If your or your loved one’s situation can be managed with support of friends, family, phone support or other resources until an appointment is made with a professional, you or your loved one can reach out to a provider and schedule an appointment.  Many providers have a centralized intake number for all of their services where they can identify what you’re looking for and make an appointment.

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People Incorporated Outpatient

Clinics are currently scheduling in-person and virtual therapy appointments

7 am to 5:30 pm, M-F



Appointments are available in-person and via telehealth for adult, family and children’s mental health and recovery services. You do not need insurance to get started on mental health support and care.

8 am – 5 pm, M, T, Th
8 am – 6 pm, W
8 am – 4 pm, F


Canvas Health

Talk to an intake coordinator who will match you with a clinician who can get you the help you need in the location that’s most convenient or via telehealth

8 am to 6 pm, M-F


Ramsey County Welcome Center

The Ramsey County Welcome Center offers walk-in, short-term and referral services for individuals affected by mental illness or substance abuse issues.

8 am – 4:30 pm, M-F for walk-in

1919 Univ. Ave W.

Phone – 8 am to 4:30 pm, M-F


Minnesota Community Care

Minnesota Community Care – Call for appointments for full array of health and mental health appointments

7:30 am – 6 pm, M, T, W, F
9 am – 6 pm, Th
7:30 am – 12 pm, Sat


Psychology Today

Psychology Today is an online resource with a directory of mental health therapists in Minnesota, along with contact info.

Fast Tracker

Fast Tracker is a real-time, searchable directory of available mental health and substance use disorder resources that can connect individuals and families to mental health and substance use disorder providers, physicians, care coordinators, and others.

For uninsured clients

Call your county of residence for access to Substance Use services

8 am – 4:30 pm, M-F

Ramsey – 651-266-4008

Dakota – 651-554-6424

Washington – 651-430-6561

For insured clients

Call the number on the back of your health insurance card, or visit the website of your insurance plan to search for a mental health or substance use provider covered by your insurance.

What to Expect

You should be able to call a provider who will talk with you to determine what type of services will meet your needs and find you the earliest possible appointment. This may include asking you to come to the facility for a walk-in appointment. If you do walk in to a facility, you may have to wait for services, since others may have arrived before you, or are taking more time than was expected.

Some appointments may be in person, and some may be via phone or televideo. Be sure to state as clearly as you can what you are looking for, or if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, describe your situation. You may have to share your story more than once – while this is frustrating it can often help the providers better meet your needs and ensures that your story and input are being taken in to consideration.