Central Minnesota Mental Health Center

Children's Mental Health Crisis Response Services (CRS)

Professional help 24/7 for children or youth experiencing a mental health crisis to help the child be safe, stay in their home, and get connected to support


Crisis Response provides mental health crisis outreach to children and youth to help stabilize and end the crisis. Crisis support is provided by licensed mental health professionals. Crisis Response is available 24 hours a day, 7 days every week.

Crisis Response may include:

  • Figuring out what is wrong, how to stabilize the situation and how to get help, in person or by phone
  • A crisis support professional going to the home, school, work or wherever the child needs help
  • Evaluation of risk of harm to the child or to others
  • Making a plan to manage the current crisis and reduce future crises
  • Short-term care to help find long-term support
  • Help for hospitals, schools, or police who are working with children and youth in crisis


  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to eligible clients
    • Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
    • Private health insurance
  • Service Availability
    • 24 hours a day
  • Specialization
    • Children and/or youth with disabilities


Children and youth up to age 21.

Young people can call for help. Parents or teachers can also call for help for a young person.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Providing services in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright counties.

Application Instructions

The state list of crisis phone numbers in each county is available online.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Crisis Line at: (320) 253-5555 or Toll Free at (800) 635-8008


Crisis Response is covered by most health insurance plans, including state health care programs like Medical Assistance (MA) and MinnesotaCare.

You can also get free help if you don't have insurance.


1321 13th St N, St. Cloud, MN, 56303

Area Served

Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright counties

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 800-635-8008
  • Main: 320-252-5010
  • Detoxification Service: 320-252-6654
  • Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 320-253-5555

Business Hours

7:30am - 6:00pm , Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7:30am - 8:00pm, Tuesday 7:30am - 12:30pm, Friday


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