Divisions and Offices

The Department of Health Services has nine Divisions and Offices that work to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin.

The Department of Health Services provides high-quality, affordable health care coverage and public health services to Wisconsin residents; ensures that the care provided to Wisconsin residents is high-quality and provided in accordance with state and federal law; ensures that Wisconsin taxpayer dollars are being utilized effectively and efficiently by preventing and detecting waste, fraud and abuse; and works to continue Wisconsin's long tradition of strong health outcomes and innovation.

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The Secretary’s Office leads the Department and contains the Executive Team, Communications Team, Director of Opioid Initiatives, Area Administration, and Tribal Affairs.
DMS supports Wisconsin’s ForwardHealth programs to provide access to health care, long-term care, and nutritional assistance for individuals and families who are elderly, disabled, or have low income.
DQA is responsible for regulating and licensing more than 40 different programs, facilities, and caregivers that provide health and residential care.
Last Revised: June 28, 2017