Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) provide health care coverage to eligible families with children, adults, people with disabilities and seniors.

Health Care Access (transportation to non-emergency medical appointments)

Adults with low incomes who meet eligibility rules may quality for Minnesota Health Care Programs. Programs include Medical Assistance (MA), MinnesotaCare, Minnesota Family Planning Program and others. Click here for a brief overview of these healthcare programs.

Health Care Access (transportation) information – Minnesota Administrative Rules, part 9505.0140, subparts 1 and 2, mandate that the local agency (MNPrairie) provide access to medically necessary services and have a procedure to ensure access.

The access plan will be in effect January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019 to reflect the new non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) transport types and coordination responsibilities.

MHCP recipients who have a vehicle and are able to drive, transport themselves to their health care appointments and are reimbursed.  Those without a vehicle or unable to drive themselves, are transported by a contracted transportation provider. The bills for these services are submitted to MNPrairie for payment.  

MNPrairie's Health Care Access Plan


To be reimbursed for your non-emergency medical transportation mileage, please download, print and fill out the form below. This must be submitted within 60 days of date of service. Payments will be made within 30 days of receipt by MNPrairie if properly itemized and items are verified.

Please note that traveling outside the 30/60 mile transportation limits must be prior approved by your worker. Exception: In case of an emergency contact your worker within 5 working days or as soon as possible after the emergency.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Expense Log

Direct Deposit Application Form

Expense Letter to clients