Programs and services
DHS operates an array of residential and treatment programs serving people with mental illness, developmental disabilities and chemical dependency. Admission to these programs is by referral. Referrals generally come from county social services, the courts or other health care providers. About 11,000 people receive direct care services from the department each year.
Community Behavioral Health Hospitals: https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-5016-ENG
Minnesota Specialty Health System: https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-6478-ENG