Park Nicollet First with Medica Network

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Park Nicollet First with Medica Network

Accountable Care Organization network

Park Nicollet First is an innovative collaboration between Park Nicollet and Medica that is pioneering new ways of delivering care to provide you with a better experience. When you choose Park Nicollet First, you have easy access to care for all your day-to-day health care needs. And if you travel out of Medica’s service area (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin) and you need care, you have access to more than 715,000 physicians and care professionals and more than 5,400 hospitals in Medica’s nationwide network.

Park Nicollet First with Medica is built on the strength of one of the nation's largest multispecialty clinics. Park Nicollet's integrated health care system includes more than 20 neighborhood clinics, and features primary care, urgent care and more than 55 medical specialties. Members have direct access to Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital and Park Nicollet’s specialty centers, including Bariatric Surgery Center, Frauenshuh Cancer Center, Heart and Vascular Center, International Diabetes Center, Jane Brattain Breast Center, Melrose Center (for eating disorders), Struthers Parkinson’s Center, Child & Family Behavioral Health (formerly Alexander Center), Joint Replacement Institute, Family Birth Center, Women’s Center and TRIA Orthopaedic Center.

Whether you want to stay healthy for the people you love or the things you love to do, Park Nicollet provides the care you need to live your healthiest and happiest life. Park Nicollet First with Medica provides coordinated care throughout the Park Nicollet provider network, so you can see a specialist without a referral. Our 20 neighborhood clinics are the heart of our integrated health care system and offer convenient same-day appointments, plus evening and weekend hours. And when you need expert care fast, Park Nicollet’s eight Urgent Care locations are open late, seven days a week. You’ll find wait times for Urgent Care locations and Methodist Hospital Emergency Center on parknicollet.com.

Plan Highlights

  • Access to any Park Nicollet primary or specialty care provider without a referral
  • Urgent care locations open seven days a week 
  • 24/7 nurse line
  • 24/7 online diagnosis and treatment for 50 common medical conditions with virtuwell™ 
  • CareWire™ text messaging for clinic appointments

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Benefit Summary for Park Nicollet First with Medica Network

Network Information
Network Type Accountable Care Organization network
Network Area Twin Cities metro area
Special Features Direct access to Park Nicollet's specialty centers; 24/7 online diagnosis and treatment with virtuwell; CareWire text messaging for clinic appointments.
Referrals Needed No referrals needed if you see a Park Nicollet First network provider.

How it Works

Park Nicollet First with Medica is an accountable care organization (ACO). In an ACO, groups of doctors, nurses and other health care providers work together with your health plan to provide coordinated care. You don’t need a referral when you see a provider in the Park Nicollet First network.

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