Hennepin Care Eligibility Guidelines

Hennepin Care is a financial assistance program offered by Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) to low-income patients and families who live in Hennepin County.

Eligibility Guidelines

arrow graphic You must be a resident of Hennepin County or qualify for an out-of-county waiver

arrow graphic Your assets must be no greater than $5,000 for individuals or $10,000 for families

arrow graphic Your annual family income must not exceed a certain amount for your family size. See tables below. As part of the application process for Hennepin Care, adjustments may be made to the maximum income level based upon your current medical debt.


2012 Hennepin Care Plus Maximum Income Levels*

Family Size Monthly Annually
1 $1,915 $22,980
2 $2,585 $31,020
3 $3,255 $39,060
4 $3,925 $47,100
5 $4,595 $55,140
6 $5,265 $63,180
7 $5,935 $71,220
8 $6,605 $79,260
Add for each additional member $670 $8,040

2012 Hennepin Care Co-pay Maximum Income Levels*

Family Size Monthly Annually
1 $2,873 $34,470
2 $3,878 $46,530
3 $4,883 $58,590
4 $5,888 $70,650
5 $6,893 $82,710
6 $7,898 $94,770
7 $8,903 $106,830
8 $9,908 $118,890
Add for each additional member $1,005 $12,060

*Effective 07/01/13 – 06/30/14