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. United, we’re providing improved access to prescription drugs, early childhood mental healthcare, addiction recovery support, wellness programs for seniors and their caregivers, and more to ensure the most vulnerable in our community can achieve optimal health.
Did you know...
- 95% of Olmsted County residents rate their health as good or better, but 15% report their physical health has declined during the COVID-19 pandemic
- 29% of Olmsted County adults have a mental health condition
- 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.
- 29% of Olmsted County adults have delayed medical care, and 22% of adults do not have a primary care provider.
United Way and our community partners fight for:
- Mental health awareness, support, and clinical care
- Access to prescription drugs
- Support for recovery from addiction
- Social connectedness
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