Dental, Mental Health, Prescriptions & Other Services & Products

Dental

Disability-Friendly Dental Providers

Apple Tree Dental

Apple Tree Dental is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the oral health of people with special dental access needs. Their patients include low-income children and families, elderly nursing home residents, people with disabilities, and others who have serious dental needs.

Dentistry for Children & Adolescents

Dentistry for Children & Adolescents is committed to providing the best dental care for ALL of their patients, regardless of their developmental or other special health care needs.

Hennepin County Medical Center Dentistry Clinic

The Dentistry Clinic services patiens of all ages and financial backgrounds.  Care provided ranges from preventative and chronic to acute, simple to complex.  Services include general dental care, specialty care, adult and pediatric care under general anesthesia, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and special care to patients with compromising medical, physical, mental and emotional conditions.

University of Minnesota Physicians Dental Clinic

University of Minnesota Physicians Dental Clinic provides care for people who have an underlying medical condition that may add complexity to the management of their oral health. This clinic is for patients who need a little extra care due to a physical or developmental disabilities, or are afraid of the dental experience.

Finding a Dentist

An article in Enabled Kids offers tips on how to find a dentist for a child with special needs.  It offers ideas on where to look and things to consider when you are looking to find the right dentist for your child.  You can find the article here.

Tooth and Gum Care for Individuals with Special Needs

Benedent Toothbrush - The brushes wrap around the teeth, brushing all three sides at once at the proper angle, with the proper pressure.

Collis-Curve Toothbrush - The curved design of the bristles allows you to clean all 3 sides of your teeth while eliminating the danger of poking the bristles into your gums.

Dental Tool Kit

Autism Speaks has compiled a Dental Tool Kit which includes a guide and video that provides tips for improving oral hygiene at home.  It also provides information about how parents and dental professionals can make a visit to the dentist's office less stressful and more productive.  You can find the link to the Dental Tool Kit here. 

Oral Health Articles

Family Voices has compiled several articles on oral health for persons with special health care needs.  You can find a link to the article here.

Mental Health

Adult Mental Health Services

The Washington County Adult Mental Health Unit is comprised of case managers (social workers) and nurses whose primary function is to provide mental health case management services.

Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) - Mental Health Services

Working daily with individuals with ASD through AuSM's office, our therapists are in the best possible position to stay up-to-date on the medical and developmental research communities. 

Canvas Health (formerly HSI) - Child and Family Programs

Canvas Health provides a variety of special treatment programs for children and families that are not offered through traditional outpatients settings.  Specialty programs take place in various settings, including schools, homes, learning centers and community centers.

Children’s Mental Health Services

Washington County's Children's Mental Health Services are for youth 0-17 who have severe emotional disorders.  The goal is to improve and support maximum levels of functioning, and to increase safety and effectiveness and integration of services.

East Metro Family Counseling - Social Skills Training

Social skills training for individuals newly identified with characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Family Means - Counseling and Therapy

Family Means offers individual, couple, group and family counseling and psychiatric care to help children, adolescents, adults and older adults deal with issues such as:  school concerns, blended families, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, and crisis intervention.
Children's Friendship Group -  An eight-week therapeutic support group to help children improve their skills in making and keeping friends, as well as dealing with friend conflict. 

Mental Health Resources for Washington County

This site has a list of crisis numbers, along with providers, support groups, educational materials, and local and national websites.

NAMI Minnesota

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families.  NAMI Minnesota offers education, support and advocacy.

NAMI Minnesota Parent Warmline

Feeling isolated and overwhelmed by your child's behaviors or mental illness?  Not sure where to start or who to talk to?  Email our parent warmline and connect with one of our parent peer specialists.  NOTE:  This is not a crisis line.  For a mental health crisis or emergency always contact your county crisis team or 911.

Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

An Ombudsman is an official who is designated to assist you to overcome the delay, injustice or impersonal delivery of services.

Prescription Medication Resources

Washington County Medication Disposal

Washington County residents can now dispose of their unused and expired medications at a year-round collection drop box.  The drop box is located at the Law Enforcement Center in Stillwater.  Instead of flushing or throwing medications in the trash, you can drop them off for a safe and free disposal.

Washington County Sharps Disposal

The Washington County Environmental Center now accepts used sharps (needles, syringes and lancets).  The Center is located in Woodbury.  Visit the website for instructions on how to handle the sharps you are bringing and for hours.

Minnesota Department of Health – Information Clearinghouse for Prescription Drugs

The Minnesota Department of Health offers helpful information to those that can't afford their medication, provides links to websites to help compare cost and quality of medications and also offers record keeping ideas to keep medication information in one convenient location.

Pharmacy Benefits – FAQ – Minnesota Department of Health

The Minnesota Department of Health answers the most freqently asked questions regarding drug formularies, explains the differences between brand and generic questions and more.

Other Medical Services

Diapers 

The cost of diapers may be covered under MA-TEFRA for children 4+ years old.  Ask your child's case manager for more information.

Glasses and Eye Exams

Minnesota Vision Project

For individuals who need help with covering the cost of glasses and eye exams, the Minnesota Vision Project can help families that meet certain criteria.

Medical Products

Adaptations by Adrian

Adaptations by Adrian offers adaptive clothing, including socks, mittens, parts and scaraves for individuals with dressing challenges.  They also make custom adapted clothing for individuals with unique dressing needs.

Autism Tracking Devices

In a follow up to a previous news story on funding for autism tracking devices for children at risk of wandering away, the federal government has released details on the process to apply for the devices.  Learn more about the grant money allocated to the program in an article in Disability Scoop.

Seizure Tracker

Seizure Tracker is a free online tool to help document information for the management of seizures.  Downloadable forms allow users to log seizure activity, track medications, graph results and email reports.  There are also helpful hints throughout the site.