Mental Health Services

Government Requirements

The Minnesota Comprehensive Mental Health Act (1987) requires that county human service agencies provide or contract with a private agency to assure the availability of mental health services to residents of each county.

Available Services

Blue Earth County Human Services provides mental health services directly to eligible adults and children who are Blue Earth County residents.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

Blue Earth County Mental Health Center is a member of National Health Service Corps (NHSC). NHSC is a network of more than 9,000 primary health care professionals that provide medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health services in communities designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) across the country that have limited access to health care. In exchange for their service, NHSC provides clinicians with financial support in the form of loan repayment and scholarships. Corps members fulfill service requirements by working at NHSC-approved sites.

As a National Health Service Corps site, we promise to:
  • Service all patients;
  • Offer discounted fees for patients who qualify;
  • Not deny services based on a person's race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, or sexual orientation; and
  • Accept patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
NHSC Promise

Resources/Related Websites:
Department of Human Services - Adult Mental Health
South Central Community Based Initiative (SCCBI)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-MN
South Central Crisis Center/Horizon Homes
Senior Linkage Line
Salvation Army
City of Mankato Housing
Social Security Administration

For more information on adult mental health services, call (507) 304-4319.