About Us


Birch Tree Center is an accredited, non-religious, residential mental health center where adults in crisis go to find stability. We accept Medical Assistance and many other sources of funding.

While the primary purpose of Birch Tree Center is to provide residential mental health stabilization care, we are also a hub for the community. Stop in and talk with one of our friendly staff. We can help you identify and connect with resources to get the appropriate care you need for yourself, or someone you care about. No matter your financial or health insurance situation, Birch Tree Center can help you find your pathway to healing.

Birch Tree Center is a community and regional collaboration providing mobile crisis services and residential crisis stabilization to adults experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency. This includes programming designed to enhance psychiatric stability, personal and emotional adjustment, and the necessary skills to return to a more independent setting.

In 2012, a collaborative effort began to bring a state of the art crisis stabilization center to the Arrowhead Region. This has been achieved through partnerships with:

Region III AMHI – (Adult Mental Health Initiative) which includes six counties – Carlton, Cook, Itasca Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis, and three tribes – Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, and Grand Portage. Overseer of services.

Thrive Behavioral Network, LLC – Provider of services.

Center City Housing – Property owner.

Arrowhead Health Alliance – Regional governing authority.

** The creation, build, and opening of Birch Tree Center received the 2015 Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) Annual County Achievement Award from the Annual Conference Awards Committee **