Local Resources

Local Health-Related Resources


Dakota County Public Health Department (www.co.dakota.mn.us/public_health) provides a broad range of services to individuals, families and communities to promote and protect the health of the citizens of Dakota County. The focus is on promoting healthy families and communities; supporting disabled and elderly persons to live independently; and responding to emerging diseases and health threats. Phone: 952-891-7500; E-mail: public.health@co.dakota.mn.us

Child Health Clinic (www.co.dakota.mn.us/public_health/CHC/CHCindex1.htm) provides regular health exams and immunizations to well infants, children and teens in Dakota County. A specially trained Public Health Nurse will assess your child's physical and mental growth and will answer your questions about health concerns. If your child needs additional treatment, the nurse will help you find medical or other resources. Phone: (952) 891-7526

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Support Group (www.nami.org/namimn) provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers of children with mental illness to get together and share similar experiences. The Lakeville support group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Early Childhood Education building, 17817 Kenwood Trail.

Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) (www.clues.org) is Minnesota’s premier Latino social and behavioral health services provider. Now ranked among the top 25 Hispanic nonprofits in the United States by Hispanic Business Magazine, CLUES has served Minnesota’s Latino community for over 24 years. We provide a continuum of five core services: Mental Health, Chemical Health, Education, Employment and Elder Wellness. CLUES has offices in both St. Paul and Minneapolis.

The Storefront Group (www.storefront.org) is a multi-faceted human service and mental health provider with a focus on promoting the positive growth and development of school-age children and their families in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

The Bridge for Runaway Youth (www.bridgeforyouth.org) provides short-term shelter and housing services, as well as offering a variety of groups for youth ages 10-17 and their families. Most services are free or based on a sliding fee scale.
Phone: (612) 377-8800.

The Eating Disorders Institute, Methodist Hospital specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders. For questions or information, call (952) 993-6200.

Poison Centers, Hennepin County Medical Center (www.mnpionsons.org) provides emergency information and advice by telephone concerning overdose, street drugs, side effects of prescription drugs, exposure to household and industrial chemicals, etc. Staffed by professional pharmacists. Phone: (800) 222-1222

Teenage Medical Service (TAMS) is the adolescent outpatient department of Children's Health Care - Minneapolis. It is a comprehensive health care clinic with services designed to meet the needs of young people between the ages of 10 and 23.Health services at TAMS are designed for teenagers. Professionals at TAMS are experts in adolescent health and development. TAMS provides medical services, mental health services, comprehensive family and adolescent evaluations, and an eating disorders program. A variety of health insurance plans are accepted. The medical clinic has low-cost fees available for patients who do not have access to health care coverage. Phone: (612) 813-6125.