Public Health & Human Services

To get started, visit Health Care Application Online to use an online pre-screening tool to find out if you qualify for benefits and to register for a user ID and password.

If you already have a user ID and password, you can log-on to MNBenefits directly.

Forestland Annex building

Community Services Resources


Koochiching County Community Services is directed by law to protect vulnerable adults and children, to help the elderly and disabled, and to assist those citizens whose personal or family resources are not adequate to meet their basic human needs. In partnership with other public and private agencies, we are committed to help our citizens to attain the maximum degree of self-sufficiency consistent with their individual capabilities. To these ends:

  • We will assure public accountability and trust through responsible use of available resources.
  • We will promote the dignity, safety and rights of the individual.
  • We will work to strengthen the family.

Social Services

  • Adult foster care licensing
  • Adult protection
  • Chemical dependency
  • Child foster care licensing
  • Child protection
  • Day care licensing
  • Dependent children
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Information and referral
  • Mental health (adult and children)
  • Emergency assistance for employment/training
  • Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

Public Health Services

Child Support Services