PrimeWest Health Owner Counties

PrimeWest Health is a partnership of 24 rural Minnesota counties. The counties joined together to provide health coverage solutions to those eligible for Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP). At this time, PrimeWest Health offers coverage for eligible residents of 13 counties: Beltrami, Big Stone, Clearwater, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, McLeod, Meeker, Pipestone, Pope, Renville, Stevens, and Traverse. Eleven more counties joined PrimeWest Health on January 1, 2020. These counties are Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Nobles, Redwood, Swift, and Yellow Medicine. However, PrimeWest Health is not providing health coverage in these counties in 2021.

Beltrami County
County Website | Health and Human Services
JPB Member: Richard Anderson
Alternate: Reed Olson

Big Stone County
County Website | Family Services | Public Health
JPB Member: Brent Olson, 2021 JPB Chair
Alternate: Roger Sandberg

Chippewa County
County Website | Family Services | Public Health
JPB Member: David Nordaune
Alternate: Bill Pauling

Clearwater County
County Website | Human Services | Public Health/Nursing Services
JPB Member: John A. Nelson
Alternate: Mark Larson

Cottonwood County
County Website | Health and Human Services
JPB Member: Norm Holmen
Alternate: Donna Gravley

Douglas County
County Website | Social Services | Public Health
JPB Member: Jerry Rapp
Alternate: Heather Larson

Grant County
County Website | Social Services | Public Health Nursing Services
JPB Member: Troy Johnson
Alternate: Ken Johnson

Hubbard County
County Website | Social Services | Public Health
JPB Member: Charlene Christenson
Alternate: Dan Stacey

Jackson County
County Website | Health and Human Services
JPB Member: Catherine Hohenstein
Alternate: Don Wachal

Kandiyohi County
County Website | Health and Human Services | Public Health
JPB Member: Rollie Nissen
Alternate: George "Corky" Berg

Lac qui Parle County
County Website | Family Services | Public Health
JPB Member: Todd Patzer
Alternate: DeRon Brehmer

Lincoln County
County Website | Health and Human Services
JPB Member: Mic VanDeVere
Alternate: Steve Hauswedell

Lyon County
County Website | Health and Human Services
JPB Member: Rick Anderson
Alternate: Charlie Sanow

McLeod County
County Website | Social Services | Public Health
JPB Member: Daryl Luthens
Alternate: Nathan Schmalz

Meeker County
County Website | Social Services | Public Health
JPB Member: Beth Oberg
Alternate: Paul Johnson

Nobles County
County Website | Human Services | Public Health
JPB Member: Don Linssen
Alternate: Robert Demuth, Jr.

Pipestone County
County WebsiteHealth and Human Services
JPB Member: Les Nath
Alternate: Daniel Wildermuth

Pope County
County Website | Human Services | Public Health
JPB Member: Gordon Wagner
Alternate: Larry Lindor

Redwood County
County Website | Health and Human Services
JPB Member: Bob VanHee
Alternate: Dave Forkrud

Renville County
County Website | Social Services | Public Health
JPB Member: Greg Snow
Alternate: Dave Hamre

Stevens County
County Website | Human Services | Public Health
JPB Member: Jeanne Ennen
Alternate: Bob Kopitzke

Swift County
County Website | Human Services | Public Health
JPB Member: Gary Hendrickx
Alternate: Joe Fox

Traverse County
County Website | Social Services | Public Health
JPB Member: David Salberg
Alternate: Tom Monson

Yellow Medicine County
County Website | Family Services | Public Health
JPB Member: John Berends
Alternate: Ron Antony

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DHS_Approved_01/29/2021
Updated: 05/26/2021