Mental Health Screening (formerly Needs Assessment)

Each person experiences mental health and wellness in different ways and we want to offer you the individual care you truly need. PrairieCare’s trained Intake Advisors offer no cost Mental Health Screenings over the phone to anyone seeking mental health services. The brief screening helps to determine the needs of individuals. No need to schedule, just call 952-826-8475 between 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. If you are reaching out outside of these hours we can still talk with you about next steps and accessing services.

Screenings are not full psychiatric evaluations, but are used to determine appropriate next steps to address an individual’s needs. This may include, but is not limited to: outpatient clinic services, intensive outpatient programs, partial hospital, inpatient hospital, residential treatment, or substance abuse treatment.

When appropriate for a clinic service at PrairieCare, our staff schedulers will help you find an appointment at one of our sites around the metro area. When appropriate for more intensive levels of care, our staff will schedule an intake appointment, also known as an Admissions Diagnostic Assessment (formerly Needs Assessment), to determine placement. These assessments are billed to insurance. Please note, often times it is necessary to begin treatment as soon as possible. This is particularly true if suicidal ideation or intentions are present. If you need information about bed availability, please call 952-826-8475.

Please note, some special conditions may be best treated in a program or with an agency other than PrairieCare. We collaborate with other community providers to make sure that patients are connected with the best specialists for their needs. We look forward to talking with you!

Please see the enclosed PDF on Direct Admissions for programs for information on referring potential patients.