UCare and Essentia Health have come together to offer EssentiaCare, a network-based Medicare Advantage plan. Two names you know and trust. With EssentiaCare, you pay less for high quality, cost-effective care from in-network Essentia Health providers.
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EssentiaCare plans cover routine visit, diagnostic eye exams and offer an eyewear allowance to use toward the purchase of prescription eyeglasses or contacts.
EssentiaCare plans include some dental coverage. EssentiaCare Secure and Grand include routine dental with the option for additional coverage. EssentiaCare Access has a flexible allowance that can be used towards eligible dental.
Online care anytime, anywhere
Access quality online care for many common conditions for $0 through Essentia MyHealth.
Health club membership with One Pass
Enjoy a gym membership at no additional cost to help improve your health and stay fit.
Our plans help you save money in lots of ways, including an over-the-counter (OTC) allowance. This allowance is yours to spend as you like on qualifying items like cough drops, first aid supplies, pain relief, sinus medication and toothpaste at participating retailers.
Get a free kit
Request a free 2023 EssentiaCare plan information kit and we'll mail it to you. Your kit includes important materials to help you get more familiar with EssentiaCare, including a summary of benefits.
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We're here to de-complicate Medicare. Talk with us about anything from a quick question to walking you through the enrollment process step by step.
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What our members say"I chose UCare because it was so comprehensive. The Medicare plan covered all the things I need. When I looked further into the organization, I found it is values-driven. They’re committed to providing a service level people come to expect of an organization that has 'care' in their name."
– Robert, UCare member
What our members say"I travel extensively overseas and I'm not afraid to take UCare with me as my primary care provider"
– Bob, UCare member
What our members say"UCare is like a partner in my health plan for life."
– Bert, UCare member
Access to doctors, hospitals and clinics you trust
- 1,900 physicians and advanced practitioners
- 75 clinics and outpatient care locations
- 15 hospitals
- Access to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for rare or complex conditions
- Prescription drug coverage
- Out-of-network benefits for travel within the U.S. and emergency coverage worldwide
- Medical advice from a registered nurse day or night
EssentiaCare service area map
EssentiaCare counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Minnesota: Aitkin, Becker, Carlton, Cass, Clay, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake, Pine and St. Louis
Wisconsin: Bayfield, Douglas, and Washburn
EssentiaCare is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in EssentiaCare depends on contract renewal.