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EssentiaCare - Essentia Health and UCare


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.

Call us toll-free at 1-866-821-8276

As a member you'll love...

Vision coverage

No need to get a separate policy for vision. EssentiaCare covers your routine visits and diagnostic eye exams


Receive $100 - $200 annual allowance to use toward the purchase of eyeglasses or contacts at any provider

Dental coverage

Get more from your health plan with routine dental and an option for additional dental coverage. One plan has a dental allowance and other two plans include routine dental with the option for additional coverage

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

Over-the-counter allowance

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

UCare de-complicator and Essentia Health doctor with bike

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

Aitkin, Bayfield (WI), Becker, Carlton, Cass, Clay, Crow Wing, Douglas (WI), Hubbard, Itasca, Lake, Pine, St. Louis, and Washburn (WI)

2021 EssentiaCare service area map

EssentiaCare is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in EssentiaCare depends on contract renewal.