HEALTH CARE BENEFITS
IF YOU ARE WITHOUT HEALTH CARE
- Call Scott County Central Intake at 952-496-8959 and request a Rule 25 funding/assessment if you are interested in treatment. A social service application will be sent to you asking for verification of residency in Scott County, household size and income.
- If it is determined that you are eligible for Rule 25 funding, a Rule 25 assessment will be scheduled.
- Once the assessment is completed and the level of treatment is determined, the assessor will help locate the treatment program and make the referral.
- If you do not have health insurance and/or do not qualify for a Rule 25 or are underinsured, you can seek information at Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at www.healthcare.gov.
- You can also call your County Financial Assistance Office. For Scott County, call 952-496-8686. The financial worker with help you regarding determining your eligibility for medical assistance or MN Care.
If all else has failed, you can call the treatment facilities and ask about treatment scholarships. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are excellent ways to work with a program. Many have found the strength they need through faith-based groups. In addition, many faith-based groups have assisted those needing help.
HEALTH CARE CONTACT NUMBERS
Behavioral Healthcare Providers
United Behavioral Health
Medical Assistance PMAP and Minnesota Care
FIRST CALL FOR HELP
Dial "211" or (800)543-7709
HOW TO HELP SOMEONE WITH A DRUG OR ALCOHOL PROBLEM
- Don't confront a person while the person is high or drunk. Wait until the effects have completely worn off.
- Expect to be put on the defensive. A person with a substance abuse problem will vehemently deny it.
- State your intentions that you are confronting the person out of caring and concern, not blame or judgment.
- State your motivation that you are having the conversation because you care.
- Be firm in your presentation. Come prepared with specific examples of out-of-control behavior.
- Present your observations of the person's behavior. Focus on what you see happening to the person and the lives of those around him or her. Be very specific.
- Express how the person’s behavior makes you feel.
- State why you think the person needs help in stopping the addiction.
- State what you will do next. Assist the person in getting help and/or involving others in an intervention.