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Independent living skills (ILS) services

When you experience a physical disability, brain injury, chronic health condition or mental health condition, it may affect your ability to live independently. Our independent living skills services offer training and support to help you:

  • manage housing, financial and transportation needs
  • conduct daily tasks like grocery shopping and making meals
  • take care of your health and household.



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What it is

Independent Living Skills (ILS) and Housing Access Coordination services can strengthen your ability to:

  • find and connect to community services
  • manage your health
  • find affordable, accessible housing
  • stabilize your housing situation
  • take care of your household
  • boost your interpersonal and communication skills
  • enjoy leisure and recreation
  • plan for meals, grocery shop and cook
  • develop memory compensation strategies
  • problem solve
  • learn safety practices and self-defense
  • manage your time
  • access transportation.

What to expect

You will have a training session with an Independent Living Skills specialist. The session will be held in your home or another suitable location.

Good for treating

This service is good for supporting people with physical disabilities, brain injuries, chronic health conditions, mental health conditions or other conditions that may limit your ability to live independently.  


Good to know

For questions about insurance coverage, please contact your insurance provider. If you receive care or benefits from a group listed below, please check with that organization for any coverage benefits.

Waiver case managers: If you would like access to our full policies and procedures, per 245D licensure requirements, please email and we can provide access.

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Reviewed by: Cindy Guddal

First published: 8/14/2018
Last reviewed: 8/10/2018

Allina Health Everyday Clinic

This is a retail clinic location. We offer basic services for minor injuries and illnesses for patients 18 months and older. We do not see visits for workers' or injury compensation.

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Everyday On Wheels

Everyday On Wheels mobile clinic is not wheel chair accessible due to the size of the vehicle. Patients should be able to safely climb a short set of stairs to enter the mobile clinic.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and have your mobile phone available for the provider to contact you when they are ready to see you.

We've changed how we provide some services with your care and safety in mind. Expanded virtual care services are available to schedule online. You can also call your clinic for help finding the best option.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the Alert bell nearest emergency room.

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What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.

What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.