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  • To make an outpatient mental health or substance use appointment, call  651-777-5222
  • Email our Intake Coordinators here
  • Complete this form and we’ll get back to you within one business day
  • For specific programs, see the following information:
    • Partnering for Jobs and SOAR Appointments and Referrals:
      Melissa Moon, (651) 251-5131, mmoon@canvashealth.org
    • Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC) Appointments and Referrals:
      Pader Thao, (651) 251-5090, pthao@canvashealth.org

Please call us at (651) 777-5222 to schedule an appointment. Or, head to our appointment page here to request an appointment.


Canvas Health accepts most private insurance including Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthPartners, Medica, Optum, United Healthcare, UCare, Aetna, Cigna, Preferred One, Tricare, Medicare, Medicaid, and Medical Assistance. Sliding scale fees are available for those who qualify. Call 651-777-5222 to verify your insurance.
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Canvas Health has locations across the Twin Cities metro Bloomington, Cottage Grove, Forest Lake, Oakdale, Coon Rapids, Stillwater, and North Branch. Clients can be seen from most anywhere in Minnesota using their computer or phone for sessions via telehealth.

Our Intake Coordinators will work with you to match you to a clinician to serve your needs. For more information, call (651) 777-5222 or email intake@canvashealth.org.

Canvas Health clinicians have a variety of specialties including:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Assault
  • Axis I & II
  • Behavioral problems
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Court-ordered Treatment
  • Clinical hypnosis
  • Developmental concerns
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional disorders
  • Emotional disregulation
  • Emotional regulation
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - FASD
  • Hoarding
  • MICD
  • Mood disorders
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Opioid addiction
  • Parenting issues
  • Personality disorders
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship issues
  • Reproductive health - miscarriage, infertility, stillbirth
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia disorder
  • Self-esteem, self-worth
  • Sexual addiction
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Severe and Persistent Mental Illness - SPMI
  • Shame

Canvas Health offers a variety of treatment options for mental illness and substance use / chemical health diagnoses. Canvas Health clinicians have specialties in a variety of treatments including:

  • Chemical Health Treatment
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT
  • Rule 25 Assessments
  • Child development and education
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Play therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – EMDR
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Psychological assessments

Canvas Health has English and Spanish speaking therapists. We also offer a translation service for many other languages.

Canvas Health serves children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. We have specialty programs for children ages 0-5, elementary aged children, adolescents/teens, and adults. We see adolescents and adults in our substance use/chemical health program.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Canvas Health clinicians are seeing clients primarily via telehealth. Some clients are seen in-person and in the community, depending on treatment needs.

Yes, Canvas Health offers court-ordered assessments. Call (651) 777-5222

Most services are available within one week, many appointments can be made in three to five days.

Canvas Health is primarily doing telehealth during the pandemic, with some exceptions. Please call (651) 777-5222 or talk with your clinician about specific needs.

If you need to cancel your appointment, please call us at (651) 777-5222. Cancellation policies may vary by program.

Canvas Health’s intake department can help you schedule an appointment for Canvas Health’s mental health or substance use services.

Outpatient treatment at Canvas Health is available for all ages for mental health and substance use issues. Outpatient treatment involved one-on-one appointments with a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, adult outpatient therapist, child outpatient therapist, or substance use treatment provider. Canvas Health outpatient appointments take place in one of our clinic locations or via telehealth.

Yes, Canvas Health provides adult ADHD screenings through our Psychological Services department. To make a referral or appointment for an adult ADHD screening, call (651) 251-5059.

Canvas Health’s DBT therapists include:
Andrea Hansen, LPC
Peter Lynn, Ph.D.
Mogan Krause, PsyD
Janica Edwards, Licensed Psychologist
Canvas Health also offers DBT Group Services.

Canvas Health does not provide Detox Services. However, Canvas Health offers services after receiving treatment in a Detox Center. The first step after receiving treatment in a Detox Center is to get a Rule 25 Assessment. Using state-mandated tools, our experienced assessors evaluate a person’s substance use, and begin working with them to build a plan that will start the path to hope, healing, and recovery.

Our mobile crisis teams also can be dispatched to help people access Detox services in the counties in which they serve.

In Minnesota, the process of the assessment and the criteria the decision is based upon are governed by Rule 25. Under Rule 25, a Canvas Health chemical health assessor gathers information about an individual and decides whether the individual needs chemical health treatment and if so, what type will be the most beneficial.

Mend is the application that Canvas Health uses for telehealth. After you make an appointment, a client will get an email or a text from your provider. You can click on that link to get started with your telehealth session.

Canvas Health provides vocational services to adult residents of Washington County who are receiving mental health services from Canvas Health. The Partnering for Jobs Individual Placement and Support Services program is dedicated to bringing hope, healing, and recovery by assisting individuals with finding and keeping competitive employment. The program is a collaborative effort between Canvas Health, Lifetrack and Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Partnering for Jobs services include job placement, coaching, and support; vocational counseling, benefits counseling, job retention and follow-along supports, and integration of mental health care with Partnering for Jobs services.