About the Department of Health Services (DHS)

The Department works to ensure its contractors, grantees, sub-grantees and other providers prohibit discrimination in employment and service delivery.
The Client Rights Office serves individuals receiving services for developmental disability, mental health, and substance use. Individuals can receive these services in group homes, community-based residential facilities, adult family homes, inpatient and outpatient clinics, and similar settings,
A listing of programs and services the department provides including staff contact information.
The Department has 10 divisions and offices that work to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin.
Learn more about Department of Health Services job opportunities and the benefits available to State of Wisconsin employees.
File a complaint regarding care or services provided by an entity the Department regulates or report public assistance fraud.
View information and document libraries to locate forms and documents, publications, and webcasts related to the Department's programs and services.
The Department issues press releases to provide updates to the public about key programs, priorities, and public health conditions.
The Department of Health Services has more than 6,100 employees operating in 15 offices, institutes and facilities across the state of Wisconsin.
The Department operates programs, provides care and services, and conducts business using a variety of different service area models and regions.
Learn more about the understanding the information contained on the Department's website, including acronyms, as well as how to request information.
Files, preserves, protects, changes and issues copies of birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates for events that occur in Wisconsin.
Last Revised: September 18, 2015