Crisis Services

Mobile Crisis Outreach (MCO)


The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team

Crisis Services: Around-the-Clock, 365-days-a year

for children, adults and families.

It can be accessed by calling the Crisis Line at:

(218) 828-HELP (4357) or 1-800-462-5525


Mental health mobile crisis response teams are composed of mental health professionals and practitioners who can effectively and appropriately intervene in a mental health crisis. These professionals can meet a person at home, school, work or wherever a crisis occurs.


Services Include:

• Crisis Assessment - A face-to-face mental health evaluation of any immediate need for emergency services

• Crisis Intervention – an intensive service initiated during a mental health crisis to assist the person to utilize available resources and begin to stabilize the crisis

• Crisis Stabilization - services designed to restore the person to a stable level of mental health functioning

Additional Services:

• Rapid Access Psychiatry – Arrangement for psychiatric appointment within 72 hours

• Next Day Outpatient Appointment – A “next-day” appointment in one of the Northern Pines Mental Health Center offices

• Referral to appropriate professional programs and services, such as ARMHS, ACT, ICTS, TCM, CTSS

• County Social Services – Financial support, mental health case management

Northern Pines Mission


Northern Pines is an integrated system of services committed to individuals, families and communities. We are dedicated to providing appropriate clinical mental health care along with preventative, educational and supportive programs throughout Central Minnesota.