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Minnesota Health Care

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Health DepartmentThe Minnesota Department of Health works efficiently to improve the health and living standards of the community by implementing many health regulating services and policies. Various divisions and sub-divisions work concurrently with the department to optimize the health of the community.

Minnesota has been ranked among the nation's healthiest states by two groups. The people in Minnesota is dedicated to live a healthy lifestyle and they have high life expectancies, dedicated to regular exercise and has high health insurance coverage. Minnesotans are recorded to have lower rates of infant mortality, premature death, work injuries and fatalities, cardiovascular diseases. Minnesota is now the 17th state that established a state-wide law called "the Freedom to Breathe Act", that bans smoking in bars and restaurants.

Hospitals in Minnesota


Health CareHospitals in Minnesota are well equipped with technologically advanced facilities, efficiently staffed and provide 24-hour inpatient care, including medical, nursing, surgical, anesthesia, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy services, child care, maternity care, mental well being, and many more services. Almost all hospitals in Minnesota make an effort to follow environmentally preferable practices.


The major hospitals of Minnesota are listed below.


Mayo Clinic
200 S. W. First Street
Rochester, MN 55905-0002
Phone: (507) 284–2511
Website: www.mayoclinic.org

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407-3799
Phone: (612) 863–4000
Website: www.abbottnorthwestern.com

Mercy Hospital
4050 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN 55433-2586
Phone: (763) 236–6000
Website: www.allinamercy.org

University of Minnesota Medical Center
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1400
Phone: (612) 672–6000
Website: www.fairview.org

St. Cloud Hospital
1406 Sixth Avenue North
Saint Cloud, MN 56303-1901
Phone: (320) 251–2700
Website: www.centracare.com

North Memorial Hospital
3300 Oakdale Avenue North
Robbinsdale, MN 55422-2926
Phone: (763) 520–5200
Website: www.northmemorial.com

St. John's Hospital
1575 Beam Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55109-1126
Phone: (651) 232–7000
Website: www.stjohnshospital-mn.org
Unity Hospital
550 Osborne Road NE
Fridley, MN 55432-2799
Phone: (763) 236–5000
Website: www.allina.com

Regions Hospital
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101-2595
Phone: (651) 254–3456
Website: www.regionshospital.com

Hennepin County Medical Center
701 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1829
Phone: (612) 873–3000
Website: www.hcmc.org

Woodwinds Health Campus
1925 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125-4445
Phone: (651) 232–0228
Website: www.woodwinds.org

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN 55426-4702
Phone: (952) 993–5000
Website: www.parknicollet.com

St. Joseph's Hospital
45 West 10th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102-1053
Phone: (651) 232–3000
Website: www.healtheast.org

Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435-2199
Phone: (952) 924–5000
Website: www.fairview.org

Given below are the top 5 hospitals in Minnesota


Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a non-profit organization that has been ranked as the top hospital in Minnesota by U.S News and World Report. The hospital has been nationally ranked in Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gynecology, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Nephrology, Psychiatry, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Pulmonology, Urology and Rheumatology. Additionally, Mayo Clinic is designated as high performing in Ophthalmology.

Contact Details:
Mayo Clinic
200 S. W. First Street
Rochester, MN 55905-0002
Phone: (507) 284–2511
Website: www.mayoclinic.org

Appointments to consult a doctor in Mayo Clinic can be made in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona or from Mayo Clinic's site.

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Abbott Northwestern Hospital


Abbott Northwestern Hospital is the largest hospital in the Twin Cities and has been ranked as the top hospital in Minneapolis metro area and 2nd in Minnesota by U.S News and World Report. The Hospital has been nationally ranked in Geriatrics, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Orthopedics and Gynecology. Abbott Northwestern hospital has also been designated as high performing in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Cancer, Ear, Nose & Throat, Nephrology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Urology and Pulmonology.

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Contact Details:
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407-3799
Phone: (612) 863–4000
Website: www.abbottnorthwestern.com

Mercy Hospital


Mercy Hospital is a non profit hospital that has been ranked 2nd in Minneapolis metro area and 3rd in the entire state of Minnesota by U.S News and World Report. The hospital has been nationally ranked in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery and has been designated as high performing in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Gynecology, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Urology and Pulmonology.

Contact Details:
Mercy Hospital
4050 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN 55433-2586
Phone: (763) 236–6000
Website: www.allinamercy.org

Fairview


Fairview is a non profit health Care center that has been ranked 3rd in Minneapolis metro area and 4th in Minnesota bu U.S News and World Report. Fairview also serves as an academic health system in collaboration with the University of Minnesota. The hospital has been successfully undertaking nationally leading research and imparting education to the future physicians. Fairview has been nationally ranked in Pediatrics: Neonatology, Diabetes & Endocrinology and Nephrology. Aditionally, it has been designated as high performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Geriatrics, GI Surgery, Nephrology, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Urology and Pulmonology.

Contact Details:
University of Minnesota Medical Center
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1400
Phone: (612) 672–6000
Website: www.fairview.org

St. Cloud Hospital


St. Cloud Hospital is the largest hospital in Saint Cloud, MN region. The hospital is general medicine and surgical health care system that has been ranked 5th in Minnesota bY U.S News and World Report. St. Cloud Hospital has been designated as high performing in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology Orthopedics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Urology and Pulmonology.

Contact Details:
St. Cloud Hospital
1406 Sixth Avenue North
Saint Cloud, MN 56303-1901

Blood Donor

Phone: (320) 251–2700
Website: http://www.centracare.com/locations/st-cloud-hospital/

Blood Banks and Organ Donators in Minnesota


Several organizations in Minnesota are dedicated to provide organ, blood and tissue to those in need. The organizations are committed and striving to meet the transplant needs of the people of Minnesota.

Major blood banks in Minnesota are-

Mississippi Headwaters Blood
1210 America Ave NW
Bemidji6601-2851

CSL Plasma
9056 Penn Ave
Bloomington 55431

Memorial Blood Centers- Premier Bank Bldg
500 W. 98th St
Bloomington55420

Bio Life Plasma Service
9140 Springbrook Dr NW
Coon Rapids 55433-5847

Memorial Blood Center
3200 Main St NW
Coon Rapids 55448-1181

CSL Plasma Service
9 W Superior St
Duluth 55802-2029

DCI Plasma Center of Duluth
1720 W Superior St
Duluth 55806-2137

Memorial Blood Center
5115 Burning Tree Rd # 300
Duluth 55811-1876

Memorial Blood Centers
6801 Washington Ave S
Eden Prairie 55344

Memorial Blood Centers
1220 Middleset Rd Suite 500
Eden Prairie 55344

IBR Plasma Center
6582 University Ave NE
Fridley55432

Memorial Blood Centers
750 E 34th St
Hibbing55746

Hopkins Public Schools
125 Monroe Ave S
Hopkins55343-8405

American Red Cross
2232 2nd Ave E # 201
Internatl Falls56649-4042

Biolife Plasma Services
35 Teton Lane
Mankato56001

American Red Cross
505 W 98th Street, # 403
Minneapolis 55420

American Red Cross Minneapolis Area Blood Donation Center
1201 West River Parkway
Minneapolis 55454

CSL Plasma Service
1026 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis 55414-3038

IBR Plasma Center
6582 University Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis 55432

Memorial Blood Center
109 S 7th St # 115
Minneapolis 55402-2346
Memorial Blood Centers of Minnesota
2304 Park Avenue
Minneapolis 55404

Biolife Plasma Services
2960 12th Street South
Moorhead 56560

IBR Plasma Center
800 Holiday Drive - Holiday Center
Moorhead 56560

Moorhead Center Mall
510 Center Ave
Moorhead 56560-1922

Bio Life Plasma Service
2222 Woodale Dr
Mounds View 55112-4900

Memorial Blood Center
3021 Harbor Ln N # 108
Plymouth 55447-8738

Mayo Clinic Blood Donor
2nd St & 2nd Ave
Rochester 55901

Bio Life Plasma Service
2019 Stearns Way
Saint Cloud 56303-1359

American Red Cross
100 Robert St S
Saint Paul 55107-1489

Aventis Bio Service
1054 University Ave W
Saint Paul 55104-4707

Biological Life Plasma Service
2222 Woodale Drive
Saint Paul 55112

IBR Plasma Center
1910 Suburban Avenue
Saint Paul 55119

Memorial Blood Centers
Lariat Office Building
12200 Middleset Rd., Suite 500
Saint Paul 55114-1739

Minnesota State Offices
1450 Energy Park Dr Ste 106
Saint Paul 55108-5227

Minnesota State Offices
2200 University Ave W
Saint Paul 55114-1839

Plasma Resources Talecris
1867 Robert Street South
Saint Paul 55118

American Red Cross Blood Services North Suburban Donor Center
3490 Lexington Avenue North
Shoreview 55126

IBR Plasma Center
1910 Suburban Ave.
St. Paul 55119

Lake View Memorial Hospital
325 11th Ave
Two Harbors 55616-1360

Blood Donor Center Vrmc
901 9th St N
Virginia 55792-2325

Minnesota Organ Donor


LifeSource is a federally-designated not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to provide organ and tissue donation to all those people in need. LifeSource serves over 6 million people in regions including Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and parts of western Wisconsin. The organization is also focused to support and assist the donor families, enable organs and tissues to reach the people in transplant need.

All registrations to become a donor are made through Donate Life Minnesota

Contact Details:
LifeSource
2225 West River Road North
Minneapolis
Minnesota 55411
Phone: 612.800.6100
Toll-Free: 888.5.DONATE
Fax: 612.800.6331
Donor Referrals: 800.24.SHARE
Email: info@life-source.org
Website: http://www.life-source.org/

Nursing Homes in Minnesota


Minnesota is committed to serve the seniors and people in need with superior quality and efficiently staffed nursing homes. Numerous nursing homes in Minnesota are rated by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and their overall services in nurse staffing, quality of medical care and cost effective services. Almost all the nursing homes provide for medicare and medicaid services.

Also read:

Choose and compare Minnesota nursing homes for yourself and your loved ones

Nursing and Boarding Care Homes Occupancy Data

Minnesota Health Insurance


Minnesota has initiated many programs that assist the Minnesotans pay for the entire or part of their health care or medical costs.

Minnesota Health Care Programs include-insurance

  • Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Minnesota Family Planning Program
  • MinnesotaCare
  • Medicare Savings Programs
  • Home and community-based waiver programs

All individuals must meet certain eligibility factors and provide the following information, to get covered for the health care.

  • Individual’s income, household size
  • Individual’s owned property you he/she does not live in or bank accounts
  • Individual’s age
  • Current health insurance the individual has or is eligible
  • Individual’s disability or pregnancy status

Given below are the groups from which you can choose a suitable health care coverage program-


Medical Assistance (MA)

Medical Assistance is a publicly funded health care program implemented for very low-income individuals that pays for their medical need and care. Medical Assistance is paid by federal and state dollars. Certain eligibility requirements are to be fulfilled, in order to be eligible to get MA.

Also read: Get assistance from County Agencies

Learn more: Get all details, forms and guidance on Medical Assistance

MinnesotaCare

MinnesotaCare is a publicly funded health care program that is eligible for Minnesotans who are not covered under affordable health care coverage. Funds for this program is provided by federal Medicaid funds, state tax on state's hospitals and health care centers and enrolled premiums.

Contact Details:

Long distance (toll-free): 800-657-3672
Metro area: 651-297-3862

Also read:

Contact Minnesota health Care Offices or agencies

Minnesota Health Care Providers

Minnesota Vital Records and Health Statistics


Minnesota department of health oversees and manages the collection, and distribution of public health and vital statistics data. The department works concurrently with other state and local agencies to provide technical assistance to users to procure the vital records, sort and solve problems and upgrade to meet the emerging health trends.

Vital Data

Minnesota Vital Records

  • The Office of Vital Records maintains a uniform system of registration and manages all certified copies of vital records and all related events registered in Minnesota.

  • The Minnesota Office of Vital Records does not maintain any record of marriages or divorces.

    -Copies of marriage certificates are available from the county that issued the marriage license.

    -Divorce decrees are available from the county that granted the divorce.

  • All records for births that occurred in Minnesota from 1900 to present may be available from the Office of Vital Records. Certificate of births that occurred before 1900 may be obtained from the county's local issuance office where the birth occurred.

  • All records for deaths that occurred in Minnesota from 1908 to present may be available from the Office of Vital Records. Certificate of deaths that happened before 1908 may be obtained from the county's local issuance office where the death occurred

  • How to obtain a birth or death certificate?

    -Required Valid ID proof
    -Fees for birth certificate: $26 (Each additional copy of the same record costs $19)
    -Fees for death certificate: $13 (Each additional copy of the same record costs $6)
    -(Fees are non-refundable, as per Minnesota Statutes, section 144.226)

    For same day service:

    -Visit any Minnesota county's local issuance office

    For service by mail, fax or email:

    -Duly signed and dated Birth Certificate Application in front of a notary public along with payment via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, or Discover), check or money order must be deposited upon receipt of the application form)

    Email: health.issuance@state.mn.us

    Fax: 651-201-5740

    Mail:
    Minnesota Department of Health
    Central Cashiering – Vital Records
    PO Box 64499
    St Paul, MN 55164-0499

  • For more information on Minnesota birth certificate, email the Office of Vital Records at health.issuance@state.mn.us or call 651-201-5980.

Minnesota Health Statistics


The Center for Health Statistics in Minnesota maintain all vital health statistics of the state with the help of other state and local agencies.

Selected health statistics of Minnesota in 2013-[1]

  • Live Births: 69,183
  • Birth Rate: 12.8
  • Deaths: 40,981
  • Infant Deaths: 349
  • Death Rate: 7.6
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 5.0
  • Cancer Deaths (Malignant Neoplasms): 9,603
  • Heart Disease Deaths: 7,473671
  • Stroke Deaths (Cerebrovascular Diseases): 2,051
  • Unintentional Injury Deaths: 2,487
  • Suicide Deaths (Intentional Self-harm): 683

Chronic Diseases prominent in the state, listed by Minnesota department of health- [2]

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attacks
  • Lead poisoning: Blood lead surveillance
  • Obesity

Contact Details:
Center for Health Statistics
Minnesota Department of Health
Golden Rule Building, 3rd Floor
85 East Seventh Place
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. 55164-0882
E-mail: Healthstats@state.mn.us

Important Help lines-First aid

Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
Phone:
651-201-5000
888-345-0823 - For Minnesota callers outside the metro area (toll-free)
Website: http://www.health.state.mn.us/

Four Twin Cities metro area office locations:

  • Freeman Building
    625 Robert St. N
    PO Box 64975

  • St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
    Golden Rule Building
    85 East 7th Place
    PO Box 64882

  • Saint Paul, MN 55164-0882
    MDA/MDH Lab Building
    601 Robert St. N
    PO Box 64899

  • St. Paul, MN 55164-0899
    Support Services Center
    2079 Ellis Ave
    Saint Paul, MN 55114

Seven district offices in Greater Minnesota:

  • Bemidji, Northwestern District
    705 - 5th Street NW, Suite A
    Bemidji, MN 56601-2933
    Phone: 218-308-2100

  • Duluth, Northeastern District
    Duluth Technology Village
    11 East Superior Street, Suite 290
    Duluth, MN 55802-2007
    Phone: 218-302-6166

  • Fergus Falls, West Central District
    1505 Pebble Lake Road, Suite 300
    Fergus Falls, MN 56537-3858
    Phone: 218-332-5150

  • Mankato, South Central District
    Mankato Place
    12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2105
    Mankato, MN 56001-7789
    Phone: 507-344-2700

  • Marshall, Southwestern District
    1400 East Lyon Street
    Marshall, MN 56258
    Phone: 507-476-4220

  • Rochester, Southeastern District
    18 Wood Lake Drive Southeast
    Rochester, MN 55904
    Phone: 507-206-2700

  • St. Cloud, Central District
    Minnesota Department of Health
    Midtown Square
    3333 West Division Street, Suite 212
    St. Cloud, MN 56301-4557
    Phone: 320-223-7300

Hours of operations: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday



References:


  1. Selected Minnesota Health Statistics 2013
  2. Chronic Diseases

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