About DHS

The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides Minnesotans with a variety of services intended to help people live as independently as possible.


Public contact for DHS services

Most of Minnesota's human service programs are administered locally, at the county level. Contact your county or regional human services, social services or family services office if you have questions or concerns about an existing human service case.  DHS does provide some direct services through State Operated Services and regional service centers for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

DHS dashboard

The public can go to the DHS dashboard for information on the agency's performance in key areas. Questions and comments about the dashboard can be sent to: DHS.info@state.mn.us.

Contact DHS by phone

Any private information you provide shall be used and disclosed for the purpose of responding to your inquiries. For a list of DHS program contact numbers, see DHS program contact numbers.

  • Call the DHS Information Desk at 651-431-2000 (TTY/TDD service: 800-627-3529)
  • MHCP enrolled health care providers can call the Provider Call Center at 651-431-2700 or 800-366-5411
  • MHCP enrolled members may call the Member Helpdesk at 651-431-2670 or 800-657-3739
  • Use the Multilingual referral lines if you request assistance in languages other than English.

DHS state division addresses

For a list of DHS division PO Box mailing addresses, see DHS division address and phone numbers.

Minnesota county websites

For more general county government information, see Minnesota's county government websites.

Minnesota tribal websites

For more information on tribal government, see American Indian communities in Minnesota.

Contact DHS by email

Warning about email: Because email is not secure, do not use email to send private data to DHS. DHS will not use email to send responses that contain private data. More information is on the Terms and policy page. Answers to a program-specific questions can be found in the A-Z topics.

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