We Serve Northern St. Louis County with an Arrangement of Mental Health Services Tailored to Your Individual Needs.

Outpatient Services

Psychiatric Services

Psychiatric services focus on diagnosing and treating mental disorders of adults, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.

Psychiatrists and advance nurse practitioners evaluate the need for psychiatric medications and meet with consumers on a regular basis for medication management. Psychiatric nurses are available to answer questions about the purpose, side effects, and regime of prescribed medications.

Outpatient Adult Services

Outpatient therapy is offered five days per week, with extended hours on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Problems with stress, anxiety, depression, anger, social fears, and family conflict are explored in individual, marital, and family therapy sessions.

Psychological testing is also available to assess personality traits and dynamics, memory and attention processes, and general intellectual functioning.

Outpatient Children Services

Children’s services include diagnostic evaluations, individual therapy, family therapy, and comprehensive psychological assessments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning problems, depression, anxiety, and other problems. Information sharing with parents is a vital part of our services to children. With permission, services are also coordinated as needed with schools, physicians, probation officers, the courts, and social service agencies.

Community Support Services

Community support programs promote recovery, full community integration, and improved quality of life for persons diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness. Our services focus on helping individuals develop skills, as well as accessing the resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful in the community.

Community based services are available in both Hibbing and Virginia and include the consumer outreach program and the clubhouse services.

Consumer Outreach

  • Facilitate the connection to basic medical and mental health services.
  • Assists in obtaining social services and government benefits.
  • Provides non-emergency crisis assistance


  • Provides a safe and structured environment that promotes recovery.
  • Offers lunch Monday through Friday.
  • Provides social and recreational activities.

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services are provided to the recipients either on a one-to-one basis or in group settings within the recipient’s home, or in a community setting. An ARMHS worker is assigned to help the individual develop and reestablish psychiatric stability, social competencies, personal and emotional adjustment, and independent and community living skills to retain stability and functioning.

ARMHS can assist with:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Community resource utilization
  • Crisis assistance
  • Relapse prevention skills
  • Healthy lifestyle skills
  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Transportation skills
  • Medication education and monitoring
  • Mental illness symptom management
  • Household management skills
  • Transition to community living
  • Budgeting and shopping skills
  • Health care directives

Peer Support Specialist Program

A certified peer support specialist has lived the experience of someone with mental illness and uses a non-clinical approach to help recipients discover strengths and develop their own unique recovery goals.  The Peer Support Specialist Program models wellness, personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and hopefullness through appropriate sharing of stories.

Peer Support can assist with:

  • Wellness planning
  • Crisis prevention planning
  • Advanced psychiatric directives
  • Self-advocacy skills
  • Identifying personal strengths
  • Overcoming barries
  • Connecting to resources
  • Transition to community living

Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment & Illness Management and Recovery

Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), and Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT or MICD) are considered by the Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to be evidence-based practices for adults with serious mental illnesses. Both programs meet in a group format and are based on the recovery model of care.

The IMR program provides patients with information about mental illness and coping skills. The IDDT program incorporate IMR principles, but focuses on the simultaneous recovery from both mental illness and substance related problems. These problems can be combined with ARMHS for an even greater impact on quality of life.

Emotional Health Skills Group

Modeled after Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotional Health Skills Group helps individuals with mental illness that might struggle with chronic problems related to at least one of the following:

  • Unstable relationships
  • Emotion regulation
  • Hopelessness
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-injury

The group meets twice per week and is led by a mental health practitioner under the supervision of a mental health professional. The focus of the program encompasses four major domains: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Individuals in the program are also required to maintain a consistent relationship with an individual therapist and complete diary cards on a daily basis.

Homeless Services

The RMHC provides homeless outreach and case management services to adults with serious mental illness. Housing options—from crisis beds, rental assistance, and permanent housing—are available through the Center.

Outreach, case management, and rental assistance are also available to homeless youth under the age of 24.

Adult and Children Case Management

The RMHC provides case management to adults with serious and persistent mental illness and children with serious emotional disorders. Case are designed to help individuals gain access to needed medical, social, educational, financial, and other services and to coordinate and monitor the delivery of these needed services.


RMHC’s ADAPT Program provides community and school based mental health services in 15 school districts within St. Louis County, Lake County, Koochiching County, and Carleton County. 

Primary prevention and intervention efforts focus on early childhood, elementary, and secondary age youth. ADAPT works collaboratively with other agencies to assist children and families with special needs, provide year round prevention and intervention services, and provide mental health services to individual youth, groups, and families.

Intended outcomes for children and families:

  • Reduce negative feelings and behaviors
  • Improve skills through verbal, recreational, and experiential education
  • Develop anger management, coping, and techniquies to develop independent living skills
  • Improve behavioral, social, and emotional competencies
  • Improve school connectedness resulting in academic improvements and success

ADAPT services include but are not limited to:

  • Coordination of services between home, school and other agencies
  • Special Education/Mental Health
  • Suicide Prevention/Intervention
  • Grief Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Family In-home Services
  • Diagnostic Assessments
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Teacher & Parent Consultation
  • Individual Skills & Therapy
  • Group Skills & Therapy
  • Family Skills & Therapy
  • Classroom Presentations
  • School Year and Summer Services
  • Outdoor Experiential Services
  • Emergency Services

Chemical Dependency

Range Treatment Center

The Range Treatment Center provides a multi-disciplinary approach toward the treatment of chemically dependent individuals, their families, and their significant others. These services are available on both a residential or outpatient basis.

The outpatient programs are available during the day or in the evening.  This program treats primarily adults. Each consumer has an individual treatment plan and aftercare recommendations directed toward their specific needs and circumstances. The staff is also available for assessments, interventions, and educational presentations.  For more information, call (218) 741-9120 or 800-450-7826.

Range Detoxification Service

The Range Detoxification Service is a 24 hour medically monitored short-term stabilization program for acutely intoxicated individuals. The program serves adolescents and adults, men and women. It is staffed by licensed nurses, chemical dependency counselors, and unit assistants. This is not a locked unit.

Typically, patients stay from one to five days, depending on their condition and discharge options. If the patient expresses an interest in chemical dependency treatment, the staff will help to facilitate appropriate assessments and referrals.  For more information call (218) 741-9120 or 800-450-7826.

Crisis Stabilization

Merritt House Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS)

Merritt House Intensive residential treatment services are time-limited services provided in a residential setting to consumers who need a more restrictive living setting, or who may be at risk of significant functional deterioration if they do not receive these services. This program is designed to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, personal and emotional adjustment, self-sufficiency, and skills to live more independently.  A wide varieties of services are provided while the individual is a resident of the IRTS.

IRTS is designed for those 18 and older, who are eligible for MA, and who meet the admission criteria. 24-hour staff supervision is provided. The facility can house up to 16 individuals at any one time. The facility is located in Virginia, MN. For further information, please call (218) 741-9630.  To make a referral request, click Merritt House Referral Packet print off, complete and fax to 218-741-3080 Attn: Monica or Teresa.

Wellstone Center for Recovery

The RMHC Wellstone Center for Recovery is a community-based program designed to assist adults experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency. The program offers individualized services that meet the unique needs of those being served.

The program is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and is staffed around the clock by highly trained mental health practitioners and skilled nursing staff. Each resident has a private room. Most insurances, including Medicaid, is accepted.

The program utilizes evidence-based, recovery-oriented services including:

  • Individualized Assessment and Treatment
  • Psychiatry Medication Management
  • Onsite Diagnostic Assessment
  • Onsite Alcohol and Drug Assessments (Rule 25)
  • Illness Management and Recovery
  • Integrated Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program
  • Family Psychoeducation
  • Holistic Skills Training focusing on Prevention, Wellness and Self-Care
  • Discharge Planning and Referrals to ongoing/follow-up services and resources

Admission Criteria

  • Experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Minnesota resident
  • Between ages 18 and 65
  • Medically stable
  • No imminent danger to self or others
  • No substantial alcohol/chemical impairment
  • Comply with a medical screening
  • Bring a two-week supply of prescription medications in bottles

Admissions are taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For more information, call (218) 471-4327.

Mobile Crisis

The Mobile Crisis Team began in September of 2014 as an additional service out of the Wellstone Crisis Stabilization Center. The mobile crisis team serves adults and children, seven days a week. The mobile crisis team provides an on-site assessment at a common entry point in the community to persons experiencing a mental health crisis. 

The geographic area served is Northeastern Minnesota.  This area includes Northern St. Louis County, Koochiching County, Lake County, Cook County, and within the vicinity of the three tribes including but not limited to Bois Forte and Nett Lake.  You can contact the Mobile Crisis team by calling (218) 288-2100 or (218) 749-2881 option #2.

24 Hour Crisis Line Services

The crisis line is accessed by calling (218) 288-2100 which is answered by trained crisis line staff.  If the situation cannot be handled over the phone, other community services are offered to try to meet the caller’s needs.

Main Office

624 13th St. South

Virginia, MN 55792




Governor Rudy Perpich Building

3203 West 3rd Avenue

Hibbing, MN 55746