FAQs

Do I need to bring my own medications?

Whether or not your medications are readily available to take with you to the Birch Tree Center, a nurse is on staff 24 hrs per day to coordinate medication needs with your prescribing psychiatrist or physician.

What services and programs are available at the Birch Tree Center?

The Birch Tree Center staff will meet with you on an individual basis to begin developing your recovery plan. Groups are offered with the opportunity to focus on topics such as symptom management and relapse prevention. Other services include crisis assessment, psychiatric medical assessment, 24 hour nursing care, medication administration, management and monitoring, rehabilitative services, discharge planning with referral to aftercare services and treatment.

What are the accommodations like? Will I have a private room?

Birch Tree Center offers a peaceful, healing environment with individual private rooms and comfortable common areas for meeting with your family, friends and others.

How is the cost of care covered?

Birch Tree Center works with your insurance provider whether private, Medical Assistance, or a public health plan to determine payment for services. Birch Tree Center assists with application thru MN Sure if needed, and seeks grants and other funding sources to address cost of care.

What is the criteria for admission to the Birch Tree Center?

  • You must be 18 years of age or older and have significant behavioral health symptoms, which do not require inpatient services (the mobile crisis team works with children under the age of 18)
  • Have safety needs which cannot be adequately met in the community
  • Have completed a crisis assessment for review by Birch Tree Center staff
  • Have been determined to be medically stable and able to care for one's own medical and personal care needs.

Where is Birch Tree Center located?

Birch Tree Center is conveniently located in a peaceful setting on the Duluth Transit Authority's (DTA) Highway 53 bus line near the Miller Hill Mall.

Birch Tree Center
4720 Burning Tree Road
Duluth, MN 55811
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