Mental Health

Lakeview Clinic understands that Mental and Behavioral Health Care is a critical part of our patients’ overall health and wellness. Lakeview primary care providers often play a key role in diagnosing and managing mental health issues.

When to Seek Care

Mental Health Emergency

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, we urge you to call 911 or seek care at your local emergency room. Emergency rooms are trained to handle mental health crisis.  

Carver County provides 24/7 mobile & telephone crisis response services. The crisis phone number is: (952)442-7601. The state of Minnesota has also established a MN Crisis text line. Text MN to 741741 to be connected to a mental health specialist. 

Warning Signs of Mental Health Issues

Each illness has its own symptoms, but common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents can include the following: 

  • Excessive worrying or fear 
  • Feeling excessively sad or low 
  • Confused thinking or problems concentrating and learning 
  • Extreme mood changes 
  • Prolonged or strong feelings of irritability or anger 
  • Avoiding friends and social activities 
  • Difficulties understanding or relating to other people 
  • Changes in sleeping habits or feeling tired and low energy 
  • Difficulty perceiving reality  
  • Overuse of substances like alcohol or drugs 
  • Thinking about suicide 
  • Inability to carry out daily activities or handle daily problems  
  • An intense fear of weight gain or concern with appearance 

Mental Health Assessments

Many Lakeview Primary Care Providers perform mental or behavioral health assessments. Assessments will help determine the appropriate type of care. Some treatment options include lifestyle measures, talk therapy, medications and in some cases, referral to a psychiatrist. Patients may also be provided with mental health resources to assist them in making lifestyle changes that can improve mental wellbeing. 

Appointments can be made online. When scheduling, select “Office Visit” and then choose “Depression/Anxiety” or “Other” and specify your concern in the provided field. You may also call (952)442-4461 and a Lakeview representative will assist you with questions or scheduling. 

It is also important to be aware that insurance coverage of mental or behavioral health care varies with each provider. We recommend contacting your insurance company to confirm coverage or use to check which providers accept your insurance. 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Many Lakeview Primary Care Providers can be consulted about ADHD diagnosis and treatment options. In some cases, a referral to neuropsychiatric testing is appropriate to ensure the correct diagnosis. 

ADHD consultations can be scheduled by reaching out to your child’s provider via patient portal or by calling (952)442-4461. 

Substance Use Concerns

Your primary care clinic is a great place to start if you have concerns about substance use. Substance use concerns can take many forms but often include:  

  • Feeling that you must use the substance regularly. 
  • Feeling intense urges for the substance or over time needing more of the substance to get the same effect. 
  • Not meeting social or work obligations due to substance use. 
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms if stopping the substance. 

For those seeking treatment:  

  • A national service, SMAHSA’s, provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.  You can also find treatment locations on their website.
  • Carver County residents can call (952) 361-1600 to access services and discuss eligibility for funding for chemical dependency treatment. 
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings can be found with this online locator: MN AA Meeting Locator 

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders such as Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, and binge eating, are all types of mental health disorders that are important to treat. Consider consulting your primary care provider if you notice patterns in eating habits that cause distress or concern. If appropriate, your provider may recommend an eating disorder treatment program.

Eating Disorder Programs:

Lakeview Providers may refer to or recommend a treatment program but are in no way affiliated with these programs. It is important to verify your insurance coverage prior to treatment. We recommend contacting your insurance company to confirm coverage or use to check coverage.

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