Free walk-in clinics:

List at:


Metro Crisis Resources:

Following are several community resources that may be of help to someone experiencing a mental health crisis.  We encourage you or a loved one to contact these or other helping services until you feel you have received the support you need. 

Crisis Connection: 


24/7 crisis telephone counseling service. 

Support for a person in crisis or a loved one concerned about another’s safety.

Hennepin County COPE (Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies):


For Hennepin County residents:  24/7 outreach to a person’s home or in the community to assess for/intervene in psychiatric emergencies and assist with treatment.

Can refer to mobile crisis services in surrounding counties.

Hennepin County Acute Psychiatric Services:


Emergency entrance at Hennepin County Medical Center, 8th and Chicago Ave., Minneapolis

24/7 assessment and possible hospitalization for psychiatric emergencies.

Walk-In Counseling Center:  

No appointment needed, walk in during clinic hours.

2421 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis

M – W – F afternoons:  1 – 3 p.m.                  

M – Th evenings:  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Regions Hospital Crisis Program: 


Main hospital/Emergency entrance at 640 Jackson St., St. Paul

24/7 assessment for psychiatric emergencies and possible hospitalization

Ramsey County (Adult Mental Health) Crisis Unit: 


Phone and mobile outreach to assess and coordinate psychiatric emergencies. 

Can refer to mobile crisis services in surrounding counties.

Walk-In Counseling Center: 

Walk-in counseling is now available at two St. Paul sites during limited hours.  No appointment is needed.  Simply walk in during clinic hours.  Services are first come first served, so there may be a wait.  

Family Tree Clinic (St. Paul):

1619 Dayton Ave. #205, St. Paul (entry door on the north/Marshall Ave. side of building)

Wednesday evenings:  5 – 8 p.m.

Go to the Family Tree reception desk and ask for the Walk-In counselor

Love Grows Here Wellness Center, First Lutheran Church (St. Paul):

431 Maria Ave., St. Paul (East 7th St. & Maria Ave, 1 block north of Metropolitan State University)

Ask for the Walk-In counselor

Suburban Counties:

Every county in Minnesota has a mental health crisis intervention resource.  These contact numbers cover the five suburban counties:

Anoka:  763-755-3801                                    Dakota: 952-891-7171

Carver/Scott:  952-442-7601               Washington (HSI):  651-777-5222   

General counseling services list:

Info contained therein:

24-hour information and referral

United Way 211

Call or web search for referrals on almost any topic. When using the website, enter the topic you are interested in or scroll down the list of topics and enter your county. You will be given a list of agencies in your area who deal with your topic of interest. A great “one stop shopping” site.


Additional resources for referrals to counselors, support groups, etc.

Your health insurance

Your own health insurance provider is often the first place to go for referrals which are covered under your insurance plan. Look on the back of your health insurance card for the mental health services phone number. Call this number and explain what issues you would like assistance with and explain any criteria you are looking for in a mental health counselor (gender, race, religion or other preferences). You will be given names and phone numbers for at least three clinics/counselors in your area which are covered by your insurance.

If you do not have health insurance, or if you would like to explore other options, there are agencies which offer free or low cost options. Some are listed below:

Chrysalis, A Center for Women:

Chrysalis is the only woman-centered multi-service agency in the Twin Cities metro area. Services include resources and referrals, chemical health services, a mental health clinic, legal assistance for women, a tax clinic, divorce education, support groups and a child care center. Some services are free, some operate on a sliding scale and some have a set fee.

Family and Children’s Services:

Counseling, family support services, violence intervention and educational opportunities.


A treatment center for chemically dependent individuals and families.

Hennepin County:

Information on services and programs involving health, housing and other social services for infants, children, adolescents, adults and seniors as well as special groups, such as recent immigrants in Hennepin County.

Mental Health Collective:

  • Phone: 612-822-8227
  • Address: 3548 Bryant Avenue South,Minneapolis

Nonprofit, community-based mental health center that provides a variety of mental health services including psychotherapy, education and support services. Sliding fee scale.

The Walk In Counseling Center:

  • Phone: 612-870-0565
  • Website:
  • Address:2421 Chicago Avenue South,Minneapolis

Crisis intervention and short-term counseling to individuals, couples and families. No appointment is necessary during counseling hours. These services are free, but donations are appreciated.

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Adult therapy groups:


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