Referrals at PrairieCare

Guide your patients to hope and healing today.


Where do you start?

We value our partners in helping patients get the care they need.


Whether you are a family looking for care, a school counselor, clinician, hospital, or other mental health organization, we at PrairieCare want to work with you to help patients gain access to care.

Not sure which is the right next step? PrairieCare’s trained Assessment & Intake Department—AID Team for short—can conduct a no-cost mental health screening by phone for anyone seeking mental health services. The brief screening helps to determine the needs of individuals. No need to schedule, just call 952-826-8475 Monday–Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.




New | The Mental Health Collaboration Hub (MHCH)



The Mental Health Collaboration Hub (MHCH) is an innovative tool to connect youth who are in boarding situations, such as hospitals and emergency departments, to mental health treatment and living environments they need. It addresses the mental health crisis in Minnesota when youth can be waiting several weeks in boarding situations before they are transferred to the appropriate treatment setting. 

MHCH is a 24/7 care conduit between boarding environments and therapeutic facilities based on the needs of the patient. When the patient’s case is submitted to the hub, it includes the patient’s gender identity, mental health condition, behavioral considerations, treatment plan, and other specific needs. Once the case is submitted, registered users can view the case and matching facilities to the patient are notified based on their care and capacity. The case can then be reviewed and accepted with real-time information exchange to the therapeutic setting.  

MHCH was developed by the Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL) with support from the Metro Health Coalition, AspireMN, the Fast Tracker, and grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Health. 

The full press release can be viewed here.



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