Range Mental Health Center
Mental Health Center
Range Mental Health Center (RMHC) was the first rural community mental health center in the United States and the first in Minnesota to provide services developed specifically for persons with serious and persistent mental illness. The Center was established in 1961 and was the 16th federally designated community mental health center in the nation, and the first in Minnesota.
Mental health services are provided each year to over 5,000 adults, children, and families. The service area of RMHC covers northern St. Louis County, and expands for more than 6,800 square miles.
RMHC currently employs approximately 200 individuals who provide many services, including:
Outpatient and psychiatric treatment
Community support services
Inpatient and outpatient addiction and detoxification services
Homeless adult, chronic, and youth programs
Assertive community treatment team
Children’s community and school-based mental health programs
16-bed intensive residential facility
8-bed community crisis stabilization unit
And a mobile crisis team
RMHC also owns the Perpich Apartments, a 27-unit apartment building in Hibbing, Minn., to provide adequate housing units for individuals with severe mental illness and chronic homelessness.