Local Resources

Local Health-Related Resources

The Dakota County Public Health Department provides a wide range of services for individuals, families and communities to prevent disease, disability, and injury; promote physical and mental wellbeing and safety; and protect health and the environment. Phone: 651-554-6100, Email: [email protected].

Public Health can help with:
Checkups with your health care provider
Home visits during pregnancy and after birth
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program
And more
Find the Community Resources Guide (in English and Spanish) for a list of resources in Dakota County. Search their webpage (www.dakotacounty.us) for “More Low-Cost Services”. 

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.

Bridge to Benefits (bridgetobenefits.org) Bridge to Benefits is a project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs. We will NOT ask you for information that identifies you. 

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

Minnesota Community Cares Clinic: Primary care for ages 0–100+, well visits, sports physicals for students, support managing chronic conditions, pre-natal care, family planning services. cancer screenings, substance use services, mental health services, interpreter services, urgent care. Address:
19685 Pilot Knob Rd, Farmington, MN 55024. To make an appointment, please call 651-602-7500
Minnesota Community Cares Clinic is bilingual and has a sliding fee.  

Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 8pm
Wednesday 8am – 5pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday 8am – 12pm
Sunday Closed

Minnesota Oral Health Directory (www.findadentistmn.org): The Minnesota Oral Health Directory is a tool designed to assist in your search of dental clinics that accept public insurance and no insurance. Search for clinics by region or zip code at the top of the page. Click on the maps on each page to enlarge the map and view all clinics located in your region.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Support Group 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.

Poison Centers, Hennepin County Medical Center 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

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.

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.