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Rice County Social Services – Mental Health Services

Rice County Social Services provides no-cost outpatient therapy for Rice County Residents who are uninsured or under-insured. (in-person Spanish interpreters) (in-person Somali interpreters)

Contact Information:

320 3rd Street NW – Faribault – 507-332-6115
1651 Jefferson Parkway, Suite HS-200, Northfield (M-W)


1-800-422-1286 (24-hour Crisis Line for child protection emergencies)
1-884-880-1574 (MAARC for adult protection emergencies)
507-744-5185 – Toll free from Lonsdale

1-877-399-3040 – Mobile Mental Health Crisis Line

Services Provided:

Rice County Mental Health Services offers education and prevention, adult and children’s mental health case management, community support services, psychotherapy, and crisis services.

Education and Prevention

The intake social worker provides information and referral for programs and services in Rice County and helps complete applications for case management.

Adult Mental Health Case Management

AMH case managers help qualifying adults with serious and persistent mental illness attain mental health stability, decrease or eliminate psychiatric hospitalizations, and remain living as independently as possible in the community. Services include assessment, referral, and ongoing management of services.

Adult Mental Health Community Support Services

  • Nursing – RNs provide mental health-related skilled nursing services to adults with SPMI to stabilize mental health and decrease or eliminate psychiatric hospitalization. The nurses accept referrals from Rice County AMH case managers.
  • Friendship House, A Mental Health Resource Center – Clubhouse Coordinators provide psycho-social-recreational programming for adults with SPMI to keep mental health stable, establish community connections, and develop lifelong health and leisure skills. Clubhouse Coordinators accept referrals from AMH case managers.

Crisis Services

24-hour toll-free crisis line for mental health emergencies; 24-hour toll-free warm line when you need support for mental health-related crisis; Crisis Center provides residential crisis stabilization in a comfortable facility for adults with urgent mental health needs; Mobile Crisis Team provides support for children, teens, and adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Mobile Crisis Team will provide services in your home or another community location, and there is no charge for the Mobile Crisis Service. Call 1-877-399-3040.

Children’s Mental Health Case Management and Community Support Services

Parents of children with special needs often need help to deal with specific challenges inherent in their children’s serious emotional disturbances. Children’s mental health case managers work with families to understand their needs and strengths and develop a plan and access services/programs based on the child’s emotional needs and diagnostic assessment. Interventions could include crisis plan development and medication management, referral for chemical abuse/dependency assessment, employment support, individual therapy, and family therapy. Case managers develop a comprehensive treatment package designed to help children become successful and happy and keep the family together. Children’s Mental Health Case Management is not meant to be a long-term service, but will assist families by coordinating services and implementing a child’s treatment plan. Call intake social worker at 507-333-3773.

Community Support programming focuses on education and prevention services such as skills training in social interactions and leisure activities. Independent living skills can also be provided. Services provided are dependent on the developmental level of the child, the family’s need, and availability of services. Call the intake social worker at 507-333-3773.

Therapeutic Services: Individual, marriage, and family therapy is available to individuals and families without means to pay or who have other financial barriers to obtaining the therapeutic assistance they need. Those with viable insurance options are referred to community providers. Call Mary Lynn at 507-332-6237.

Communities Served:

Rice County

Age Range of Clients Served:

Preschool, Elementary, Middle School and High School, and Adults

Services Offered:

Workshops/speakers/events; support groups/counseling; referrals; 24-hour crisis; walk-in services; education/awareness/prevention; individual counseling; family counseling; in-home family counseling