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No. The process remains the same for all clients.
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Any individual seeking a Substance Abuse Disorder or Comprehensive Assessment to determine substance use disorders MUST apply themselves, regardless of age. Minors have the right to apply on their own, without parental consent. Incarcerated individuals should speak with jail program staff regarding processes available to them to apply.
Due to data privacy laws, your information cannot be shared with anyone outside of the Chisago County Chemical Dependency Unit without a signed release of information from you specifying information that may be shared. Information about you cannot be shared with other Human Services programs or Probation without a release of information. Information would only be shared without your consent if there were a significant risk of danger to yourself or others.
Contact your insurance regarding benefits available to you. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may or may not qualify for Behavioral Health funding. Insurance eligibility factors will be discussed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment. If you know you are on a Pre-paid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP) for health insurance, you are suggested to contact your specific provider for substance abuse services. Chisago County is a provider for Medical Assistance and Blue Plus.
Not typically. After you are approved for Behavioral Health Funds, an appointment will be scheduled for the Comprehensive Assessment.
The professional that completes your assessment can assist you in finding a treatment facility that offers the level of care that's recommended for you.
You can inquire on treatment facility availability on the Fast-Tracker website.
If you have health insurance through the County/State (medical assistance or a pre-paid medical assistance plan), your insurance will cover 100% of treatment that is recommended for you.
If you have no insurance, or your insurance doesn't pay 100% of the treatment costs, you may be eligible for funding through the County. Eligibility is based on household size and income.
Chemical Health Services are voluntary, which means you can't request it for someone else. the person themselves needs to want the service and request it.
Numerous resources for friends/family members can be found on the Hazelden Betty Ford website.
Questions can be sent to us by emailing Chisago County Chemical Health.
Please check out the Chemical Health Resources Page of our website.