School-Linked Mental Health Services

Our School-Linked Mental Health Services began in 1998 to bring community mental health directly to students and their families within a school setting. Today these services are one of the few offered in the Twin Cities metro that embeds therapists in 25 schools in four districts: Robbinsdale, Osseo, Anoka-Hennepin, and Intermediate District 287.

These services provide an efficient solution for districts overwhelmed with the demand for social and behavioral health services. Because therapy is provided onsite, it’s more accessible for busy families, reducing variables that may prevent individuals from receiving care. 


Complete this referral form or contact People Incorporated’s Central Access number at 651-774-0011 to make a referral, M-F, 7 am-5 pm.

Referrals can be made by parents, guardians, school staff, and community providers at the schools listed under Program Eligibility (below) that are within the Robbinsdale, Osseo, Anoka-Hennepin, and Intermediate District 287 school districts. Services are provided in a confidential manner with engaged family involvement. We accept most insurance plans and offer a sliding fee for individuals who do not have insurance.

Students enrolled in the following schools are eligible for our School-Linked Mental Health Services. Referrals can be made by parents, guardians, school staff, and community providers.

Intermediate District 287

  • North Education Center
  • Ann Bremer Education Center
  • ALC Plus

Robbinsdale School District

  • Armstrong High School
  • Sandburg Middle School
  • Cooper High School
  • Robbinsdale Middle School
  • Plymouth Middle School
  • Forest Elementary
  • Lakeview Elementary
  • School of Engineering and Arts (SEA School)
  • Sonnysen Elementary
  • Meadow Lake Elementary
  • Northport Elementary
  • Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion
  • Zachary Lane
  • Noble Elementary

Anoka-Hennepin Schools

  • Eisenhower Elementary
  • Oxbow Creek Elementary
  • University Avenue Elementary
  • Madison Elementary
  • Andover Elementary
  • Wilson Elementary
  • Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy (CBPA)
  • Northdale Middle
  • Coon Rapids Middle
  • Jackson Middle

Osseo Area Schools

  • Park Center High School

Our therapists, social workers, and mental health professionals operate their own outpatient mental health clinic in the school within a private, safe space where they provide the following:

  • Mental health screenings and assessments
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Care coordination and referrals
  • Crisis intervention
  • Telemedicine and/or in-person services during COVID-19

Common issues addressed include:

  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Poor social skills
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Besides providing on-site therapy, our therapists provide ongoing support and communication for families using various tools to help students and families manage their mental health.

Many of our therapists also use digital learning tools, like Google Classroom and Google Sites, to create a virtual space for students and families to learn about school-linked services and how they can provide support.