Essential Community Providers - Minnesota Dept. of Health

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)

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 May 2016

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  • 180 Degrees
    1301 East 7th Street
    St Paul MN 55106
    612-332-5500
    Termination Date: 5/5/2020

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

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C

  • Canvas Health
    7066 Stillwater Boulevard N.
    Oakdale, MN 55128
    651-777-5222
    Termination date: 9/21/2022

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J

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K

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L

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N

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R

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U

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V

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W

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Z

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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 Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 02:42PM April 2014