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Ramsey County Chemical Health

We provide connections to services and resources that will put you on a path to healing. Contact us for help in crisis, to get an assessment, or to access ongoing mental health or chemical health services.

Crisis services

Walk-in crisis services

402 University Avenue East
Saint Paul, MN 55130

  • Monday-Friday (8 a.m.-7 p.m.)
  • Saturday (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

24/7 Detox Center

Substance use disorders are a chronic disease that results from biological, social and environmental factors. Addiction can be successfully treated. The Ramsey County Detoxification Center is a place that helps individuals safely manage symptoms of intoxication or withdrawal for drugs and alcohol, whilel providing counseling and support services that treat the whole person, not just their substance use. The Detox Center is not a dention center, correctional facility, or law enforcement center.

402 University Avenue East
Saint Paul, MN 55130


The Chemical Health Unit provides drug and alcohol assessments for Ramsey County residents. The unit also is an access point for state-licensed, chemical dependency services. After the assessment, the Chemical Health Unit may refer people who are chemically dependent to group residential housing or other community programs.

To qualify for financial assistance to attend a chemical dependency program, a person must meet state income guidelines and clinical eligibility guidelines. For more information, call 651-266-4008.

Download a financial assistance application for a chemical dependency program (PDF).

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Chemical Health 160 East Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55101-1494|Detoxification Center 402 University Avenue East , 2 nd floor Saint Paul, MN 55130-4400