Consumer Guide to Health Care
Finding and Choosing Mental Health and Substance
External hyperlinks are provided for your
information and for the benefit of the general public. The
Department of Health Services does not testify to,
sponsor, or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on
externally linked pages.
Looking for mental health treatment?
database: This directory from the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),
an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
allows you to search for a treatment program in your area. You
can also call SAMHSA's toll-free referral helpline at
Looking for drug and alcohol abuse treatment?
a database: This directory from SAMHSA
allows you to search for a substance abuse treatment program in
your area. You can also call SAMHSA's toll-free referral
helpline at 1-800-662-4357.
Health Providers: Tips on Finding One: Information from the Mayo Clinic
on choosing a mental health care provider.
to Choose a Qualified Behavioral Health Care Provider: This guide from
The Joint Commission can help you think about what’s important as you
choose a behavioral health organization. These organizations
include those that provide substance abuse treatment services,
adult mental health services, community mental health centers,
child and adolescent services, foster care services, and
services for those with mental retardation or developmental
is a service offered by The Joint Commission, a nonprofit
organization that evaluates health care quality and safety. You can look up a mental health or substance abuse
care facility by name or location.
Community Mental Health
Services from the Wisconsin Department
of Health Services' Bureau of Prevention, Treatment and Recovery provides information about various mental health
programs. The Bureau's site map
provides links to pages and organizations related to addiction and
substance abuse and mental health needs, and
directories of Wisconsin-certified mental health and substance abuse treatment programs.
December 05, 2012