Patients are admitted to WMHI by request of the Courts or
Counties within the State. Patients under a forensic commitment to the
Department of Health Services are served either at Winnebago Mental Health
Institute (WMHI) or Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI). Patients
under a civil commitment are committed to their County of residence and the
County requests they be treated at WMHI. WMHI has specialty services
for Youth, Forensic women, and Dual Diagnosis of Substance Abuse and Mental
Illness for youth and adult.
All inpatient admissions must have the approval of the
County 51.42 Board in the county where the patient has legal residence.
For referrals of patients under forensic or civil commitment
(Chapter 51), contact the Admissions Office, telephone 920-235-4910, ext.
2527. The Admissions Coordinator will take preliminary preadmission
information and will schedule the admission date, in consultation with the
Civil or Forensic Services Director.
For questions regarding Civil issues, contact the Civil
Services Director at:
Telephone: 920-235-4910, ext. 2360
For questions regarding Forensic issues, contact the
Forensic Services Director at:
Telephone: 920-235-4910, ext. 2432
January 31, 2013