Health & Human Services
M-F | 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
204 1st St NW, Aitkin, MN
218-927-7200 | 800-328-3744
218-927-7210
Sarah Pratt / HHS Director

Substance Use Disorder Services

As of 07/01/2022, Aitkin County Health & Human Services no longer completes Rule 25 Chemical Use Assessments or Comprehensive Assessments. Aitkin County does however, provide treatment funding through the Direct Access Program.

Program Eligibility – Aitkin County Health & Human Services can assist residents with substance use treatment funding if they:

  • Are a county resident;
  • Do not have existing insurance that will pay for treatment services;
  • Meet the State income and household size guidelines.

Direct Access Program – Allows individuals to complete a Comprehensive Assessment with a treatment provider of their choice to expedite access to recommended treatment services.

Treatment Coordination – In addition to providing treatment funding, Aitkin County can also provide Treatment Coordination services once a Comprehensive Assessment has been completed.

Prepetition Screening for Civil Commitments – The Substance Use Disorder Unit is responsible for coordinating prepetition screening for judicial commitment when an examiner’s statement in support of commitment is received from a physician or psychiatrist, who believes an individual is a danger to themselves or others due to their substance use under Minnesota Statute 253B.

StartYourRecovery.org is a nation-wide resource for locating chemical use services: https://startyourrecovery.org

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