Rice County Social Services has announced the office is now open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for those who require in-person assistance.

In a News Release from the office they say, "Most business can be accomplished through the mail, email or telephone, and does not usually require a personal visit to our office.

The communication asks people to consider the following:

For HealthCare -Apply online at MNSURE.org
If you prefer a paper application call us at (507) 332-5995

For Childcare Apply online at ApplyMN.DHS.MN.GOV or
Call us at (507) 332-5995 and leave your name and address we’ll mail you an  application.

For Cash or Food AssistanceApply online at ApplyMN.DHS.MN.GOV
If you prefer a paper application call us at (507) 332-5995.

If you have questions about your public assistance benefits please email us at: fin_asst@co.rice.mn.us

To apply for all other services such as mental health or disabilities case management please call us at (507) 333-3773 or email us at
RCSocialServices @co.rice.mn.us

Do any of these surprise you?


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