Health Services

Todd County’s Health is our Priority

The Health Services team has a number of programs and services to support qualifying residents of Todd County.  Among these are services for expectant mothers, newborns, children and families, seniors, disabled individuals, vulnerable adults, and persons recovering from chemical dependency or mental health concerns.

Some of the services are provided directly by county staff, while others are provided in collaboration with a number of community partners to most efficiently and effectively serve Todd County residents. We encourage those in need of services to call our intake staff to learn more about available programs and local resources.  You can also find valuable information in the Todd County Health and Human Services Resource Directory.

Additional Information

The Adult Mental Health Unit provides Rule 79 Adult Mental Health Case Management Services for those with a qualifying Serious and Persistent Mental Illness. Case Managers assist clients to arrange a variety of services depending on their individual needs. These services may include, but are not limited to, ARMHS, CSP, Drop-In Centers, Peer Support Specialists, Psychiatry, Therapy, Intensive Residential Treatment Services, Board and Lodge, Crisis Beds, etc.

There are a number of resources available for those seeking mental health services in the Todd County area. Please follow the links below or call our intake worker with any questions about services and resources available in our area.

If you or a family member are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call:

Crisis and Referral Line at 1-800-462-5525.

Additional Resources:

Adult Protection strives to improve the quality of life for Todd County’s most vulnerable citizens. These individuals are unable to protect themselves or provide for their own physical, emotional, or mental needs due to age or handicapping conditions. Adult Protection Services focus on safety and well-being but also works towards reducing neglect, abuse, or exploitation of vulnerable adults through outreach and education. Vulnerable adult investigations are completed in conjunction with the Todd County Attorney’s Office, Todd County Sheriff’s Department, and state licensing through Social Services.

To make an Adult Protection Report, please call the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center at:  1-844-880-1574

Mandated Reporters may file an online report through: MN Adult Abuse Reporting Center VA-CEP Report

Additional Resources:

DHS Link

Conservatorship and Guardianship ResourcesTodd County Health and Human Services utilizes Sourcewell to perform licensing duties on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Human Services for adult foster care.  Applicants must complete the required elements of the licensing process and meet the minimum standards of care and physical environment.  These standards are enforced to protect the health, safety and rights of persons receiving these services.

Please contact Sourcewell if you are interested in becoming a Licensed Adult Foster Care Provider.

Contact Information:
Regional Licensing Specialist
218-895-4163

For more information in regards to Adult Foster Care Licensing, please check out our Licensing Webpage at: Adult Foster Care LicensingThe first step to accessing funding for substance use disorder treatment services is the Rule 25 Assessment. Eligible individuals also need to meet income guidelines for Medical Assistance (MA).

Todd County Health and Human Services can complete voluntary or court-ordered Rule 25 Chemical Use Assessments. We also maintain resource lists for private providers in the area who can complete these assessments as well. Treatment providers may also be able to complete the Rule 25 at intake, depending on your health plan.

Additional Resources:

Todd County Health & Human Services offers limited financial assistance for residents who need help paying for some types of chore services. The purpose of this program is to help residents maintain independent living in their own home either long-term or on a temporary basis. Health & Human Services will review each request on an individual basis. Eligibility will be based on need and income. Health & Human Services reserves the right to set reimbursement limits.

The Chore Service Program is a reimbursement program. The chore service client is sent forms that providers must sign after they have done the work AND THE CLIENT HAS PAID THEM. A completed claim form must have the following completed: signature of worker (provider), date service was provided, service description (if not already filled in), amount of time worked, rate (if not already filled in), and the amount the client paid the provider. The client then submits the claim form(s) for payment. More than one date of service may be submitted on one claim form and/or more than one provider. Claims received in our office by the tenth of the month should be paid the third Tuesday of that month.

Forms:

Additional Resources:

Todd County Health and Human Services Home Care Program goal is to keep you safe and living in your own home independently.  We provide services Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Services include Skilled Nurse Visits, Home Health Aide, and Homemaking[SC1] . Therapy services are provided in partnership with contracted providers.

Home health care services may be paid by Medicare, your medical insurance policy, the medical assistance program, waiver program or on a sliding fee scale.  Any other charges that are not covered by the third party payers will be the responsibility of the client to pay (i.e. equipment and supplies). To maintain your home care benefits, we would like to remind you to see your physician every six to twelve months.

There are also a number of other Home Care Agencies serving individuals in Todd County. Please refer to the resource guide below for additional Home Care options.The first step to accessing Long Term Care and Waivered Services is the MnCHOICES assessment. Eligibility for services is based on service need, income guidelines, and disability status for those under 65.

Additional Resources:

Families are central to the physical, social and emotional development of infants and young children.  Family home visiting (FHV) is a voluntary, home-based service ideally delivered prenatally through the early years of a child’s life. It provides social, emotional, health and parenting support and information to families, and links them to appropriate resources. Programs within the Maternal  Child Health (MCH) unit strive to improve the health status of children and youth, women and families.

Services provided in Family Home Visiting:

Child Passenger Safety – Car Seat Checks and Education

Child Passenger Safety Technicians are available to answer questions regarding child safety seats and check your car seats.  During an appointment seats are evaluated for defects, recall listings, suitability for the age of the child, and fit with the safety belt system in the vehicle. This service is available at no charge.

Car Seat Distribution – South Country Health Alliance insurance plan provide car seats.  Contact your health plan to determine if you are eligible. Call Todd County Health & Human Services to schedule an appointment time to receive a child safety seat and instructions on proper use and installation.

Child and Teen Checkups

Family Planning Health Services

Services Provided:

  • Health Education
  • Family Planning
  • Physical Exams – Males & Females
  • Pregnancy Testing & Counseling
  • Pap Smear
  • Reproductive Health Services
  • STI Screening and Treatment

Cost:

  • Services are low-cost to free.
  • Charges for services will be based on your income and family size.
  • All insurances are accepted
  • No one is refused service due to the inability to pay.

For more information visit: http://familyplanningcentralmn.org/ or call Stephanie to schedule an appointment at 320-732-4447.

 

Follow Along Program

Home Visits – Supporting Family Health and Development

Teen Pregnancy

WIC ProgramThe goal of the Money Management program is to assist individuals and families to effectively manage their own finances by providing assessments, teaching budget skills and, if needed, debt readjustment services.

It is not the purpose of the program to encourage dependency or long term budget maintenance. Responsibility and control of the budget must remain with the client to the greatest extent possible.

It is understood that certain individuals are incapable of effectively managing their finances and must work with a payee for an indefinite period of time.

Whenever possible, alternatives to long term Money Management participation should be sought, such as vendor payments, responsible payees in the community or other suitable arrangements.

Acceptance into the Money Management program is determined by the need of the client and capacity of the agency to serve those needs. At times, a waiting list may need to be implemented for this program.

Forms to fill out prior to the first meeting:

Additional Resources:

Contact Us

Michael Steinbeisser
Health Services Manager
212 2nd Ave. S.
Long Prairie, MN 56347

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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