If you (or someone you know) is having a mental health crisis and/or is in immediate danger, please dial 8-911. Dangerous crisis situations include suicidal behaviors or threats, homicidal behavior or threats, irrational dangerous behavior, or excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs. If you are not sure whether the situation represents immediate danger, err on the side of caution and place the call. If the mental health crisis you are experiencing is not dangerous, but you wish to access health care immediately, please contact one of the following depending on your location:

If you are a UMC student in crisis and are in the Crookston area or surrounding area (or aware of a student in crisis) contact UMC's Counseling Services:

  1. During the school year (218) 281-8586. Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm p.m.
  2. During the summer months (218) 281-8586 (June, July, Mid-August) 8:00 a.m.-12:00pm, 1:00pm- 4:30 p.m.

Please call Nataki Morris (1-218-281-8586) to schedule an appointment with a counselor.

For crises on weekends, holidays, after hours, or during the summer or college breaks, please call the Northwest Mental Health Center's 24 hour Crisis Number at 1-800-282-5005. A person who dials this number after 5:00 p.m. or on weekends is calling RiverView Healthcare (hospital). A trained health care provider at Riverview screens all calls and relays appropriate calls to a mental health professional who then gets in touch with the caller within a few moments.
Callers during normal business hours can call into the Northwest Mental Health Center and are referred to the mental health professional or call them at 1-218-281-3940.

Other Agencies that can be contacted in case of an emergency or crisis include:

Altru Health Systems
Crookston Police Department:1-911 or 1-218-281-3111

Northwestern Mental Health Center
24 hour Crisis number 1-800-282-5005
College Avenue P.O. Box 603
Crookston, Minnesota 56716
1-218-281-3940

RiverView Health Recovery Services
1-218-281-9765
1-800-584-9226

Sanford Medical Center
1-218-683-4351
Mental Heath Division Northwest Medical Center
120 LaBree Avenue South
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Tri-County Community Corrections
600 Bruce Street
Crookston, MN 56716
1-218-281-6363

Polk County Sheriff's Office
1-218-281-0430 or 1-218-281-0435

RiverView Health Care
Call 218-281-9405
Toll free 1-800-743-6551, ex. 405

For Sexual Assault Victims:

Contact: Stacey Grunewald (218) 281-8512
24 hour Rape Crisis Number:1-800-524-1993

Polk County Victim Services
223 East 7th Street Suite 101
Crookston, MN 56716
1-218-281-1554

Emergency Contraception Number
1-888-NOT-2-LATE

General Crime Protection
1-800-524-1993 or 1-218-281-4347

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