Children’s mental health partners and providers

The Children’s Mental Health Division works together with many public and private partners to ensure programs and services are available throughout Minnesota. Partners include counties, providers and tribes delivering services so that children and youth with mental health needs can develop and function as fully as possible in all areas of their lives.

The Children’s Mental Health Division guides numerous strategic initiatives to more successfully meet and treat the needs of children and youth struggling with or at risk for mental health issues. DHS sets policy and standards of care and invests resources toward transforming the children’s mental health system to:

  • • Increase earlier identification and intervention
  • • Improve access to the right services at the right time
  • • Establish best practices and improve standards of care
  • • Coordinate mental health care with school, medical and community environments

  • Mental health matters at every stage of life and requires an integrated continuum of services ranging from prevention to recovery. The Children’s Mental Health Division is committed to creating consistent quality, access and accountability for these services. These efforts will result in better outcomes and reduce health care disparities among children.

    Fact sheet

    Children’s mental health: Transforming services and supports to better meet children’s needs

    News and events

    Minnesota’s Early Childhood Mental Health System Nationally Recognized

    In a recent article, ZERO TO THREE highlighted Minnesota for its commitment to creating an exceptional system to meet the mental health needs of young children.

    Minnesota’s Collaborative Psychiatric Consultation Service Open for Calls

    Minnesota’s consultation service for children is available to primary care providers, pediatricians, family practice physicians, psychiatrists and other practitioners Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The statewide toll-free number is: 1-855-431-6468

    Please see the Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL) website for more information.

    Although children on Medical Assistance fee-for-service are the first priority for this service, the service will take provider calls relating to any type of children’s mental health issue that arises with any child in Minnesota.

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