If you or a family member needs help with a mental health issue, first call your doctor or health plan provider. You can also call the Dakota County Crisis Response Unit at 952-891-7171, which provides 24-hour telephone or on-site response, as well as referrals, to residents in a mental health crisis. If someone is an immediate danger to self or others, call 911.
The County provides adult mental health services to residents who meet financial and medical eligibility requirements.
To be eligible for county services, the resident must:
- Have been hospitalized due to a mental illness within the last year
- Have a mental health diagnosis
- Do not have mental health services covered by private health insurance
- Qualify for Medical Assistance
Apply for services
If you have questions or would like to apply for mental health services, contact Adult Mental Health at 651-554-6424.
More resources and links
There are many mental health resources available within the county. Find out more.