MnCHOICES Intake Assessment

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COVID-19 update

All client assessments and reassessments will be completed by phone/video contact, rather than in-person.

COVID-19 information and resources

 

The MnCHOICES assessment allows for anyone of any age with a disability to access the support services needed to stay in their homes. MnCHOICES helps make decisions about long-term services that help individuals thrive in their communities. Using complete applicant information MnCHOICES determines if there are publicly-funded programs and services available, and replaces the need for multiple assessments.

Request a MnCHOICES intake assessment by filling out the online MnCHOICES Referral Form or by calling 651-266-3613.

How MnCHOICES works

  • After a referral, a MnCHOICES certified assessor arranges and completes an in-person assessment to determine eligible services. 
  • If found eligible for case management services, a social worker/case manager will assist the applicant in receiving services they qualify for.
  • A case manager will continue to minimize the impact of the applicant’s disability, while insuring services continue and change as their needs change.

Request a MnCHOICES assessment

Types of support available

  • Home and Community-Based Service Waivers provide alternatives to placing Medicaid eligible people in hospital or institutional care. 
  • Alternative Care funds are available for people with modest incomes and assets, who choose to receive community services instead of moving to a nursing home.
  • Consumer Support Grants give consumers choices and alternatives to state-funded Medicaid home care services and service providers.
  • Moving Home Minnesota reduces barriers to those receiving long-term care services in home and community settings. 
  • Semi-Independent Living Skills provides training for adults with developmental disabilities to direct their own lives and live independently in their homes.
  • Personal Care Assistance provides personal, home support for people with disabilities living independently in the community.
  • Family Support Grant provides funds to families of children with certified disabilities to prevent or delay out-of-home placement and promote family health.