Consumer Guide to Health Care
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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.
State agencies and health care
Department of Health Services is responsible for programs related to
long-term care and support, physical and developmental disability, sensory disability,
mental health, substance abuse, quality assurance in health care facilities, public health,
FoodShare, and medical assistance and health care for low-income families, elderly,
and disabled persons. The Department also
and licenses a variety of programs and facilities and operates care and treatment facilities.
Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance regulates and
monitors health insurance plans and health maintenance
Department of Safety and Professional Services (formerly Regulation and Licensing)
is responsible for
licensing most health care professionals including doctors,
nurses, dentists, podiatrists, and chiropractors.
State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) provides laboratory
services in clinical (human), environmental, and occupational
health, as well as testing programs for public and private
Bureau of Consumer Protection in the
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection is a place to turn if you have a complaint about
unfair or deceptive business practices. These may include
medical billing problems (exit DHS; PDF, 44 KB) as well as problems
with medical quackery
(exit DHS; PDF, 38 KB).
Department of Employee Trust Funds operates the health
benefit program for Wisconsin state employees and retirees.
state agencies also may provide health and safety resources
County/local agencies and health care
health departments offer a variety of health care services and provide referrals to
The American Red Cross
provides information and support to help you prevent, prepare for,
and respond to emergencies.
Farm Medicine Center (NFMC) is a not-for-profit program of the
Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, a division of Marshfield Clinic.
disease and injury problems of farmers, ranchers, and others in
industries related to agriculture.
August 22, 2014