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Finding and Choosing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care

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Looking for mental health treatment? 

Provider Search:  This application from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services allows you to search for Wisconsin mental health services by location within the state.

Search a 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 1-800-662-4357.

Looking for drug and alcohol abuse treatment?

Provider Search:  This application from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services allows you to search for Wisconsin substance abuse treatment programs by location within the state.

Search 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.

More help

Mental Health Providers: Tips on Finding One:  Information from the Mayo Clinic on choosing a mental health care provider.

How 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 disabilities.

Quality Check 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.

Last Revised: October 14, 2013