Services We Provide

Assessment for case management services.

Ongoing case management services are dependent upon meeting the criteria for a Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). A person may be considered to have a SPMI if they have been hospitalized for psychiatric care two or more times in the last two years; have been committed by a court as a mentally ill person; or have significant impairment in functioning due to a specific mental illness diagnosis such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, or borderline personality disorder and are considered to be reasonably likely for psychiatric hospitalization according to a mental health professional. (MN Statute 245.462 subd20)

Prepetition screenings for civil commitments


Washington County Adult Mental Health Unit conducts prepetition screenings for civil commitments for individuals who are considered a danger to self or others due to mental illness. Prepetition screeners attempt to find less restrictive alternatives to civil commitment whenever possible. If safe, less restrictive alternatives are not available a petition for civil commitment could be filed. Clients being screened for civil commitment are typically in a hospital setting and on a 72 hour hold. Involuntary commitment is a court ordered process where an individual has been found to be a danger to self or others. Individuals who are civilly committed receive case management services while in the hospital and in the community. For more information regarding the prepetition screening process and civil commitment please refer to MN Statute 253B or to MN-NAMI's booklet on civil commitment.

Ongoing case management services for clients:

Case Management Activities are coordinated with the community support services program to help adults with serious and persistent mental illness gain access to needed medical, social, educational, vocational, and other necessary services as they relate to the client’s mental health needs. These activities include developing a functional assessment, an individual community support plan, referring and assisting the client to obtain needed mental health and other services, ensuring coordination of services, and monitoring the delivery of services.
  • Traditional ongoing case management services: clients and case managers typically meet on a monthly basis.
  • Intensive ongoing case management services: clients and case managers meet on a frequent basis dependent on clients intensive service needs.
  • Youth transitional case management services: designated case manager to work with clients transitioning from children's services to adult services.
  • Mental health waiver case management services: designated case managers to provide Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) or Brain Injury (BI) waiver case management services to SPMI clients.

Nursing services:

nurses meet with clients as needed to address mental health concerns and how medical concerns are impacting the client's mental health.