Minnesota Department of Human Services
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is an organization of individuals with a commitment to bettering the lives of Minnesotans. While DHS employees perform different jobs and duties, such as research-analyses, direct Caregiving, program administration, fraud prevention, licensing oversight, plant management and human resources, we share a belief that when Minnesotans help other Minnesotans, we create a brighter future for all of us.
Our largest financial responsibility is to provide health care coverage for low-income Minnesotans. We are also responsible for securing economic assistance for struggling families, providing food support, overseeing child protection and child welfare services, enforcing child support, and providing services for people with mental illness, chemical dependency, or physical or developmental disabilities.
Through our licensing services, we ensure that certain minimum standards of care are met in private and public settings for children and vulnerable adults. DHS also provides direct service through our regional offices for the deaf and hard of hearing; through State Operated Services (SOS), which provides direct care to people with disabilities; and through the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services serves Minnesotans in all 87 counties and 11 tribes. More than one million Minnesotans receive some sort of help from our department.
MHCP enrolled health care providers can call the Provider Call Center at (651) 431-2700 or (800) 366-5411
MHCP enrolled members may call the Member Helpdesk at (651) 431-2670 or (800) 657-3739
Department of Human Services – Disability Services
The Minnesota Department of Human Services Disability Services Division manages publicly funded programs that support people with a variety of disabilities, including developmental disabilities, chronic medical conditions, acquired or traumatic brain injuries and physical disabilities.
Over the past two decades, Minnesota has successfully transitioned from high use of institutional services, such as regional treatment centers, and nursing facilities, to effectively serving people with disabilities with flexible, cost effective home and community based services. These services promote CHOICE.
Intervention Services for Children:
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) actively works with other agencies, including the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to provide families with coordinated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary services and funding for both Part C and Part B services of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). This page contains information about upcoming events and provides background information regarding intervention services.
TTY/TDD: (800) 627-3529