Lake Superior Community Health Center
For Urgent Needs after hours call 218-786-3110 or 1-800-714-4546



Needs after hours

please call
Nurse care line
218-786-3110 and
Mental Health Crisis Line

Mental Health Counseling

DULUTH  218-722-1497
SUPERIOR  715-392-1955
SUPERIOR substance abuse:  715-395-5380

If you’re feeling depressed, anxious or just need someone to talk to, we have counselors available. Individuals, couples and families are welcome to make counseling appointments. Our medical providers work closely with our counselors in accessing needed medications.

Integrated Behavioral Health

Integrated Behavioral Health Care (IBH) coordinates your physical and behavioral health care at Lake Superior Community Health Center. Physical health and behavioral health concerns can happen at the same time. Often, your mental health affects your physical health and your physical health can affect your mental health. Providing you with services to treat both will have the best results for your overall health and well being.

Lake Superior Community Health Center offers IBH along with your primary care. Your medical provider will talk with you about any behavioral health needs you have and may offer you IBH services or you may request to meet with the behavioral health clinician at your medical visit.

IBH is provided by our trained behavioral health specialists. Often, they are able to see you on the same day that you see your medical provider. Visits are 15-20 minutes long. You will have a chance to talk about life changes and stressors. Helpful information will be provided to you by:

  • Behavioral Health Clinicians, for your mental health needs: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, stress management, life changes, adjustment to medical conditions, grief, loss, problem solving, coping skills, information and referral to community resources.
  • Substance Abuse Counselors, here to help you in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Counselors will disucss your needs and goals, and set up a program specifically designed for your success. 
  • Social Workers, from the Health Care Access Office can help you apply for health insurance and tell you about where you can get help with health care advocacy, housing, food, meals, and clothing.

A follow up visit may be recommended or referrals might be made depending on your individual needs.

Depression and Anxiety Screeners

There are tools that we use at the clinic that help us to screen for the presence of anxiety, depression, and other mental health symptoms. These tools are only used to determine whether you may be experiencing some symptoms, but they are not used for diagnosing mental health disorders.  We have provided a couple links for some screening tools for your convenience.  Any results  or questions related to these screening tools should be discussed with your medical or behavioral health provider during your next appointment.  If you are experiencing significant suicidal, homicidal, or other symptoms and feelings that cause you to feel unsafe, we encourage you to go to your local emergency room or call 911 for emergency assistance.

Click the links below to view the screening tool.




Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Meet our mental health providers

Aaron D. Pust, MSW, LICSW
Shannon Kroenke, LICSW, MT-BC, CYT-200
JoEllyn Steele, MA, LMFT
Betsy Byler, MA, LPC-SAS
Kate Everson, MSE, LPC
Michele Fitzgerald, MSEd, CSAC, LPC
Paige Turri, MA, LMFT, LPC
RaeJean Bergner, BSW, SAC
Andrea Nelson, MA, LICSW

What you will need on your visit to the Lake Superior Community Health Center

What you will need for your visit...

Photo I.D.

Insurance Card

The containers of medications, vitamins, supplements you are currently taking

For sliding fee scale applicants: proof of income