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Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS)

MnCHOICES Assessment and Support Planning

Southwest Health and Human Services - Pipestone County

1091 N Hiawatha Ave, Pipestone, MN, 56164

Distance: 1357 Miles

(888) 632-4325


Service Details


The MnCHOICES process helps to identify a person's support needs and the services and programs that will meet those needs. It also helps a person to access those services and programs.

During the assessment, staff use MnCHOICES to:
* Interview you about your need for services and supports
* Provide a referral for services
* Give you a summary of what was learned in the assessment interview

The MnCHOICES assessment determines eligibility for publicly-funded long-term services and supports, including:
* Alternative Care (AC) program
* Brain Injury (BI) waiver
* Community Alternative Care (CAC) waiver
* Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) waiver
* Consumer Support Grant (CSG)
* Developmental Disability (DD) waiver
* Elderly Waiver (EW)
* Essential Community Supports (ECS)
* Personal Care Assistance/Community First Services and Supports (PCA/CFSS)
* Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS)

When an assessment determines that a person is eligible for publicly-funded long-term services and supports, staff will help that person to make an informed choice about waiver services and other state programs. This includes creating a plan with the person that outlines services and supports based upon the person's needs, and providing them a copy of their plan.


  • Area Served by County
    • Pipestone County 


People in Minnesota of all ages and any disability who need assistance caring for themselves due to age, disability or illness.

Application Instructions

Call your county or tribal nation to request an assessment.
* Use the Minnesota Tribal and county directory to locate a phone number to call
* To identify your county, look up your city on the City-County Listing chart provided by the MN Dept. of Public Safety

For further information, please see MnCHOICES Assessment: Steps to get help
* Hmong
* Russian
* Somali
* Spanish
* Vietnamese


There is no fee for this service. You also do not need to be eligible for Medical Assistance (MA) or any other publicly-funded program to have an assessment.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Pipestone County and surrounding counties


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main - Pipestone County (507) 283-5066

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