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We Help Students and Families Access Health Coverage and Care

Do your students’ families need help understanding their health insurance options? Portico’s certified MNsure Navigators can assist with the MNsure application and enrollment process from start to finish.

Our Process

Families can contact us directly or school staff can complete the referral process below. Portico Healthnet staff can be reached at 651.489.CARE (2273) from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Calls are answered in English, Spanish, Vietnamese or Hmong and we provide interpreters for all other languages. Portico staff will collect families’ contact information and ask some basic questions about their family size, income, and health insurance status. Those who need to complete a MNsure application will be scheduled with a Portico MNsure Navigator for a phone-based appointment.

Refer Your families

Appointments for 30 minute health insurance consultations are easy to schedule online.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

You can also refer families to Portico using one of the convenient referral forms below. Just fill it out and return to us by fax or send via our secure document upload system.

PORTICO REFERRAL FORM – ENGLISH

PORTICO REFERRAL FORM – SPANISH

Languages spoken

Portico staff can work with families in their preferred language. Portico staff are fluent in Spanish, Somali, Hmong and Vietnamese; interpreters are available for all other languages.

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Meet with us at a school near you

Portico’s experienced MNsure Navigators are available in-person at several local schools. Appointments for 60 minute application assistance appointments at one of these locations can be scheduled online or call us 651.489.CARE (2273).

Brooklyn Center Health Resource Center at Brooklyn Center High School
6500 North Humboldt Avenue
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Every Thursday from 1:00 – 5:00 pm

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT BROOKLYN CENTER HIGH SCHOOL

Minneapolis Family Resource Center at Andersen School
1100 Andersen Lane
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Every Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT ANDERSEN SCHOOL

Richfield Health Resource Center at Richfield High School
7001 Harriet Avenue, Door 13A
Richfield, MN 55423
Every Wednesday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT RICHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

School-Based Navigators

  • Health care is a very intense system. I appreciate talking to clients, troubleshooting, and trying to figure out how to make health care better in our country. Ryan Anderson Pascual
    MNsure Senior Navigator
  • La atención médica es un sistema muy intenso. Aprecio hablar con los clientes, la resolución de problemas e intentar descubrir cómo mejorar la atención médica en nuestro país. Ryan Anderson Pascual
    MNsure Senior Navigator
  • I love what I do at Portico because I enjoy being able to serve families so that they receive the necessary health care coverage. And I’m thankful for the trust that families place in my work! Eva Sanchez
    MNsure Navigator
  • Amo mi trabajo en Portico porque disfruto poder servir a las familias para que tengan la ayuda médica necesaria. ¡Y agradezco la confianza que depositan en mi trabajo! Eva Sanchez
    MNsure Navigator
  • I enjoy assisting clients through the process of obtaining and maintaining health insurance coverage so that they can feel confident about accessing medical services. Natalia Johnson
    MNsure Navigator
  • Me gusta ayudar a clientes con el proceso de obtener y mantener la aseguranza para que puedan sentirse más seguros cuando van a visitas médicas. Natalia Johnson
    MNsure Navigator

Let’s Connect

651.489.CARE (2273)
866.489.4899
Fax: 651.603.5101
Email: info@porticohealthnet.org

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Brochures

You can order brochures by filling out this form or calling 651.489.2273.

PORTICO BROCHURE – ENGLISH

PORTICO BROCHURE – SPANISH

DENTAL BROCHURE – ENGLISH

DENTAL BROCHURE – SPANISH

Events or Presentations

Portico staff can table at your event or do a customized presentation for your staff or families focused on an overview of Portico services, MNsure programs, program eligibility, dental access, and/or resources for low cost healthcare. Find out more by filling out this form or contact us at 651.603.5100 or info@porticohealthnet.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are here for you and your families! Below are commonly asked questions about Portico and the services we offer. If your question isn’t answered below, please contact us using the information above.

  • Who is eligible for Portico's assistance?

    There are no eligibility requirements to receive Portico’s free assistance. We can help any Minnesotan learn about their health insurance options and help them apply for coverage that fits their specific situation.

  • What services does Portico provide?

    Portico’s enrollment experts can provide:

    • MNsure enrollment services for individuals and families enrolling into public programs such as Medical Assistance (MA) and MinnesotaCare as well as Qualified Health Plans (QHPs)
    • Assistance with reduced-fee clinic program applications
    • Assistance with emergency health insurance
    • Referrals to low-cost medical, dental and vision care
    • Referrals to and assistance with applications for hospital financial assistance programs

    Portico does not assist with Medicare enrollment. Those who need assistance with Medicare should call Senior LinkAge Line at 800.333.2433.

  • What factors impact health care program eligibility?

    Household size, household income, and access to employer-sponsored insurance all impact health care coverage eligibility. Please call Portico at 651.489.2273 to speak with one of our experts.

  • What do families need to have available for their phone appointment?
    • Driver’s license or photo ID
    • Date of birth for everyone in household (not just those applying)
    • Social Security number for each person applying
    • For non-citizens who are applying for coverage, Permanent Resident Card or other immigration documents
    • Appendix A form: If anyone in the household is offered insurance through an employer, please have the client’s supervisor or HR contact to fill out this form.
    • If a previous MNsure account has been created, the client must have their user id and password available. If they do not know this information, they should call MNsure at 855-366-7873 before their appointment.
    • Pay stubs from the past 30 days to prove income of all family members who are employed
      • If the client is self-employed, they should have their most recent tax return available.
      • If the client has another source of income, such as unemployment or social security, they should have a document to verify that income.
  • What if a family is not eligible for a MNsure program?

    Portico can connect your families to other health care resources. Call Portico at 651.489.2273 to learn more.

  • What do I do if a family is trying to apply to MNsure on their own but are having technical issues?

    For all User ID, password, or technical issues, please call MNsure directly at 1.855.366.7873.

  • When can families enroll into MNsure programs?

    The 2023 open enrollment period begins November 1, 2022, and ends January 15, 2023. Portico navigators are here to help your families apply for and renew your health insurance. Phone-based appointments are available in their language. In-person appointments are also available at several community sites Contact us at 651.489.2273 to learn more.