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Chemical Health Assessment

To enter Avivo’s treatment programs, you must have a chemical health diagnosis, which is documented by a Chemical Health Assessment. This assessment provides access and funding for substance abuse treatment.

In-person assessments have resumed on a first-come first-served, walk-in basis, Monday – Friday, at our Minneapolis location at 1900 Chicago Avenue. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m.

To schedule or refer, or for any questions, please email, call 612.752.8074, or fax 612.752.8051.

Individuals must meet eligibility guidelines. See our FAQ for more details.

Addiction Test

Are you wondering if your alcohol or other drug use is becoming a problem?

This four-question addiction quiz* helps to reveal the possibility of substance abuse.

  1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking or drug use?
  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking or drug use?
  3. Have you ever felt remorseful about your drinking or drug use?
  4. Have you ever had a drink or used drugs in the morning in order to relieve a hangover or steady your nerves?

Answering “yes” to two or more questions may indicate a problem with alcohol or other drugs.

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Clinicians and counselors at Avivo will not assume that individuals have a diagnosis of substance abuse when they reach out. Our Chemical Health Assessment provides an accurate diagnosis along with recommendations of the care that’s right for you.

The chemical health assessment is the professional assessment individuals need to consider residential or intensive outpatient treatment if that is the next step. Our professional staff is here to help you.

*The four question quiz is based on the CAGE substance abuse screening tool.

Employment Help

We need to know a little bit about you and your needs so we can direct you to the right mix of services we have at Avivo. Please complete this short inquiry form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible!

If you want to talk to someone directly, please call 612.752.8131.

You can also find out more about the employment services we offer by starting here.

Community Support Programs

Our Community Support Program (CSP) serving Hennepin County residents living with mental illness has transitioned to community-based programming from its site-based model and is developing safe activities for engagement over the next couple months.

Housing Resources in Hennepin County

Where to find housing

Avivo receives referrals for it’s housing programs through a process called Coordinated Entry.

Staying in homeless shelters

If you are currently staying at a homeless shelter in Hennepin County, you will be identified by shelter staff for assessment.

Please note that anyone who accesses emergency shelter for 14 days is eligible for an assessment and should request one from their shelter worker or street outreach worker if not already scheduled.

Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence

If you are an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

  • Is fleeing, or attempting to flee domestic violence,
  • Has no other residence
  • Lacks the resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing

Contact the Domestic Abuse Project at or 612-874-7063 x232.

Staying outdoors, in a vehicle, camping, etc.

Coordinated Entry Assessments can be completed by Matrix Housing Services. Matrix Housing Services will be suspending drop-in hours at Catholic Charities Opportunity Center due to concerns of COVID-19 virus. To have a Coordinated Entry assessment completed, call the Matrix Housing Services’ certified assessors: James at 612-283-2567 or Tori at 612-790-7827 directly to set up a time to meet.



Housing Resources in Ramsey County

Ramsey County family and individual access can be found here. If you and your family don’t live in Hennepin County or Ramsey County, there are still options for you. All counties in Minnesota have some form of Coordinated Entry.


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