Sanford Health Behavioral Health Center Park Rapids

Sanford Health Behavioral Health Center Park Rapids

When you need help dealing with a crisis or recovering from addiction, see Sanford Health Behavioral Health Center Park Rapids.

You can request individual, family or group therapy. What to expect:

  1. Complete a diagnostic assessment form.
  2. Schedule an appointment with one of our mental health providers to discuss your assessment.
  3. Schedule follow-up appointments based on your first appointment and assessment.

Our provider team is growing to improve access to mental health care. Please schedule an appointment to visit with a mental health professional. Previously, patients were able to walk in with no appointment, which created long wait times. This new policy will ensure that Sanford Health is able to meet the needs of all patients.


Preparing for Your Visit

Our Programs

Mental Health Crisis Response Services

Mobile Crisis Response Services
Immediate help is available to relieve distress and access the support you need. Mobile Crisis Response Services offers mental health services and support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our services include mental health crisis assessment, intervention and community stabilization services for adults, children and families.

We offer services in a safe and mutually agreed upon location such as the home, school, medical center and more. We aim to use the least restrictive intervention and keep clients in their community. We offer help accessing local services and resources including chemical health support.

Crisis Response Team
The Crisis Response Team includes mental health professionals and practitioners with specialized training in responding to mental health crises and emergencies. Counties served by this team include: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods.

Mental Health Crisis
A mental health crisis is a behavioral, emotional, or psychiatric situation that would likely result in significantly reduced levels of functioning. This includes difficulty with:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Physical or verbal aggression
  • Caring for or keeping oneself safe
  • Coping with a stressful or traumatic event
  • Self-injurious behavior

How it Works
The 24 Hour Crisis Line is answered by crisis trained staff at the call center. They collect basic information and determine the seriousness of the call. The Crisis Response Team then contacts the caller to set up immediate community based intervention or offer support and resources over the phone.

Community Education
Crisis services provides educational presentations and trainings on the various services we provide. Contact us today to arrange for one of our expert staff to come to your community group, school or organization.

Addiction Recovery Program

DWI Clinic Education Classes
The class focuses on rethinking your drinking, laws on DWI and victim impact. The class is offered the first Friday of alternating months, 9 a.m-4 p.m. with a 30- minute lunch break. The cost is $150 due at the time of the class. Certificates are given upon completion. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information please contact the administrative assistant at the Park Rapids office at (218) 732-7266.

Program for Addiction Recovery (PAR)
The Program for Addiction Recovery is a structured substance abuse outpatient treatment program. Assessment, treatment planning and group therapy services related to co-occurring disorders are provided in conjunction with substance abuse treatment. PAR is offered in both Bemidji and Park Rapids locations. PAR also offers culturally specific services for Native Americans.

Chemical Dependency Outpatient Group
We are committed to providing a best-practices approach to motivating and moving people through their chemical challenges. We take an individual approach with each client. To join one of our outpatient groups, please call (218) 751-3280 to inquire. The process starts with our office staff gathering some information from you. In order to join an outpatient group you must have a Rule 25 completed that is no more than 45 days old. On a case-by-case basis, other criteria may be required.

Evening Group
Monday and Thursday
5-7 p.m.

Rule 25 Assessment Procedures & Client Responsibilities
Rule 25 Assessments are a state-regulated chemical health assessment which requires specific documentation from both the counselor and the client. We are committed to helping you successfully complete the assessment requirements. Client responsibilities include:

  • Payment is due prior to an appointment being scheduled, unless the assessment is covered by your insurance. Cost is $150 prior to being scheduled. Should you need to reschedule your appointment, please call our office as soon as possible at (218) 751-3280.
  • Arrive for your scheduled Rule 25 Assessment appointment at least 30 minutes early to complete required paperwork. Paperwork must be completed in its entirety prior to being seen. 
  • If the assessment is court ordered, you must provide a copy of court orders, probation agreements, and incident reports. Without these, the Rule 25 will be incomplete.
  • If you need this Rule 25 because of DUIs or INTERLOCK you will need to bring along a copy of all dated offenses of DUIs and/or INTERLOCK fails. This is something the Minnesota Department of Transportation requires in the Rule 25. If it is not included, your request will not go through.
  • In addition, if court ordered, you must sign an Authorization for Release of Information form for the county in which you live, the county in which the offense occurred and for the county court in which the offense occurred, as well as your probation agent, if you have one.
  • Three (3) collateral contacts are required. Collateral contacts are persons having knowledge of your alcohol and/or drug use behavior. They can be friends, family members or coworkers. If you have a probation agent, one collateral contact needs to be your probation agent.
  • In addition, you must be willing to sign Authorization to Release Information forms for each collateral contact so that your counselor may interview them. The assessment cannot be completed without this important step. Phone numbers and their relationship to you are required to be included on the Authorization to Release Information forms.
  • Make sure all collateral contact forms (which are given at the initial appointment) are completed and returned to the facility within 10 days of the appointment.
  • Rule 25 Assessments are not valid and no recommendation letters will be sent to courts or probation agents if assessment is not completed within 14 days. If the authorization is signed for the courts or probation and they request information, we will furnish information about whether you complied with all of the requirements to complete the assessment. 
  • It will be your responsibility as the client to furnish us with all the required information needed to complete a Rule 25 Assessment.
No refunds will be made due to lack of collateral contacts or legal documentation.

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