Frequently Asked Questions:

What Insurance does WINGS accept?

We are in Network and accept the following:

  • BCBS Private and PMAP
  • Consolidated Funds (Rule25)
  • HealthPartners Private and PMAP
  • Medica (PMAP)
  • Primewest
  • Ucare
  • South Country Health Alliance
  • Preferred One

Can I have tobacco products while at WINGS?

No! You cannot have tobacco even if you are 18! We have a school on our grounds and must follow the MN State law that, there is NO SMOKING anywhere on school grounds.  Visitors must leave WINGS property if they wish to smoke. 

Can I have my cell phone while at WINGS?

No.  Cell phone are not allowed during your stay.  Client will get phone call privledges while at WINGS, all calls are made from the facilities phones.

What is the average length of stay at WINGS?

We have no set length of stay.  However, our average stay is between 60-90 days.  

Can I visit my child while at WINGS?

Yes, we have family visitation on Sundays.

Will I earn school credits while at WINGS?

Yes, Clients go to school Monday - Friday from 7:30 - 2:00 and will earn credit hours while you are in school.

Can I keep by body piercing?
You may keep body piercings, but you must use rubber plugs.  No actual "earrings" will be allowed. 

What if I have court while at WINGS.
Many times the courts are more than willing to postpone your hearing or do the hearing by phone.  If you must appear in court, Wings will need a letter from the court stating that you must appear in person.  Your Parent/Guardian or court will be responsible for providing transportation to and from court.  You will not be allowed to stop at home, the mall, etc. 

  • Collateral Information 

WINGS will need to obtain collateral information on each potential client.  This information is usually a Chemical Dependency Assessment, Mental Health Assessment (commonly called a Diagnostic Assessment) or a Rule 25 Assessment.  These are completed by licensed professional.

  • What is a Assessment/Rule 25?

An Assessment/Rule 25 is an interview with a Licensed Professional that is designed to assess an individual substance use history to determine what level of care would best meet the individual's needs.  Rule 25 assessments are only valid for 45 days, after which time an update is required.  

If you have not had any type of assessment completed, Wings will also do a Rule 25 assessment, however we do charge to have this done. It will be your responsibility to submit those charges to your insurance company. 

  • What do I do after the assessment is completed?

Once the assessment has been completed, have your Rule 25 assessor fax (320-593-0442) or email the assessment to info@wingsats.comOnce your assessment has been received by WINGS it typically takes 2-3 business day for our clinical staff to review the information. 

  • Is there any other information I should send to WINGS?

Please send Referral Application Form (click on the link to open the form and print a copy) along with a copy of the most recent CD assessment and a copy of a Diagnostic assessment if one has been done.

Please fax this information to WINGS at 320-593-0442 or E-mail to 


After reviewing your assessment and the clinical staff has made a determination if you are appropriate for the WINGS program, our staff will contact you to schedule a phone interview.  The interview is an additional screening tool that we use to determine if our services can meet your needs.  It is VERY important that your contact number is on the referral information and current.