Children and Families


Health care

Keeping Minnesota’s families and children healthy is critical to our state’s success. DHS offers programs that provide care for the well-being of eligible families and children.

  • Health care programs

    Learn more about eligibility for publicly funded health insurance, how to apply, services and program changes.

  • Children’s mental health

    DHS works to ensure effective, accessible mental health services and supports for children, youth and their families.

  • Substance abuse

    The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division administers prevention and treatment programs addressing alcohol and other drug dependency and abuse problems.


    DHS manages programs that help eligible people living with HIV/AIDS access medication therapy and medical care.

  • Online payments

    People enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs who have monthly payments for their coverage can use the Web Payments site.

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