Consumer Guide to Health Care
Resources for Rural and
Farm Residents and Workers
All external hyperlinks are provided for your information and for the benefit of
the general public. The Department of Health Services does not
testify to, sponsor, or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on
externally linked pages.
A Guide to Health Insurance and Worker's Compensation Insurance for Farm Families
is one of many helpful publications for consumers published by
the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI).
Health Cooperative of Wisconsin is a Co-Op Care product offering
multiple health care plan options for farmers and agribusiness, made possible
by the Wisconsin Co-Op Care law that passed in 2003. It is a joint effort of the
Cooperative Network, Agri-Services Agency, and Anthem.
Visit its website to learn more about
the Farmers' Health Cooperative, or to
see who is eligible.
You can also call 1-888-863-5713.
Care for Wisconsin Immigrants, from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services,
explains how you and your family may be eligible for health care. This information is also
Care for Migrant Workers: If you are a migrant worker, this
from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services can help determine if you are eligible for
Medicaid in Wisconsin.
National Farm Medicine Center
(NFMC) (PDF, 2.2 MB) : This is a not–for–profit program of the Marshfield
Medical Research Foundation, a division of Marshfield Clinic. Established in 1981, NFMC addresses
the disease and injury problems of the nation's farmers, ranchers, and others working in industries
related to agriculture.
The University of Wisconsin Center for
Agricultural Safety and Health provides health
and safety information for farmers and farm workers in Wisconsin.
North American Guidelines for Children’s Agricultural Tasks, sponsored by the
National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, can
help you figure out whether or not your children are ready for a variety of
agricultural jobs. Each guide covers one job and includes adult responsibilities,
a checklist of the child’s abilities and a list of potential hazards for the job described.
AgrAbility of Wisconsin works to promote success in agriculture for farmers with disabilities and their
families. AgrAbility is the result of a partnership between the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
and Easter Seals Wisconsin.
Easter Seals Wisconsin's FARM Program (Farm Assessment Rehabilitation Methods)
helps farmers with disabilities continue farming.
April 15, 2013