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Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)

About CCS

Under Chapter DHS 36 (Exit DHS) WI Administrative Code, Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) for Persons with Mental Disorders and Substance-Use Disorders provide a flexible array of individualized community based psycho-social rehabilitation services authorized by a mental health professional to consumers with mental health or substance use issues across their lifespan.

The intent of the services and supports is:

  • to provide for a maximum reduction of the effects of the individualís mental and substance abuse disorders
  • to restore consumers to the best possible level of functioning
  • To facilitate their recovery

The services to be provided are individualized to each personís need for rehabilitation as identified through a comprehensive assessment. The services must fall within the federal definition of "rehabilitative services" under CFR 440.130 (d) in order for the services to be reimbursed by Medicaid.

Wisconsin has long been a leader in the development of supportive services to persons with mental health and substance abuse service needs who are living in the community. With the development of Comprehensive Community Services (CCS), Wisconsin is increasing access to supportive services for children, adolescents and adults, including older adults with mental health or substance use disorders.  CCS programs will use a wraparound model that is flexible, consumer directed, recovery oriented, strength and outcome based.


Last Revised: December 02, 2013