Rapid Access Brief Treatment (RABT)

Rapid Access Brief Treatment provides access to mental health services within two weeks of the request for care. Rapid access will be maintained by using a brief treatment model, with a multidisciplinary team, and will last no longer than three months. The team will work closely with one another and the individual to provide integrative care. If treatment is needed beyond three months the RABT team will facilitate transfer to a continuing care provider. 


  • 18 or older
  • Has a primary care provider, or is willing to start working with one
  • Does not already have a behavioral health provider (i.e. psychiatrist, nurse practitioner)
  • Is not in need of primary substance abuse treatment
  • Is not in need of emergency room or inpatient level of psychiatric care
  • Be willing to transfer care back to PCP (Primary Care Provider) or another behavioral health provider at end of three month RABT program 

Initial Assessment

The initial assessment will occur over the course of the first two visits. Assessment includes a diagnostic assessment, psychological testing and assessment, and a medication evaluation. The initial assessment concludes with treatment recommendations. These may include medication management, outpatient therapy, pharmacist services, and case management. At this time, the treatment team will also assess and review if the individual's needs can be met within the RABT model of treatment.

Medication Management

If psychiatric care is appropriate, prescriptions and follow up medication management will be provided. The RABT team will assist patient in assessing whether to transfer care to PCP or an alternative psychiatric provider prior to the end of the program.

Outpatient Therapy

Master-level and Doctorate-level therapists work with the individual to alleviate mental health symptoms and improve day to day functioning.


On site professional available to provide MTM (Medication Therapy Management) and genetic testing to assess metabolism of psychiatric medications.

Case Coordination

Professional assistance with additional community resources. The social worker may also assist with referrals and transition to providers upon completion of program time.

Referrals and Questions

No referral is required, but the Rapid Access Brief Treatment team welcomes provider referrals as it does facilitate increased understanding of what the individual may need. For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call Intake at 612-273-8710. The clinic treatment team will help assess is the individual is appropriate for the program.


612-273-8710 (new)

612-273-8700 (returning)


Clinic hours

M – F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Evening hours only available as arranged by your provider


Clinic address

Suite F-275, 2nd Floor, West Building
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

After clinic hours and emergencies

Emergency services are provided 24 hours a day for current clients:

Call 612-672-6600 and ask for the psychiatry resident on call

Call 612-672-6402 (Emergency Department)