Mental Health & Chemical Dependency Services


Benton County Human Services provides case management services for eligible residents. A Diagnostic Assessment by a Mental Health Professional is needed to determine if a person is eligible for mental health case management.

Case Management Services

Adults with Mental Illness

Case management services for adults with mental illness are activities designed to help adults with serious and persistent mental illness in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, vocational, and other necessary services as they relate to the client’s mental health needs. Case management services include developing a functional assessment, an individual community support plan, referring and assisting the person to obtain needed mental health and other services, ensuring coordination of services, and monitoring the delivery of services.

Children With Emotional Disturbance

Case management for services children with an emotional disturbance are activities designed to help the child with severe emotional disturbance and the child’s family obtain needed mental health services, recreational services, and related services in the areas of volunteer services, advocacy, and legal services. Case management services include assisting and obtaining a comprehensive diagnostic assessment,  developing an individual family community support plan, and assisting the child and the child’s family in obtaining needed services by coordination with other agencies and assuring continuity of care. Case managers must assess the delivery, appropriateness, and effectiveness of services over time.

Additional Information

If you would like to learn more about case management services for adults with mental illness or children with emotional disturbances, you may call 320-968-5087 and ask for the intake worker.

Central Minnesota Mental Health Center

Central Minnesota Mental Health Center is the community mental health center for Benton County. CMMHC provides individuals, couples and groups counseling through insurance and sliding fee scale based on household income. The main office is located in St. Cloud. To learn more about their services or to make an appointment, they may be reached by calling 320-252-5010.

For County Crisis Response Team

Four County Crisis Response Team is available 24 hours a day at 320-253-5555 or 800-635-8008. The team provides callers with a needs assessment and referrals to appropriate resources. If medically necessary, the Crisis Response Team assists individuals by traveling to their location to provide face-to-face interventions and assessments. Crisis services are available for adults and children in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties. Adult Crisis beds are also available if appropriate.

Chemical Health

Benton County Human Services determines eligibility for Behavioral Health Funding. Funding is requested by persons seeking a public funding source for substance use treatment. The county will assess if a person is eligible for treatment services to be paid for through this fund. Eligibility requirements such as insurance coverage, income, and residency will be discussed at the time of intake.  

Prepetition Screening

Prepetition Screening is provided for all individuals who are being petitioned for civil commitment, a process by which the court determines that an individual’s mental illness or chemical dependency is causing them to be a danger to themselves or others. For more information call  320-968-5087 and ask for the social service intake worker.


Detoxification is provided by the Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. The detoxification center is a sub-acute residential facility providing medical monitoring and chemical dependency assessments and screening for individuals who are intoxicated or experiencing withdrawal symptoms from alcohol. Admission may be arranged by calling 320-252-6654.

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