Mental Health Resources in Southeast Minnesota


Are you experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency?
Contact 1-844-CRISIS2 or text HOME to 741741.

Learn more about mental health resources available in southeast Minnesota.

​Adult Behavioral Health

Targeted Case Management: The Adult Behavioral Health unit provides case management services to persons who have been diagnosed with a Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) by a mental health professional. 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. 

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): ACT is an intensive nonresidential treatment which involves rehabilitative mental health services. ACT helps people become independent and integrate into the community as they experience recovery. ACT provides a single, fixed point of responsibility for treatment, rehabilitation, and support. Services are offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in a community-based setting.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):

Substance Use Services:

Intake Team: Our Adult Behavioral Health Intake Team provides access to information and referral to the services provided at Olmsted County as well as information about services in our community. If you are unsure how to find services for your mental or behavioral health, call the intake line at 507-328-6400.

Adult Mental Health Initiatives

Adult Mental Health Initiatives (AMHI) are regional collaborations charged with overseeing adult mental health services and funding to counties and tribal governments in their area. In southeast Minnesota, we work collectively as a group known as CREST (Collaboration, Resources, Education, Services, Technology). CREST is a unique partnership of counties, providers, health systems, and individuals living with mental illness that collaborate hoping to positively impact our mental health delivery system.

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Crisis Response for Southeast Minnesota

Crisis Response of Southeast Minnesota provides qualified counselors who can respond to any problem 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by phone. Services are no cost, confidential and immediately accessible. Counselors help the caller reach a place of emotional and physical safety and then direct the caller to available community resources that offer longer-term support. Phone counselors provide over the phone assessments, safety plans, and support. Our phone counselors can connect you to local teams able to meet where you are and provide additional support.

A mental health crisis or emergency is a behavioral, emotional or psychiatric situation which without timely mental health intervention would result in a significantly reduced level of functioning or placement.

If you need help, contact 1-844-CRISIS2 or text HOME to 741741.


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Southeast Regional Crisis Center

The Southeast Regional Crisis Center will provide care to individuals in southeast Minnesota who are experiencing a mental health care crisis. Services will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The facility is being built in Rochester, Minnesota and will serve Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca and Winona counties. The Southeast Regional Crisis Center is being made possible thanks to a collaboration between Olmsted Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, the southeast chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the Collaborative Resource Education Services and Technology (CREST) initiative, and several other partners. The Minnesota Department of Human services awarded $5 million in funding to the center in 2019.

Construction of the Southeast Regional Crisis Center begins June 15, 2020, and the center is expected to open in spring 2021.

For more information, visit the Southeast Regional Crisis Center page on the Olmsted County website.

Youth Behavioral Health

Youth Behavioral Health (YBH) serves Olmsted County youth, ages three to 21, as well as their families, who are struggling with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, serious parent-child conflicts, truancy, or substance abuse through case management services. YBH is a collaborative with Olmsted County, Family Service Rochester, and Zumbro Valley Health Center. YBH case managers act as advocates and assist in the coordination of community-based services. Participation is on a voluntary basis.

Intake Process/Contact information:

  • Family contacts intake worker to initiate services.
  • The child’s current mental health assessment is preferred to assist the intake worker to determine available services.
  • Intake worker will meet with the family to discuss possible services and to complete the intake process.
  • If appropriate, a case manager can be assigned.

Referrals can be made by calling 507-328-6400 and asking for YBH intake.