People living with disabilities can face many health care hurdles: starting from that first office visit, to finding the best health care for your loved one, and managing financial obligations.

Some things to consider before your first visit with a medical provider: inform them of your child’s medical diagnosis, request special accommodations if your child is over-stimulated in the waiting room, understand insurance coverage, and bring your child’s medical history. Did you know that you can request a copy of the notes for your child’s appointment, along with any test results? Access to Health Records Notice of Rights – Minnesota Department of Health

People living with disabilities may supplement their primary care physician medical visits with visits with specialists. Here is a list of regional Specialty Medical Providers. In addition to traditional medical care, there are Alternative Therapies that families may want to consider.

There are great Minnesota resources that can help you navigate and understand financial resources available to you. Financial.