What Is PrimeWest Health?

PrimeWest Health is a partnership of 13 rural Minnesota counties governed by a Joint Powers Board (JPB). Our JPB includes two county commissioners (one primary and one alternate) from each of our owner counties. We are headquartered in Alexandria, Minnesota, and have administered a County-Based Purchasing (CBP) health plan owned by the counties we serve since 1997.Through this health plan, we annually manage and pay for the health care, wellness, and human services of over 38,500 residents in our counties. What makes us different is our local county ownership structure and the connection our employees have to the people we serve—because those people are our neighbors, family, and friends.