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Special Health Needs

The Health Information Center provides a central source for families of children and young adults with disabilities to obtain support, advocacy, and information about the health care system and other services that are mandated by law.

Emergency Medical Record
Small card with plastic case to be filled out with personal and medical information to aid in an emergency situation. Free for Minnesota parents of children with a disabilities, one per child. 2010.
square $1.50 | HIAC-h21


PACER's Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F HIC)
Provides information about services offered through the health information center and how the center can help you.
square FREE | HIAC-h19

The Medical Home Principle - brochure
Provides information working with health care professionals to create a family-centered, coordinated care approach for children and young adults with special health care needs or disabilities.
square FREE | HIAC-h20


Possibilities: A Financial Resource for Parents of Children with Disabilities
A booklet first published in 2004 by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and PACER, has been revamped and expanded in an online format. This guide offers tips and information on organizing financial records, managing money, dealing with debt, preparing income taxes, saving for college, preparing youth for adult employment, and more. Each section includes links to additional resources. 2011
FREE | Online Only  | WEB-1

Working with Doctors: A Parent's Guide to Navigating the Health System
Created to help parents become effective advocates for their children in the health care system. It focuses on communication skills with medial professionals, maintaining records, and other important issues. See Translations for Hmong and Spanish. 2003.
square $5 | 10+ copies, $4 each  | HIAC-h11

Handouts squareFree to Download pdf icon | $1.50 per request | 10+ copies, $.50 each

Access Your Child's Health Records HIAC-h6
Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Frequently Asked Questions PHP-c219
Affordable Care Act / MNsure HIAC-h27
Consumer Support Grant (CSG) compared to Community Directed Consumer Supports (CDCS) HIAC-h33
Coverage for Dependents HIAC-h7
Durable Medial Equipment HIAC-h14
ERISA Claims and Appeals Procedures HIAC-h15
Health Insurance Appeals for Fully Insured Plans HIAC-h2
How to Advocate for Your Child With Special Health Care Needs HIAC-h28
Is Your Health Plan Self-Insured? HIAC-h3
Keeping and Organizing Medical Records HIAC-h17
Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights HIAC-h4
Minnesota Patients' Bill of Rights HIAC-h5
Parents and Residents Together Program (PART): Information for Parents HIAC-h29
Parents and Residents Together Program (PART): Information for Resident Physicians HIAC-h30
Prescription Assistance HIAC-h22
Prescription Drug Coverage HIAC-h13
Private Insurance HIAC-h23
Release of Your Child's Health Records HIAC-h8
School Health Records-Privacy and Access HIAC-h18
Steps to Getting Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) HIAC-h32
Steps to Getting Consumer Support Grants (CSG) HIAC-h34
Strategies for Appealing Health Plan Decisions HIAC-h1
The Medical Home Principle HIAC-h24
Third Party Billing HIAC-h16
Third Party Billing (Hmong version) HIAC-h16h
Tips for Working with Doctors HIAC-h26
Tips for Working with Your Child’s School when Chronic Conditions Cause Absences HIAC-h25
Tips for Working with Your Child’s School when Chronic Conditions Cause Absences (Hmong version) HIAC-h25h
Understanding Your Health Insurance Certificate of Coverage HIAC-h9
Waivers Made Simple HIAC-h31
Waivers Made Simple - Hmong version HIAC-h31h

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