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Adult public mental health services in Minnesota
Maps of adult public mental health providers
The following is a listing of maps of Minnesota with the approved providers of the more intensive public mental health services. The MHCP Provider Directory Web site provides a list of various fee-for-service mental health providers. To find the list of a current mental health provider type on the site, 1) choose Type of Provider as “Mental Health” and 2) choose the desired provider type under the Sub-Type. The Web site allows you to search by the county of location of the provider or a state-wide list is provided if no county is selected.
Education and prevention services:
Information on predictors and symptoms of mental disorders, where mental health services are available in the county and how to access the services. In Minnesota, the county is responsible for providing public mental health services. Contact your county for more information about education and prevention services.
Immediate response service available on a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week basis for persons having a psychiatric crisis, a mental health crisis, or emergency. A directory of mental health crisis phone numbers in Minnesota lists all crisis providers by county. There is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that is a toll-free number 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Case management services:
Services include a functional assessment, individual community support plan, referral and assistance in getting needed mental health and other services, coordination of services and monitoring of the delivery of services. Contact your county for more information about case management services.
Individual, group and family therapy; individual treatment planning; diagnostic assessments; medication management; and psychological testing. The Licensing Division of the Department of Human Services provides a list of Mental Health Centers and Clinics (Rule 29). The list shows all certified Rule 29 providers in the State of Minnesota, arranged by the county of service that provide outpatient services.
Rehabilitative mental health services and community support program services:
Services, other than inpatient or residential treatment services, provided or coordinated by an identified program and staff under the clinical supervision of a mental health professional designed to help adults with serious and persistent mental illness to function and remain in the community. Contact your county for more information about community support program services.
Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) are mental health services which are rehabilitative and enable the recipient to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, social competencies, personal and emotional adjustment, and independent living and community skills, when these abilities are impaired by the symptoms of mental illness. A person can receive this service if they an MA eligible individual who is age 18 or older; is diagnosed with a medical condition, such as a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury, for which adult rehabilitative mental health services are needed. This site has more information about the Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS). The following is a list of current ARMHS providers in Minnesota.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an intensive, non-residential rehabilitative mental health service that is an identified evidence-based practice. Services are consistent with adult rehabilitative mental health services (ARMHS), except ACT services are provided by multidisciplinary staff using a total team approach, and directed to adults with a serious mental illness who require intensive services. The federal Center for Mental Health Services has more information about ACT services. The following is a list of ACT providers who are enrolled to receive Medical Assistance reimbursement.
Day treatment is a short-term structured program consisting of group psychotherapy and other intensive therapeutic services provided by a multidisciplinary team. Day treatment services are provided to stabilize a recipient’s mental health status while developing and improving his/her independent living and socialization skills. The goal of day treatment is to reduce or relieve the effects of mental illness and provide training to enable the recipient to live in the community. The treatment must be provided to a group of recipients by a multidisciplinary team under the clinical supervision of a mental health professional.
24-hour-a-day program under the clinical supervision of a mental health professional, in a community residential setting other than an acute care hospital or regional treatment center inpatient unit. Residential Facilities for Adults with Mental Illness: shows all licensed adult mental health residential treatment providers in the State of Minnesota, arranged by the county of service. The list also indicates whether the program provides Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) or Crisis Residential Services. The MHCP Provider Directory Web site provides a list of various fee-for-service providers, including current IRTS providers. To find the list of current IRTS providers on the site, choose Type of Provider as “Mental Health”, then choose Sub-Type as “Intensive Residential Treatment Services”. The Web site allows you to choose the county of location of the provider or a state-wide list is provided in no county is selected.
Institution for Mental Disease (IMD):
An Institution for Mental Diseases (IMD) is defined as a hospital, nursing facility, or other residential facility of 17 beds or more that is primarily engaged in providing diagnosis, treatment, or care of people with mental diseases. Adults between the ages of 22 and 64 who are on Medical Assistance (MA) and not enrolled in managed care lose their MA eligibility while residing in an IMD. See the guidelines for more detail about the Minnesota Health Care coverage, including Medical Assistance for persons residing in an IMD.
Partial hospitalization program:
Partial hospitalization is a time limited, structured program of psychotherapy and other therapeutic services as defined by Medicare and provided in an outpatient hospital facility or Community Mental Health Center that meets Medicare requirements to provide partial hospitalization programs (PHP) services. The goal of PHP is to resolve or stabilize an acute episode of mental illness. Partial hospitalization consists of multiple and intensive therapeutic services provided by a multidisciplinary staff to treat the recipient's mental illness. Examples of PHP services include; individual, group, and family psychotherapy services; individualized activity therapies; and patient training and education. Recipients are admitted to a partial hospitalization program based on a physician referral.
Acute care hospital inpatient treatment:
Short-term medical, nursing and psychosocial services provided in an acute care hospital. The Minnesota Department of Health’s Web site contains a database to look up by county any Minnesota's licensed, registered or certified health care providers, including hospitals.
The state also contracts with certain hospitals for extended psychiatric inpatient services. For more information about these contracts, see MHCP Provider Manual.
Regional treatment center inpatient services:
24-hour-a-day comprehensive medical, nursing, or psychosocial services provided in a regional treatment center operated by the state. The regional treatment centers are operated by the State Operated Services within the Department of Human Services.
The State Operated Services Web site contains information about the regional treatment centers as well as other state operated services.
Specialty mental health providers
Some mental health providers provide services that focus on mental health issues related to specific cultures or languages, including the deaf and hearing impaired.
Need more help?
You can link to MinnesotaHelp.info (TM) web-site for information and referrals to providers that can help you.
If you have questions about Minnesota Health Care Program eligibility, you should check with your county eligibility contact.
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