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Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise (C.A.R.E.) Program

The Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise (C.A.R.E.) program provides inpatient chemical dependency and substance abuse treatment services to adults at five locations statewide. Specialized treatment services include:

  • Inpatient services for people who are chemically dependent and have a co-occurring mental illness
  • Relapse prevention services
  • Aftercare planning

All C.A.R.E facilities are locked. Clients can stay up to 90 days before discharge, depending on participation and responsiveness to treatment. In fiscal year 2019, The C.A.R.E. program provided treatment to 437 clients. 


Admission to a C.A.R.E. facility is by referral only. Most clients have been civilly committed by a court as chemically dependent. Most referrals are provided by county social service agencies, courts, community hospitals and mental health providers. Patients can be admitted to a C.A.R.E. from anywhere in Minnesota.

Referrals are screened by DHS's Central Pre-Admission office and must meet admission criteria.

Contact the Central Pre-Admission office 

The Central Pre-Admission office is staffed around the clock. Reach them at:

  • Toll free: 1-866-966-2337
  • Twin Cities Metro Area: 651-431-5337




Fergus Falls

3301 7th Avenue North 
Anoka, MN

Visiting hours: 
Weekdays: 6-7:30 p.m.
Weekends: 2-3:30 p.m. & 6-7:30 p.m

810 3rd Street
Suite 102
Carlton, MN

Visiting hours: 
Daily: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Visits limited to 90 minutes

1010 Maryland Lane
Fergus Falls, MN

Visiting hours: 
Weekdays: 6-7:30 p.m.
Weekends: 2-3:30 p.m. & 6-7:30 p.m

St. Peter


2000 Klein Street
St. Peter, MN

Visiting hours:
Weekdays: 6-7:30 p.m.
Weekends: 2-3:30 p.m. & 6-7:30 p.m           

1801 Technology Drive
Willmar, MN

Visiting hours:
Weekdays: 6-7:30 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays: 4:30-7 p.m.



To protect patient privacy, hospital staff provide visiting information to family, friends and others only at the patient's request and if the proper release form has been signed. The patient's treatment team may also deny visits from specific visitors if there is a therapeutic reason to do so.

Hospitals try to accommodate visitors at other times if they are traveling from a distance or there are other extenuating circumstances. While the hospitals try not to turn visitors away, they can’t guarantee there will be a private meeting space available during non-posted visiting hours due to treatment sessions.

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