Translations of this summary are available in Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Russian and Vietnamese.

Children’s Minnesota is here to assist you with your financial needs.  We are committed to treating any child in need, regardless of their ability to pay.  Our financial assistance policy provides eligible patients assistance with emergency or other medically necessary health care and services.

All emergency and medically necessary health care services provided by Children’s Minnesota are eligible for financial assistance.

Who is eligible for financial assistance?

Patients who:

  • Complete “Children’s Minnesota Financial Assistance Application” (see below)
  • Qualify based on the application after review by the Financial Counseling office

What types of financial assistance are available?

If you have insurance, you qualify for an additional 30% discount off the patient portion of the bill if you:

  1. Earn less than 350% of the federal poverty guidelines (adjusted for family size)
  2. Provide all requested documentation to verify income

If you have no insurance or no coverage for a medically necessary service, you qualify for a discount if you:

  1. Have an income of less than $125,000 annually
  2. Earn less than 350% of the federal poverty guidelines (adjusted for family size)
  3. Provide all requested documentation to verify income

Patients eligible for a discount will be charged no more than amounts generally billed; presently this discount is 51% for hospital and hospital-based clinics, 41% for community clinics.

How to apply for financial assistance at Children’s Minnesota

Our financial counselors are available to assist you with concerns related to medical expenses and walk you through the financial assistance process. You may call us, stop in our offices, or download the application from our website and return it by mail.

View or print an application here (PDF).  (Also available in Spanish, HmongSomali, Russian and Vietnamese.)

Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. You will be notified in writing once a decision has been made or if additional information is needed. 

Children’s Minnesota – Minneapolis
Phone: 612-813-6432
Fax: 612-813-6461

Mailing address:
Financial Counseling #32-2109, Children’s – Minnesota, 2525 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Location: Family Resource Center, 2nd Floor, across from the Welcome Center desk

This is a summary of our financial assistance policy. To view the full policies, visit:

Do you have Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare insurance coverage?

Don’t risk a gap in your health insurance coverage. Visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Renew My Coverage website for information about the renewal process.

Financial assistance calculator

Find out if you qualify for our financial assistance program.