Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible for services?

  • All Isanti County residents are eligible to apply for services. 
  • Each program has it's own qualifications for participation and financial outlines. 
  • Contact the program for guidelines.

Who can make a referral and how is one made?

  • Referrals can come from yourself, family, friends, health care, social workers, school, clergy, etc.
  • To make a referral, contact Public Health at (763) 689-4071 Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How do I pay for services?

  • Payments are made from many different sources including:
    • Health Insurance - Private, HMO, Medical Assistance, Veterans Administration.
    • Grants - TANF, MCH, Medica, Part C, CTC, SHIP, UCare, United Way, etc.
    • Private Pay - Sliding fee based on family size and ability to pay; no one is denied service due to inability to pay.

Where do I go for Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Childcare Licensing, Child Support, Financial Assistance (Food, Shelter, Childcare), or Emergency Assistance?

  • Contact Isanti County Family Services at (763) 689-1711. 
  • You may also visit their website for more information by clicking here.

What is Radon?  How can I test?

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that seeps up from the earth.  When inhaled, it gives off radioactive particles that can damage the cells that line the lung.  Go to www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/indoorair/radon/index.html for more information.

Where can I get help with breastfeeding?