Health care home

Welia Health is certified as a Health Care Home by the Minnesota Department of Health. The certification includes all of Welia Health campuses – Mora, Hinckley, and Pine City. We are committed to using this team approach to healthcare to improve:

  • Your experience while you receive care
  • Your overall health
  • Connections with specialists, networks, and community services
  • Your medication, using Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Your Advanced Care Plans (Minnesota Residents, Wisconsin Residents)

A Health Care Home (HCH), also called a Medical Home, is not a building, house, hospital or nursing home. Rather, it is an approach to health care where an entire team of doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, families, and patients work in partnership to:

  • Plan
  • Coordinate care
  • Improve quality of life
  • Provide continuous access to those patients of all ages with chronic or complex health conditions, disabilities or specialized health needs.

Care team

Welia Health’s team approach is referred to as a care team, and it includes the following participants:

  • Primary Care Provider – your doctor (MD or DO), nurse practitioner (NP), or physician assistant (PA)
  • Care Coordinator – a social worker or registered nurse
  • Spouse and family members
  • Pharmacists
  • Rehabilitation therapists
  • Additional healthcare professionals directly involved in your care

The main goal for utilizing a team approach is to help manage and understand complicated health conditions and chronic illnesses to help you stay healthy and avoid unnecessary emergency department visits and or hospitalization.


Enrollment in a Care Team within our Health Care Home is voluntary. Your provider will suggest this if he/she thinks you would benefit from this type of care.

What to expect

Once referred, you will meet with a Care Coordinator to develop an initial care plan to:

  • Develop your care goals based on your provider’s recommendations and instructions
  • Address any barriers that may keep you from reaching your health goals
  • Plan lifestyle changes to support your wellness goals
  • Review all instructions and recommendations from your providers
  • Discuss Welia and other community resources that may assist you in achieving your care goals
  • Schedule follow-up appointments, make plans and communicate updates with everyone on your team.


There are many care team benefits, including:

  • East access to your care team
  • Personalized care plan
  • Appointment assistance
  • Medication therapy management (MTM)
  • Insurance, Medicare or medical assistance coverage
  • Educational opportunities to help you learn and understand your ongoing health conditions, treatment options and choices
  • Cultural and religious beliefs are valued and considered when determining or administrating treatment and care
  • Assistance with specialty care or community service to achieve your health goals and plan


For more information on Heath Care Homes, please review these Minnesota Department of Health online resources:

  • Health Care Home Overview
  • Health Care Homes Infographic
  • Health Care Homes News

If you think this program fits your needs, please contact your provider or Welia Health’s Care Coordination team at 320.225.3576.