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”. 

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.

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 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.