Adult Behavioral Health


The Adult Behavioral Health unit provides case management services to persons who have a diagnosis, from a mental health professional, of Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). The State of Minnesota has defined the criteria for SPMI as follows:

  • The adult has undergone two or more episodes of inpatient care for a mental illness within the preceding 24 months.
  • The adult has experienced a continuous psychiatric hospitalization or residential treatment exceeding six months duration with the preceding 12 months.
  • The adult has a diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression or borderline personality disorder.
  • A court has in the last three years, committed the adult as a mentally ill person under chapter 253B or the adult's commitment has been stayed or continued.  

Adult Behavioral Health Services also provides consultation, information and referral, and educational in-services to citizens of Olmsted County.

Adult Chemical Dependency Services

Services are provided to clients in Olmsted County include:

  • Information and referral
  • Rule 24 and 25 assessments for placement and funding of chemical dependency treatment and brief case management of persons accessing funding.


The goal of services is to provide appropriate assessment and treatment to eligible individuals.

  • Information and referral is provided to all individuals requesting this service by Chemical Dependency Intake.
  • Rule 25 assesses the appropriate level of chemical dependency treatment and Rule 24 determines financial eligibility for funding.
  • Case management services provide ongoing monitoring of individuals engaged in treatment and early recovery. There are specific criteria for the levels of care provided by chemical dependency treatment programs.
  • There are specific income guidelines for eligibility for state funding.

Other adult chemical dependency services include CRAFT, a program for women who are pregnant or recently delivered and who are abusing chemicals; several other programs for incarcerated or individuals on probation include a jail-based CD treatment readiness offering and several licensed outpatient treatment groups.