Public Health & Human Services

Carlton County 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.

Update - Interviews for Financial Assistance

In an effort to reduce the spread of the corona virus disease, effective immediately, Financial Workers will NOT be conducting face-to-face interviews.

Interviews will be conducted via phone.

You may drop off paperwork in the outside drop box located at the southeast corner of the Community Services Building in Cloquet.  You may also drop off paperwork at the first floor front desk of the Community Services Building in Cloquet.  In Moose Lake, the drop box is in located outside the front door or you can drop off paperwork or pick up applications at the reception area inside the building.  

We encourage you to use your phone to communicate with your Financial Worker/Team to protect yourself.  If you do not have access to a phone, you may use a county phone to conduct an interview when applying for programs.  

Please be sure to include your phone number on all paperwork you turn in to the county.  

Team 1  878-2551Team 2  878-2552
Team 3  878-2553Health Care Team  878-2557
Child Care  878-2518Moose Lake Office  485-8520

Need an Immunization Record?

The Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) is a statewide immunization information system that stores electronic immunization records (including Covid-19).  You can follow the link to request an immunization record.  

Minnesota Immunization Information Connection

Another resource now available to access your immunization record is the "Docket" App. It is supported by the Minnesota Department of Health and can be downloaded on the AppStore or Google Play. Find more information on Docket's website:

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

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.  

Drug Prescription Card