Fountain Centers in Austin, MN

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101 14th St. NW
Austin MN 55912

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A part of the Mayo Clinic Health System, Fountain Centers of Austin, Minn., about 100 miles south of Minneapolis, provides outpatient and intensive outpatient (IOP) programming for adults and teens aged 13 and older seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. This makes the center one of the 74 (20.8 percent) of Minnesota treatment facilities that provide treatment for adolescents. The Mayo Clinic Health System also operates facilities in Fairmont, Rochester, Albert Lea,


Intensive outpatient programming (IOP) at Fountain Centers of Austin is ideal for individuals in need of treatment on a flexible basis. To date, IOP groups run both mornings and evenings (for adults) and in the afternoon (for teens); collectively accounting for three of just 215 (60.4 percent) of IOPs statewide.

Upon completion of a series of evaluations and assessments and enrollment into the track that best meets their needs, clients receive a plan that typically involves individual and family therapy, 12-step meetings, and evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral (CBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). Also available here is an impact awareness group that offers health education. It is completable in either six or 12 weeks.


Outpatient services at Fountain Centers of Austin are provided by a team of licensed alcohol drug abuse counselors (LADCs).

Fountain Centers of Austin is one of just 55 (15.4 percent) of facilities statewide that’s accredited by the Joint Commission; it is also licensed with the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


The sole survey respondent to date reported having had “Great” counselors and that they even “loved the visits.” They also gave four or five out of five stars for areas such as treatment effectiveness, family participation, the staff’s level of training and experience, and the counseling option. “Decide to stop the cycle and call Fountain Centers,” the anonymous alum encouraged others.


According to its website, Fountain Centers accepts commercial insurance, private pay, and the Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund (CCDTF). The center also participates with most southern Minnesota provider networks.

Published on April 2019

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Great counselors and I loved the visits. Decide to stop the cycle now and call Fountain Centers.

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