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Outpatient Chemical Dependency Clinic
Chemical Dependency Clinic provides case management and outpatient services to chemically dependent and dually diagnosed individual in Ramsey County. An eligible recipient is a Ramsey County resident who: is age 18 or older; is diagnosed as chemically dependent or dually diagnosed as mentally ill/chemically dependent with active Medical Assistance and/or referred by Ramsey County Chemical Health eligible for Rule 25 funding. CD Clinic services are provided by Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Licensed Social Workers, who are trained and experienced in providing treatment to adults with mental illness and chemical dependency utilizing Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment methods.

CD Clinic assists individuals in the community with:

  • Assessment of chemical dependency and abuse, including Rule 25 assessments
  • Individual counseling around chemical use and mental health based on clients stage of change
  • Mental illness/chemical dependency symptom management, relapse prevention, crisis intervention
  • Medication monitoring and education
  • Transition to community living from facility or hospital
  • Community services utilization, finding mental health/medical/dental providers, legal issues
  • Sober Housing referral
  • Transportation to medical and psychiatric appointments
  • Communication and relationship skills, parenting, self-advocacy, social and leisure functioning
  • Group counseling
  • Employment coaching and/or referral
  • Referral to other mental health and chemical dependency services in the community

Outpatient Chemical Dependency Clinic services are funded by the Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund and through the Prepaid Medical Assistance Plans. Interested individuals can call Ramsey County Rule 25 for an intake appointment or for more information about the Outpatient Chemical Dependency Clinic, please call 651-291-1979.

Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
South Metro Human Services Outpatient clinic consists of Licensed Psychologists and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers who provide a range of services including individual and group therapy, diagnostic assessments, psychological testing and forensic services.

Psychological Outpatient Clinical Services include:

  • Complete psychological assessments: diagnostic interviews and psychological testing (intellectual, personality, cognitive)
  • Conduct individual/group psychotherapy with adults

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Within the Outpatient Clinic is the South Metro Human Services Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) program. The DBT Clinic provides individual DBT therapy as well as four skills groups, including three specialty groups-one for men, one for young adult women and one for those with challenges in learning or cognitive deficits. Clinicians in the DBT Clinic have up to eleven years experience in DBT and most have completed the Intensive DBT Training.

At this time Insurances accepted in the clinic are Health Partners, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medica/UBH, Metropolitan Health Plan, U-Care/BHP, Medicare and Medical Assistance. Services may be provided by private pay and on a sliding scale as well.

Interested individuals can call the Clinic at 651-389-4690 for information or to schedule an appointment. Community providers may request a DBT referral form be mailed, faxed or emailed to them.

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services
Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) provide basic living/social skills and community intervention for persons with mental Illness. An eligible recipient is an individual who: is age 18 or older; is diagnosed with a medical condition, such as mental illness or traumatic brain injury, and rehabilitative services are needed. ARMHS services are provided by mental health professionals, mental health practitioners, and mental health rehabilitation workers who are trained and experienced in providing treatment to adults with mental illness. ARMHS are provided for most recipients in the recipient's home and community.

ARMHS providers assist individuals in the community with:

  • Mental illness/chemical dependency symptom management, relapse prevention, crisis intervention.
  • Medication monitoring and education.
  • Transition to community living from facility or hospital.
  • Community services utilization, finding mental health/medical/dental providers, legal issues.
  • Household management skills, organization, cleaning, set up, and home safety.
  • Transportation skills, community orientation, and safety.
  • Communication and relationship skills, parenting, self-advocacy, social and leisure functioning.
  • Budgeting and money management skills, obtaining and maintaining financial assistance.
  • Healthy lifestyle skills and practices, personal hygiene, memory and scheduling skills.
  • Cooking skills, meal planning, grocery shopping skills, nutrition and diet.
  • Employment or school related skills.

ARMHS may be in addition, or as an alternative to Targeted Case Management. Interested individuals can call for information and to schedule an intake interview. Call 651-291-1979. Ask the receptionist to link you to the ARMHS program. Community providers may also request a referral form.

CADI Case Management and Prepetition Screening

South Metro Human Services employs a Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals [CADI] Case Manager at Ramsey County. The CADI Waivers provide funding for home and community-based services for children and adults, who would otherwise require the level of care provided in a nursing facility. The purpose of these Waiver Programs is to promote community living and independence based on the individual needs and choices of the recipient through providing various services or additional services beyond what is otherwise available through MA.

South Metro Human Services employs a Pre-petition Screener within Ramsey County Pre-petition Screening unit. The Ramsey County Pre-petition unit screens all individuals who are being petitioned for civil commitment. Civil Commitment is a legal process in which the Court determines whether an individual’s mental illness or chemical dependence is causing them to be a danger to themselves or others.

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