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Enhancing Lives

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Northern Pines Mental Health Center
The Expansion of Healthcare

We want you to be strong and free!

You can have a healthier mind, body
and peace of spirit!

What's Happening

We have our Nationally Groundbreaking First 
Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic available to you RIGHT NOW!

Located at 823 Maple Street in Brainerd.
You come to us (10-7 daily) or our Mobile Crisis team comes to you.

Northern Pines Access
Northern Pines Has a Client App!
Utilize our app for use on your mobile devices to join secure telehealth sessions,
fill out form
s, communicate with providers, and request records,
as we strive to make the client experience as seamless as possible.

You can login here:
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Moving forward into the next 60 years our new logo shows a renewed movement towards our Expansion of Healthcare!
This is the new sign at our Brainerd Clinic.
A part of what we offer to allow for the best staff we can bring to the needs of our communities.
Personal and Professional Growth
  • Paid Internships
  • Paid continuing education 
  • Flexible schedules
  • Top benefits package with many options 
  • Top paid time off - encouraging good lifestyle and self care
  • Top pay rates
  • Opportunity for career advancement
To start the process check our careers page and join us! >    CAREERS LINK

Ways we make lives better

EST. 1964
 In the Community since 1964
Urgent Care Clinic
823 Maple St. Brainerd
We're here when you need us most
Covering 6 Counties
All locations within Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena

We support people - ALL PEOPLE - who want to live a contented life!

In 39 Schools
In-School Staff covering 18 Districts
Staff of 245
A Growing list of Credentialed Professionals to serve specific situations
Certified Staff
Dedicated staff of all age ranges who  relate on your level for results you seek

...and now for something completely different!

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This is our Island.

No really!

Bay Lake Retreat Center is our unique and beautiful location

where innovative things take place that we want you to be in on.

We are developing these 60 acres to focus on an entire life experience

that deeply plants the health rewards earned while here.
Go to our page              to learn why we want to see you visit the island - and how to do it.

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Get to know Northern Pines


Northern Pines is an all inclusive community mental health center that was established in 1964.


How to live a contented life

Our continuing goal is to have mental health care be viewed as a normal part of health care maintenance.

We seek the positives to overcome the negatives.
Recovery, mental health and productive contentment IS possible!

Counties Served

Office Locations

  • Aitkin

  • Cass

  • Crow Wing

  • Morrison

  • Todd

  • Wadena

  • Brainerd

  • Little Falls

  • Long Prairie

  • Staples

  • Wadena

  • Aitkin

  • Pine River

Schools Staffed & Served

Aitkin High School | Brainerd Elementary Schools | Brainerd High School | Brainerd Learning Center |

Crosby - Ironton High School | Crow Wing County In-Home | Cuyuna Range Elementary School | Discovery Woods | Forestview Middle School | Dr. S. G. Knight Elementary School | Lincoln Elementary School | Lincoln Education Center | Lindbergh Elementary School | Little Falls Community High School | Little Falls Middle School |

Little Falls Community Schools | Long Prairie - Grey Eagle Schools | McGregor Schools | Morrison County In-Home |

Pequot Lakes Schools | Pequot Lakes - Eagleview Elementary School | Pequot Lakes Middle School |

Pequot Lakes High School | Pierz Schools | Pillager Schools | Pine River - Backus Schools |
Pine River - Backus High School | Rippleside Elementary School | Royalton Elementary School |
Royalton Early Childhood Center | Royalton Middle School | Royalton High School |
Royalton Early Childhood Center | Sebeka Schools | Staples - Motley Schools |
Swanville Schools | Todd County In-Home | Upsala Schools | Verndale Schools |

Our In-Community Staff visit all locations in the 6 county area

We provide a full range of mental health services to all ages, including:

  • Mobile Crisis Outreach Services

  • Adult Community Based Services

  • Assertive Community Treatment services for adults and youth

  • Children & Family Services

  • School-based services

  • Mental Health and Wellness education and promotion

  • Medication Management

  • Outpatient Therapy

  • Psychiatry

  • Peer Specialist Services

  • Chemical health services

  • Housing Assistance

  • Life Skills & Drop-in centers located in Brainerd and Staples

  • Crisis Residential Services

Dollar Bills

As an essential community provider,
Northern Pines provides reduced or
no-fee services, based on its sliding fee scale.

As a Minnesota nonprofit corporation,

Northern Pines is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, representing the communities it serves.

Did you know?

In our recent survey, clients reported a 93% satisfaction rate for those served by our Assertive Community Treatment Team.  Our Intensive Community Treatment Services had a 100% client satisfaction rating among those surveyed. 

We offer help by talking through life with you and you can then contribute your thoughts to this survey too!

Northern Pines Mental Health Center is a non-profit organization. 
If you would like to support us there is a page. 

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