MnCHOICES Assessments


MnCHOICES is a web-based application that is comprehensive and integrates assessment and support planning for Minnesotans who need long-term services and supports. MnCHOICES embraces a person-centered approach to ensure services meet each person's strengths, goals, preferences and assessed needs.

Services Provided

MnCHOICES uses a person-centered planning approach to help people make decisions about long-term services and supports and accomplishes this by:
  • Determining service eligibility for publicly funded programs and services including:
    • Alternative Care Program
    • Brain Injury Waiver
    • Case management for people with developmental disabilities
    • Community Alternative Care Waiver
    • Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals Waiver
    • Consumer Support Grant
    • Developmental Disability Waiver
    • Elderly Waiver
    • Essential Community Supports for Seniors
    • Family Support Grant
    • Moving Home Minnesota
    • Personal Care Assistance
    • Semi-Independent Living Services
  • Focusing on people and not programs
  • Including person-centered planning
  • Promoting choice and integrated community living
  • Providing a common data collection tool
  • Using one assessment process for people of all ages, abilities and financial statuses


MnCHOICES is for people of all ages who have any type of disability or need for long-term services and supports. The MnCHOICES assessment replaces the following tools:
  • Developmental disability screening
  • Home care nursing assessment (to be included in the future)
  • Long-term care consultation assessment
  • Personal care assistance assessment

Get an Assessment

You may request an assessment for services by:
  • Calling the Senior LinkAge Link® at 800-333-2433
  • Completing the Adult Health Intake Form 
  • Contact your county's social services or public health department intake at 218-327-2941.
  • Logging onto the MinnesotaHelp website
    • MinnesotaHelp is online directory of services designed to help people in Minnesota identify resources such as human services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of aid and assistance within Minnesota. It is especially rich in resource information for seniors and their caregivers, people with disabilities and their caregivers, parents and families and low-income people. This information is available in other forms to people with disabilities by contacting us at 651-431-2600. TTY users can call through Minnesota Relay at 800-627-3529. For Speech to Speech Relay, call 877-627-3848. For additional assistance with legal rights and protections for equal access to human services programs, contact our agency's ADA coordinator.