Mental Health Services

Government Requirements

The Minnesota Comprehensive Mental Health Act (1987) requires that county human service agencies provide or contract with a private agency to assure the availability of mental health services to residents of each county.

Available Services

Blue Earth County Human Services provides mental health services directly to eligible adults and children who are Blue Earth County residents.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

Blue Earth County Mental Health Center is a member of National Health Service Corps (NHSC). NHSC is a network of more than 9,000 primary health care professionals that provide medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health services in communities designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) across the country that have limited access to health care. In exchange for their service, NHSC provides clinicians with financial support in the form of loan repayment and scholarships. Corps members fulfill service requirements by working at NHSC-approved sites.

As a National Health Service Corps site, we promise to:

  • Service all patients;
  • Offer discounted fees for patients who qualify;
  • Not deny services based on a person's race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, or sexual orientation; and
  • Accept patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

NHSC Promise

Resources/Related Websites:

For more information on adult mental health services, call (507) 304-4319.

Horizon Homes, Inc. Crisis Services

(South Central Crisis Center, Mobile Crisis Team, Crisis Line)

To reach Horizon Homes, Inc. Crisis Services, call 877-399-3040

Counties Served:  Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Freeborn, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Rice, Sibley, and Watonwan. 

Mobile Crisis Services

    Service to provide support for children, teens, and adults experiencing a mental health crisis

    Can be completed via telehealth or in-person at home, at school, or at any other community location that the client chooses.  

    Includes a Crisis Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Treatment Plan focusing on:

  • Problem solving and coping strategies    
  • Resources and information to local services
  • Crisis Prevention
  • Brief ongoing support through stabilization 

    Support offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    100% voluntary service

    Services are offered in English and in other languages through Language Line Solutions

    Grant funding is available for Mobile Services if insurance does not cover

South Central Crisis Center

    Provide support for adults with mental health needs

    16-bed, short-term crisis unit

    Stays range from a few hours and up to 10 days

    Admissions accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    100% voluntary service

    Services include:

  • Short-term problem solving and counseling
  • Medication education and monitoring
  • Symptom management and relapse prevention
  • Family education and support
  • Stabilization after discharge

    Services are offered in English and in other languages through Language Line Solutions 

    A Virtual Tour is available on our website: