Helping individuals be physically and mentally healthy.
United Way works toward improving overall health in our community. Physical and mental health are foundational requirements to a good quality of life. Without good, stable health, people struggle to provide adequate income and pursue education for reaching their potential.
Did you know...
- 96% of people in Olmsted County have health insurance, but 32% of Olmsted County adults delayed healthcare during the last year. Even with medical insurance, out-of-pocket costs such as copays, deductibles, dental care and prescriptions can make routine care unaffordable for many community members.
- About one-third of adults in Olmsted County have experienced depression, anxiety, or other mental health challenges between 2019 and 2022. Community members also identify binge drinking and substance misuse to be high priority concerns for the community.
- 32% of Olmsted County adults feel socially disconnected, and 27% of students don't feel adults in our community care about them. Social isolation is considered a threat to physical health and in many studies is considered a risk factor comparable to smoking or obesity.
United Way and our community partners fight for:
- Affordable prescription drugs
- Pediatric medical and dental care
- Access to care
United Way’s Health Programs
SingleCare is a prescription discount card available to everyone in our community regardless of whether someone has health insurance. This card is accepted at major pharmacies in Olmsted County. Most individuals receive nearly 80% off by using the SingleCare discount card. Learn more