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Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS)

What We Do

The Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) manages programs that provide community mental health and substance abuse services. It also administers the State’s institutional programs for persons whose mental needs or developmental disabilities cannot be met in a community setting. 

The Division, under the auspices of the Department of Health Services, also operates two psychiatric hospitals and three Secure Treatment Facilities that provide care and treatment for persons with mental illness and/or sexually violent behavior. The Division is also responsible for Client Rights reviews and investigations at the institutions and in the community, and for the Community Forensics program.

Contacts

Administrators Office

Linda Harris, Administrator
Patrick Cork, Deputy Administrator
Telephone (DMHSAS Main line): (608) 266-2717
Telephone (AO's Office): (608) 267-4867

Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery

Joyce Allen, Bureau Director
Telephone (DMHSAS Main line): (608) 266-2717

Community Forensics

Glenn Larson, Manager
Telephone: (608) 266-2862

Client Rights Office

James Yeadon, Supervisor
Telephone: (608) 266-5525

Inpatient Treatment Facilities Operated by DMHSAS

Inpatient Treatment Facilities Operated by DMHSAS

The Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, under the auspices of the Department of Health Services, operates two psychiatric hospitals and three Secure Treatment Facilities: Mendota Mental Health Institute, Winnebago Mental Health Institute, Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center, Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center and Wisconsin Resource Center.

Treatment Facilities: Notice of Privacy Practices

DMHSAS Councils

Wisconsin Council on Mental Health (WCMH) (Exit DHS)
Contact:
Telephone: (608) 266-2717

State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (SCAODA) (Exit DHS)
Contact: Louis Oppor
Telephone: (608) 266-9485

Other DMHSAS Information

Last Revised: March 24, 2014