Health Care Homes (aka Medical Homes)



A "health care home," also called a "medical home," is an approach to primary care in which primary care providers, families and patients work in partnership to improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals with chronic health conditions and disabilities.

The development of health care homes in Minnesota is part of the ground-breaking health reform legislation passed in May 2008. The legislation includes payment to primary care providers for partnering with patients and families to provide coordination of care.

What's new?

  • Register now: Spring Learning Days Conference, May 12-14, 2015, St. Cloud, MN

    Register now to attend the 2015 Health Care Homes, Minnesota Accountable Health and State Innovation Models (SIM) Spring Learning Days Conference, "Moving Forward Together: Building Healthy Minnesota Communities," an exciting full day of programming.

    Topics of interest to health care home providers and community partners from behavioral health, public health, social services, long term and post-acute care and other community interests. Two optional half day pre-and post- conference workshops are also scheduled.

    Together, we will explore strategies for improving the health of our communities by working together to improve access, quality and outcomes while reducing costs.

  • Webinar - A Guided Tour and Practical Application of the on-line Toolkit for Working with Persons with Complex Needs and Older Adults.

    March 24 Webinar Cancelled check back for reschedule date.

    This workshop will present the content of the Health Care Home Care Coordination Toolkit, which addresses care coordination needs of persons with complex needs and older adults. The information will include a comprehensive “tour” of the toolkit with case examples of utilizing the toolkit to find resources for care plan development.

  • Webinar - Minnesota's Senior LinkAge Line, Supporting Seniors and Their Caregivers to Age Well and Live Well March 24 Webinar Cancelled check back for reschedule date.

    April 22, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    This workshop will present the Senior LinkAge Line and it's Minnesota's One Stop Shop for Seniors, supporting older adults and their caregivers during care transitions. Legislation passed in 2012 to encourage Health Care Homes to make referrals to Senior LinkAge Line for consumers who are living in their homes but are at risk for nursing home placement. Register to attend the session.

  • Minnesota Community Measurement 2015 Annual Seminar

    MN Community Measurement 2015 Annual Seminar will be held on September 24, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. The seminar will focus on the topics of health care cost, equity and outcomes. To see more details or to register visit MN Community Measurement website.

  • Requests for Proposals for Learning Community Grants

    New opportunities are now available. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is seeking proposals from qualified professionals or organizations to plan, implement, facilitate, and evaluate four Learning Communities visit the Health Reform Minnesota Learning Communities Page.


  • Newly Certified Health Care Homes

    The Minnesota Department of Health announces the following eleven clinics as newly certified health care homes:
  • Open Cities Health Center (Dunlap), St. Paul
    HealthPartners Midway Clinic, St. Paul
    St. Luke’s - Bay Area Medical Clinic, Silver Bay
    St. Luke’s - Chequamegon Clinic, Ashland WI
    St. Luke’s - Denfeld Medical Center, Duluth
    St. Luke’s - Internal Medicine Associates (Lakeview Bldg.), Duluth
    St. Luke’s - Lester River Medical Center, Duluth
    St. Luke’s - Mariner Medical Clinic, Superior WI
    St. Luke’s - Miller Creek Medical Clinic, Hermantown
    St. Luke’s - Mount Royal Medical Clinic, Duluth
    St. Luke’s - P.S. Rudie Medical Clinic, Duluth

We now have certified a total of 374 clinics.

Interactive map of all certified health care homes.


Updated Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:32AM