Public Health & Human Services

The mission of the Carlton County Public Health and Human Services is to promote the health, safety, dignity, and self-sufficiency of individuals, families, and communities.

In fulfilling this mission, the agency and staff hold the following belief:

  • The health and the safety of our communities are vital to the entire population of Carlton County.
  • The individual and the family represent the foundation of the community.
  • Preserving families and the rights to self-determination are primary values.

Carlton County

Carlton County is located in Northeastern Minnesota and our Public Health and Human Services programs serve a rural county of nearly 34,000 residents. Carlton County Public Health and Human Services operates offices in Cloquet and Moose Lake.

Second Harvest and our Cloquet area partners would like to know if we are meeting the food needs of the community, and if we should be making more food available. Please consider completing this brief survey to help us understand your needs. 

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Pharmacies in Carlton County dispensed the second-highest rate of naloxone in state

Duluth News Tribune Article 9-5-2019

Foster Care Kids

Foster Care in Carlton County 

Foster kids are our kids

Suicide Prevention in Carlton County

Duluth News Tribune Article 10-2-2018 Leading the way in Battling Suicide

Child Support Staff Build Relationships, Engage Communities to Improve Services

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Crisis Text Line

Whatever you're going through, we're here.  Get free help now.  Follow these easy steps to reach of our our Crisis Counselors.  Minnesota’s suicide prevention and mental health crisis texting services are now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

People who text MN to 741741 will be connected to the Crisis Text Line. 

Crisis Text Line is FREE, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting people in crisis to trained Crisis Counselors. 

Crisis Text Line

Free Prescription Discount Program

The National Association of Counties offers free discount prescription drug cards.  The cards are good at 68,000 retail pharmacies nationwide.  The program is free - no membership required.  Click here for more details.  

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