Adult mental health services

No two people take the same path to recovery and wellness. Hennepin County can help you find resources and support to live a full and meaningful life in your community.

We will talk with you about your life and the challenges you face every day. We can provide connections to services and resources, in the county and in the community, that will put you on a path to healing.

Hennepin County provides comprehensive behavioral health services, both directly and through contracts with private agencies.

Whether you need short-term assistance or ongoing support to help sustain your recovery, Hennepin County can work with your strength, resilience and desire to get better.

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24-7 mobile crisis services

Mobile crisis teams will respond to crises in Hennepin County, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For information about creating a safer home for people who may pose a danger to themselves or others, visit the Mental health crisis page.

Adult crisis

To reach our mobile team, call 612-596-1223.

Call Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE) when a severe disturbance of mood or thinking threatens a person's safety or the safety of others. COPE professionals are available to manage the immediate crisis and provide a clinical assessment. Telephone consultations also are available. This service is available to all adults 18 and older, in Hennepin County.

Child crisis

To reach our mobile team, call 612-348-2233.

We provide support to children 17 and younger who are experiencing a crisis. We will help to de-escalate the crisis, provide a risk assessment, develop a plan to keep your child safe at home, and to offer resources and referrals. Telephone consultation also are available.

If someone is in immediate physical danger, call 911.

Behavioral Health Center

Here to help you toward recovery

Find support at the Behavioral Health Center

Staff at the Behavioral Health Center can help address your most urgent needs. We will also help you resolve issues that are standing in the way of your recovery.

We will learn from you and connect you with resources that work best for you.

Our services are open to anyone 18 and older needing help with mental health or addiction.

Our services include

Physical health

  • Urgent care
  • Health screenings
  • Primary care referrals
  • Prescriptions and medication management

Human services

  • Housing, cash and food support
  • Parenting education
  • Employment resources
  • Disability and veterans resources

Mental health and addiction

  • Mental health screening and diagnostic assessments
  • Comprehensive screening for addiction disorders
  • Case management and care coordination
  • Support from people with lived experience
  • Help in a crisis, including 3–10 day stay at the crisis stabilization program
  • Withdrawal support from drugs and alcohol

Walk in today

  • 1800 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • For more information: 612-879-3115

Access services

If you have health insurance, call your health plan's member services or your doctor. If you do not have health insurance call 612-596-1300 or toll free 844-803-8466, or visit our health care assistance page.

To be assessed for services, call Hennepin County at 612-348-4111, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will speak with a social worker who will help you identify your needs.

Then, a social worker will meet with you in your home or community to discuss your options.

We will provide information and referrals for a variety of supports, which could include:

  • Adult rehabilitative mental health services (ARMHS)
  • Community support program access
  • Intensive residential treatment
  • Outpatient mental health services
  • Case management
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Supportive housing
  • Supportive employment
  • Chemical health assessment and treatment
  • Connections to resources in the community

To get started, call 612-348-4111.

Hennepin County Mental Health Center

The Hennepin County Mental Health Center (HCMHC) serves adults who have serious mental illness and who may also have a co-occurring substance use disorder. We also serve children and adolescents who have severe emotional disturbance, have been abused or neglected, or have been court-ordered for evaluation. We’re licensed by the State of Minnesota as a DHS Rule 29 Community Mental Health Center.

Make an appointment or referral


Clinic hours

Monday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Hennepin County Mental Health Center is closed on holidays.


Nicollet Exchange Building
1801 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403, second and third floors | Map

On city bus lines

General information

  • 612-596-9438
  • Fax: 612-879-3822

The Hennepin County Mental Health Center provides ongoing, comprehensive, client-centered treatment that promotes whole-person wellness and recovery, self-efficacy and life enhancement.

Our experienced team of professionals understands that recovery is a personal process and tailors treatment to individual needs. We work with each client to develop a plan of care that builds on strengths, focuses on person-specific goals and invites the participation of the client’s support system and other service providers.

HCMHC is a county-supported facility designed to serve residents of Hennepin County or people for whom Hennepin County has financial responsibility.

As a safety net provider, we primarily serve people who do not have commercial insurance or who may be uninsured or underinsured. In addition, we welcome those who may benefit from our flexible service model. We offer scheduled appointments as well as walk-in visits and strive to be accessible and responsive to our clients’ needs.

HCMHC approaches mental health care using a multidisciplinary approach, offering a range of services, including:

Assessments and evaluations

  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Combined (psychological & parenting) evaluations

Therapy and education

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Wellness and general health education
  • Consultation

Medication services

  • Medication management
  • Genomic testing
  • Nurse line
  • On-site pharmacist

Whole-person care

  • Primary health care to adult clients
  • Treatment for co-occurring disorders
  • Outreach to people experiencing homelessness
  • Creating Access employment program with Rise
  • Care coordination and resource assistance
  • Collaboration with community partners and service providers

Free or sliding fee clinics

Hennepin County Outpatient Mental Health Clinics

  • 612-596-9438
  • South Minneapolis Clinic (adults and children)—1801 Nicollet Avenue South | Map

HCMC Adult Psychiatry clinic

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center

CLUES (Spanish speaking)

South Minneapolis

  • 720 East Lake Street
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  • 612-746-3500

St. Paul

  • 797 East Seventh Street
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  • 651-379-4200

Learn more at our website

Community University Health Care center

Family Partnership

Corporate office (Minneapolis)

  • 414 South Eighth Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Phone: 612-339-9101
  • Fax: 612-339-9150
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lake Street (Minneapolis)

  • 4123 East Lake Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55406
  • Phone: 612-729-0340
  • Fax: 612-729-2616
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Four Directions Family Center (Minneapolis)

  • 2438 18th Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Phone: 612-722-0762
  • Fax: 612-722-0787
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

North Minneapolis (Minneapolis)

  • 1501 Xerxes Avenue North
    Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • Phone: 763-521-3477
  • Fax: 763-521-3893
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn more at the organization website.

Family Networks

Fraser Child & Family Center

Headway Emotional Health Services (Storefront/Pyramid)

  • 612-861-1675 or 763-746-2400


  • 6425 Nicollet Avenue South
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Golden Valley

  • 701 Decatur Avenue North, Suite 109
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Learn more at our website

MPSI Psychotherapy Center

St. David's Child & Family Development

Volunteers of America

Golden Valley

  • 5905 Golden Valley Road, Suite 110
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  • 763-225-4052


  • 22426 St. Francis Boulevard Northwest
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  • 763-225-4052

Learn more at our website

Walk-In Counseling Center

Washburn Center for Children

  • 612-871-1454

South Minneapolis

  • 2430 Nicollet Avenue South
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West suburban

  • 810 First Street South, Suite 210, Hopkins
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North suburban

  • 9100 85th Avenue North, Suite 100, Brooklyn Park
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Learn more at our website

Adult Behavioral Health Services Directory 2015 (PDF)

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