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Skilled nursing visits

A skilled nursing visit is a nurse visit to initiate and complete a professional nursing task to meet an assessed need in a person's home. A skilled nursing visit can include the following services:

  • Hands-on nursing care
  • Health care training for the consumer and/or their family
  • Observation and assessment of the consumer's physical status

Who is eligible for skilled nurse visits?

Skilled nursing visits are 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. A skilled nursing visit can only be provided in the person's home.

Who can provide a skilled nurse visit?

Only a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse employed by a Medicare-certified agency may provide this service.

How can I get skilled nurse visits?

For more information, call a home health agency or contact your local county agency or tribe (PDF). To find a home health agency, look in the yellow pages of your telephone book under Home Health Services.


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