Substance Use Disorder/Chemical Dependency Services

For mental health crisis services, please contact Canvas Health Mobile Crisis at 952-818-3702 or the Scott County Mental Health Center at 952-496-8481. More information on Scott County Crisis Response Services can be found at

For medical emergencies, please call 911.

If you currently have insurance/ funding and are looking for a Comprehensive Assessment (previously referred to as a Rule 25) please contact your insurance company to find what chemical health services, your plan covers.  


Funding For Substance Use Disorder: 

If you have no insurance coverage OR your insurance does not fully cover the cost of SUD services, you may qualify for public funding for SUD service through the Behavioral Health Fund (previously known as Rule 25 CCDTF). The Behavioral Health Fund or BHF will cover the cost of comprehensive assessment and substance use disorder treatment for a period up to six months, if you meet the following  2 guidelines: 

                   1. You are a current Minnesota resident: 

  • Please apply in the county of your residence 

2. Meet the Minnesota state guidelines for income and household size- (Behavioral Health Fund Eligibility Guidelines for State Fiscal Year 2023 


Applying for Behavioral Health Fund via direct access: 

To apply forthe Behavioral Health Fund, applications can be done one of three ways: 

1.Download and complete anScott County Behavioral Health Fund Application and Fax it to Chemical Dependency at952-444-9802or email it to[email protected] . 


 2. Visit the Scott County Government Center West- Health and Human Services lobby , during our business hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The office is located on the first floor Health and Human Services lobby at 200 4th Ave W. Shakopee MN 55379. County staff is available for assistance. 


3Call Chemical Dependency 952-496-8358 or Erin Whalen 952-496-8840 to have an application mailed to you.  


Documents required with your BHF application: 

Complete Application: (Scott County Behavioral Health Fund Application )   

  • Verification of residency: Include one of the following:  
  1. Copy of a lease agreement/ mortgage statement or recent utility bill or complete the “Authorization for release of information about residence and shelter expenses” included in the Behavioral Health fund application.  
  • Verification of income: Include one of the following:  
  1. Copies of all eligible income listed on page one of BHF Application.  
  2. Complete the “employment verification form” included in the Behavioral Health Application. (No proof required for people unemployed.) 


After you apply: 

Once Scott County receives the application, it will be reviewed. Ifapproved you will be contacted and a 6-month eligibility span will begin allowing applicant to access chemical health services. If continued funding is needed after the 6 month eligibility span expires, individuals will need to reapply to re-determine financial eligibility.  

For any questions call Chemical Dependency at 952-496-8358 or Erin Whalen 952-496-8840 

Resource Support Groups:  (12 Step Recovery Group For Alcohol and other substances) (Mental Health Resources and list of Support Group)  (Faith-Based 12 Step Recovery Group) (FREE Support Groups Focused on Addictive Behaviors)  (FREE Online Support Groups)  (12 Step Recovery Group for Narcotics)


Recovery Community Organizations:  (Free Online Recovery Navigator and Peer to Peer Supports)
South Metro Community Services - Home ( (Peer Support, All Inclusive Support Groups, Education and No Cost Tattoo Removal for those who qualify)



Misc. Recovery Resources:   (Find Local detox near you) (Information Regarding Narcotic Abuse and Resources) (Mental Illness Resources) (Addiction Resources) (Resource to find Treatment and Mental Health Resources)

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