Applying for UCare's Provider Network


Step 1

Make sure the UCare network in your
area is open.

Step 2

Download and complete the
forms as specified.

Step 3

Submit the required forms to UCare.


Open and Closed Specialties

Provider Relations and Contracting regularly completes assessments of the UCare provider network. A network must be sufficient to meet the access and availability needs of UCare members throughout the service area.  A specialty can be deemed “open” when additional providers are needed or “closed” when no need exists. A specialty can be closed in the Twin Cities metropolitan area while remaining open in areas outside the Twin Cities.

Select the link to Open or Closed for the specialty to move to Step 2.


Provider Speciality*

Twin Cities 7 County Metro Area
Network Open or Closed?

Outside Twin Cities Metro Area
(Greater MN, WI, ND, SD, IA)
Network Open or Closed?

Acupuncture Closed Open
Ambulatory Surgery Center Open Open
Audiology (Hearing Aid dispensing sites are closed in the metro area) Closed Open
Birthing Center Open Open
Critical Access Hospital Open Open
Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Prosthetics & Orthotics Closed Closed
Home Infusion Therapy Closed Open
Hospice Open Open
Hospital Open Open
Independent Laboratory
(those performing only CLIA waived tests)
Closed Closed
Interpreter Service Agencies Closed Closed
Medicare Certified Home Health Care Closed Open
Mental Health Open Open
Nonemergency Medical Transportation Closed Closed  (Open for SW MN Only)
Optometry Closed Closed
Pain Management Closed Open
Personal Care Assistants (PCA) Closed Closed
Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Therapy (ST) Closed Open
Primary Care Clinic Open Open
Skilled Nursing Facility/Nursing Home Open Open
Specialty Care Clinic Open Open
Substance Use Disorder Open Open

*Updated September 2019


If you have other questions, contact the Provider Assistance Center:

612-676-3300 or 1-888-531-1493
Hours:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  Monday through Friday


First, see if the network is open


Before you apply, check the status of our network to ensure we are open in your area.
To ensure accurate results, begin typing your Minnesota county and then select the appropriate county name from the auto-generated list.