Applying for UCare's Provider Network
Make sure the UCare network in your
area is open.
Download and complete the
forms as specified.
Submit the required forms to UCare.
Step 1 - CHECK OPEN AND CLOSED SPECIALTIES LIST
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.
|Ambulatory Surgery Center||Open||Open|
|Audiology (Hearing Aid dispensing sites are closed in the metro area)||Closed||Open|
|Critical Access Hospital||Open||Open|
|Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Prosthetics & Orthotics||Closed||Closed|
|Home Infusion Therapy||Closed||Open|
(those performing only CLIA waived tests)
|Interpreter Service Agencies||Closed||Closed|
|Medicare Certified Home Health Care||Closed||Open|
|Nonemergency Medical Transportation||Closed||Closed (Open for SW MN Only)|
|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.