About Us – Learn More About PrairieCare

Providing each individual patient the psychiatric care they truly need.

PrairieCare has been providing specialized psychiatric services for all ages in the Twin Cities since 2005.  PrairieCare and PrairieCare were founded by Stephen R. Setterberg, MD. In 2022, PrairieCare joined the Newport Healthcare family of services – becoming a part of the nations largest provider of mental health services for youth, young adults, and families.

PrairieCare offers mental health services to youth, adolescents, and adults at nine locations throughout Minnesota.

Our services span the full continuum of care for patients, offering a variety of roles and opportunities for job seekers. With a robust benefits package, career advancement opportunities, and great workplace culture, we value our employees and the work they do each day for our patients and families. If you value a collaborative work environment, supportive colleagues, and purpose-driven work, look no further.

It all starts with a phone call

If you are a clinician, physician, or provider looking to refer a patient, call 952-826-8475.

No–cost mental health screenings via phone are offered to anybody seeking psychiatric services at PrairieCare.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, counselor, physician, family, or friend – and not sure where to turn – you can call us at 952-826-8475 to help determine the best services for each individual’s needs or reach us through email by filling out this form.

We Welcome All


At PrairieCare, diversity is the sum of our visible and invisible identities, including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, class, sexuality, gender, age, religion and ability. Every person has a valuable perspective, shaped by individual life experience, all of which makes us similar to and unique from one another.


We welcome and value the diversity of our patients, families, co-workers and community. We intentionally engage and leverage these differences in ways that increase contributions and opportunities for all people. Safety, humility and integrity will guide us as we live our mission, vision and values.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Mission: To provide each individual patient the psychiatric care they truly need

Vision: Transforming psychiatric healthcare

Values: Integrity, Compassion, Determination

Guiding Principle: We act with integrity, compassion, and determination to establish authentic connections and instill hope in our patients, team members, and community.

Integrity: We are compelled to do our best work every day, providing a high standard of ethical care and inclusive culture.

Compassion: We are driven by our patient stories, committed to understanding, and focused on caring for individual needs.

Determination: We are determined to create positive change, overcome obstacles, face adversity, and never give up in providing patients the healing they deserve.

Find your next opportunity with PrairieCare


I cannot express my gratitude enough for this program or my team. I was absolutely hopeless and broken. They changed that in me and changed my family unit. They are so good at their jobs. They have changed my life. “Job” or not, they saw me before I even saw myself. That can’t be taught. That is THEM, who they are.

Anonymous , Patient

The level of communication was truly remarkable. I never had to question how my son was doing or what was going on during his time at Prairie Care. No matter what was happening – we knew about it, and that makes all the difference!

Anonymous , Parent

Dr. Peterson did such an amazing job of asking questions my husband and I never even thought about to try to get to the root of which symptoms were physical/mental and which were possible side effects of medication(s) my son was taking. He took time to listen to everything we had to say, I never felt rushed or dismissed on any of my concerns. We spoke weekly and while he made suggestions, he made sure we knew the decisions were ours to make – giving us complete control on how to proceed with our son’s medications.

Anonymous , Parent

Did you know PrairieCare partners with:

Independent School District 287

ISD 287 partners with PrairieCare Medical Group to provide in school psychiatric care to your child during the school year! For more information, please see www.district287.org.

South Lake Pediatrics

South Lake Pediatrics and PrairieCare Medical Group have been partnering to provide integrated mental health care since 2017. This allows kids and families to receive added care from mental health specialists at South Lake Pediatrics Clinics. Please see www.southlakepediatrics.com or call (952) 401-8300 to schedule an appointment.

Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL)

The Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL) is a free service available to health professionals for mental health triage and referral, or for a consultation with a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist regarding a patient. This is a free service provided by PrairieCare Medical Group through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Department of Health.

PrairieCare is a privately-owned clinician led organization providing partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and inpatient services to the Twin Cities metro area. PrairieCare Medical Group provides outpatient clinic and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) in the Twin Cities and Rochester. Both organizations have thrived from agency collaboration and by remaining agile and adaptive in responding to the mental health needs of the community. PrairieCare employs over 800 team members, consisting of board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses, occupational therapists, play therapists, psychologists, neuropsychologists and more! PrairieCare inpatient hospital, partial hospitalization programs, and residential services are all Joint Commission accredited. PrairieCare and PrairieCare Medical Group’s growth has been fueled by the demand for services and reputation for high quality and individualized care.

PrairieCare Fund

The PrairieCare Fund is a non-profit grant making foundation built on the mission to improve the health and well being of our communities, founded in 2016 by compassionate clinicians, community advocates and legislators.

PrairieCare Fund supports youth mental health and wellness programs throughout the state of Minnesota by offering grants to selected applicants. These generous grants help advocate, prevent, identify, and reduce the stigma of mental health through programs and education in schools and/or districts that are awarded these grants.

In 2022, the PrairieCare Fund surpassed a milestone, granting over $1,000,000 to schools across the state since 2017! To learn more, visit the PrairieCare Fund website.