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To receive your highest level of benefits, visit providers—including specialists and hospitals—who are in the Park Nicollet First network.
As a Park Nicollet First member, you have access to Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital and St. Francis Regional Medical Center. In addition, Park Nicollet has relationships with Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Children's Hospital – Minneapolis, as well as Fairview Ridges Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital (both for pediatric and obstetric/gynecology services only). To receive in-network benefits at one of these hospitals, a Park Nicollet First network provider must specifically direct you to obtain care at that hospital.
This network includes many provider locations in the Twin Cities 11-county metro area. When you travel outside the Medica service area (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Wisconsin), you can get in-network care from a provider in the Travel Program.* Look for these providers by scrolling down and choosing "Travel Program Provider" (under Top Searches, on the right-hand side).
If you travel within the Medica service area but see a provider outside the network, your out-of-network benefits will apply. Emergency care is always covered at your in-network benefit level.
How the Travel Program Works
Receiving care from a Travel Program provider is just like receiving care within the Medica service area. When you visit a participating provider, simply show your member ID card. If you have a deductible, copayment or coinsurance, it will apply. Travel Program providers will file claims for you, so you won’t have any additional paperwork.
* Chiropractic services are not included in the Travel Program. If you receive these services outside the Medica service area, your out-of-network benefits would apply.
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To make smart decisions about choosing care, you need the right information. We’re committed to helping you get the facts you need. We’re also committed to improving the quality of our own work, including how we provide service to our members. Below are resources you can use to learn about our focus on quality, as well as resources to help you choose the right care for you and your family.
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Please confirm that providers are in your plan's network before your first and each subsequent appointment. For more information, call customer service at the number on the back of your ID card.
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