Private duty nursing services are more extensive than a skilled nurse visit and can include:
Private duty nursing is available to people who are eligible for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare Expanded (pregnant women and children) and have nursing needs that are medically necessary, physician ordered, and provided according to a written service plan. Private duty nursing services can be provided in the person’s home or outside the home when normal life activities take the person outside the home, including school and work.
Private duty nursing services can be provided by:
You can call a home care agency or your county public health nurse to request an assessment for nursing services. To find a home care agency in your area, look in the yellow pages of your local calling area telephone book under Home Health Services.
For more information, contact your local county agency or tribe (PDF).