Health care provider directory

Are you looking for care in any of our 8 Healthy Athletes disciplines? Our Provider Directory includes contact information for individuals and companies/organizations that can help you. The Directory will be updated as we receive new recommendations.

Do you know anyone who should be added to the list? Contact Jeff Prendergast, Health Programs Manager, at [email protected].

Our goal is to make health and fitness more accessible.

Despite severe need and higher health risks, people with intellectual disabilities (ID) are often denied health services and die on average 16 years sooner than the general population.

Special Olympics Health, made possible by the Golisano Foundation and in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is creating a world where people with intellectual disabilities have every opportunity to be healthy.

Inclusive health means people with intellectual disabilities are able to take full advantage of the same health programs and services available to people who do not have disabilities. Our athletes face significant challenges in accessing quality healthcare, fitness and wellness, resulting in pronounced health disparities and reduced life expectancy. Special Olympics’ health programming focuses on improving the physical and social-emotional wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities by making healthcare and health systems more inclusive.

In Minnesota, we are committed to improving the health of individuals with intellectual disabilities by promoting fitness and providing free health screenings.


Inclusive fitness is key to a healthy community. Special Olympics Minnesota offers a few different fitness programs for athletes, Unified partners and anyone interested!

Healthy Athletes

In an effort to combat health disparities and keep athletes performing at their best, Special Olympics Minnesota offers free health screenings and education at Healthy Athletes events.

In the news

One Special Olympics Athlete is Changing Perspectives on HealthPartners Community Advisory Council
May 4, 2023 – “This council has been designed to help bridge the gaps in healthcare and research. I am a voice for people with intellectual disabilities, and I am changing their perspective!”

Health Q&A with Health Programs Manager, Lindsey Swanson
May 2, 2023 – We took some time to catch up with Special Olympics Minnesota Health Programs Manager, Lindsey Swanson, to learn about the things she does to lead a healthy life. Read on to learn more about Lindsey!

Health Q&A with Health Programs Manager, Jeff Prendergast
April 17, 2023 – We took some time to catch up with Special Olympics Minnesota Health Programs Manager, Jeff Prendergast, to learn more about how he takes care of his body and mind. Read on to learn about Jeff and his philosophies on health!