  • White Earth Tribal Health Services
    P.O. Box 327
    White Earth, MN 56591
    218-983-3285
    Termination date: 8/6/2018
    www.whiteearth.com

  • Wilder Foundation - Child Guidance Clinic
    451 Lexington Parkway North
    Saint Paul, MN 55104
    651-280-2310
    Termination date: 9/28/1028
    www.wilder.org



  • Woodland Centers
    1125 SE 6th Street, PO Box 787
    Wilmar, MN 56201
    320-235-4613
    Termination date: 8/3/2016
    www.woodlandcenters.com



  • Working Well Mental Health Clinic
    1821 University Avenue West, Suite N 187
    Saint Paul, MN 55104
    651-379-5800
    Termination date: 8/27/2014
    www.goodwilleasterseals.org

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Z

  • Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center
    343 Wood Lake Drive SE
    Rochester, MN 55904
    507-289-2089
    Termination date: 11/8/2017
    www.zumbromhc.org

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For more information, or to file a complaint, contact MCS section at (651) 201-5100 or 1-800-657-3916.

 

Updated Thursday, 26-Jun-2014 09:39:37 CDT April 2014